3rd IASC Thematic Conference on Knowledge Commons, Paris, 20-21 October 2016
‘ADVANCING KNOWLEDGE COMMONS THROUGH LEGAL AND SOCIAL CHANGES' - WHEN COMMONS MEET LAW AND PUBLIC POLICY
Date: October 20-22, 2016
Venue: Paris (France)
Conference chairs: Séverine Dusollier, Tom Dedeurwaerdere
On 20, 21 and 22 October 2016, SciencesPo Paris hosted the 3rd Thematic IASC-Conference on Knowledge Commons. Building upon the successful 2012 and 2014 thematic IASC conferences on knowledge commons, this third conference aimed to look at the normative effects and institutionalization of the many initiatives based on knowledge commons and how commons provide new legal tools, public policy choices, and forms of social, economic and governance innovations. To this purpose the conference aimed to take stock of the latest developments in public policies and legal initiatives around knowledge commons, as well as how the attempts to give a proper legal definition of commons in different countries bring changes in law and property regimes. The key questions covered by this conference were the sustainability of knowledge commons that could be achieved by giving normative effects to the relationships and collectiveness they create, the possible articulation between grassroots commons movements and public policy, To such end, examples of governance models or legal revisions organizing commons in diverse countries have been studied, particularly as far as knowledge commons were concerned.