Volume 19, Numéro 1, Pages 541-549
Summary: Local and national models of governance with a historical dimension rejecting the prescriptions of international institutions are increasingly adopted in the Southern countries. Ostrom's (1990) work on natural resources is one of these new models of governance and invites us to take a fresh look at how we think about politics, through which it opened a gap in understanding how individuals and organizations self-organize to collectively reap the benefits of renewable resources. In this respect, we support the hypothesis that the notion of access to medicines must be considered as a common good in the Algerian health context. It should be carried out within the framework of "Focal Monopoly of Governance" presented by Meisel (2004) and is considered as a potential response to the institutional and political blockages of access to medicines in Algeria.
Algeria; Common good; Change; Access to medicines.
Meryem Ben Dehina