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New special issue International Journal of the Commons out now

Editors-in-Chief Frank van Laerhoven and Michael Schoon are pleased to announce the publication of Volume 10, Issue 2, of the International Journal of the Commons. This issue contains no less than three special issues of papers, apart from the regular research papers and book reviews.

Edella Schlager, professor at the School of Government & Public Policy at the University of Arizona, was the guest editor who composed a special issue, entitled 'The role of context, scale, and interdependencies in successful commons governance'. The impetus behind the papers that appear in this special issue was to examine how patterns of Ostrom’s design principles relate to outcomes across diverse CPR settings. The authors of the manuscripts in this special issue, led by Marty Anderies and Marco Janssen of Arizona State University, launched a project to extend the research and data of Cox et al. (2010) in three critical ways.

Miguel Laborda Pemán and Tine De Moor of the research team 'Institutions for Collective Action' are the guest-editors of the special issue on 'Collective action institutions in a long-term perspective'. The papers of this special issue are the outcome of the Workshop 'Common People, Common Rules. Institutions and self-governance in historical perspective', that was held at the Public University of Navarre, Pamplona, October 30-31, 2014, where much attention was paid to the historical analysis of common land regimes.

Finally, Michael Bollig of the Institute fro Ethnology at the University of Cologne and Carolyn Lesorogol of the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at the Washington University in St. Louis composed the special issue on 'Pastoralism and the new commons: Co-management, conflict and cooperation', which consists of papers that originated with a panel at the American Anthropological Association’s annual conference in 2013 in Chicago, exploring the socio-economic, political, and ecological ramifications of the new pastoral commons in Eastern and Southern Africa.

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