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BAIARDI, Amilcar. Elinor Ostrom, the awarding of an unified vision of human sciences. Cad. CRH [online]. 2011, vol.24, n.61, pp. 203-216. ISSN 0103-4979. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-49792011000100014.
There were always concerns regarding the establishment of a paradigmatic and historical connection between sociology, economy and politics, supporting the unification of these scientific fields and bringing back what to Weber was Social Sciences as "Science of Reality", aimed at understanding the current cultural significance of phenomena and to the understanding of its historical origin and that, for Marx, was the pursuit of wholeness, of paramount importance because it would not be possible to understand the parts without a vision of the whole. In this text, one explores this approach, focusing on the work of Elinor Ostrom, winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2009, who has always refused to see the sphere of human sciences as a "Tower of Babel," but rather as an environment with ample opportunity for integration, their praxis being a full and eloquent example of convergence and synthesis in the social sciences. After a brief examination of some emblematic cases of attempted integration of the social sciences, one analyzes the academic career of Elinor Ostrom and her major contributions to research on the resources and assets under common ownership.
Keywords : common property; cooperation; interdisciplinarity; institutions and governance.