Elinor Ostrom and Roger Parks Discuss the "Police Studies"

In the 1970s, Elinor "Lin" Ostrom and her graduate students, including Roger Parks began researching how urban governments supplied basic services such as police protection in large metropolitan areas like St. Louis. Many urban governments had turned to city-county consolidation plans but Ostrom's studies showed that smaller could be—and often was—better.

Watch more videos w/ Lin Ostrom on Barbara Allen's Vimeo channel


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