The Mountain Sentinels collaborative network is working to understand the most important activities and the most significant barriers to success across collaborative research projects worldwide. The network has developed a survey to gather insights from both researchers and practitioners with
Recently published in World Development, ‘Augmenting the IAD framework to reveal power in collaborative governance – An illustrative application to resource industry dominated processes’, co-authored by IASC-member Marie-Claire Brisbois, provides clear guidance on how to practically account for power when
Building on two decades of interviews with more than sixty Hawaiian elders, leaders, and fishermen and women, Kaiāulu by Mehana Blaich Vaughan shares their stories of enduring community efforts to perpetuate kuleana (‘rights and responsibilities’). An important contribution to scholarship,
[Contributed by Minghui (Cathy) Zhang, Tsinghua University] Chinese Commons Study Network A Chinese Commons Study Network was established in 2017 and up to now includes 60 Chinese scholars studying on commons. It was facilitated by the team of Prof.
[Contributed by Lee Yoke Lee, Youth Garden Facilitator Esty St. Community Garden] An empty plot of land holds many possibilities. GreenStar Community Project, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to food justice in Tompkins County, saw the sunny plot as an
The researchers involved in LabGov Georgetown (among whom Sheila Foster, IASC Council Member), are happy to announce the establishment of this new laboratory for governance of the commons. In ever-changing urban contexts worldwide, LabGov explores the idea that social and
IASC-members Ashutosh Sarker and William Blomquist recently had their article ‘Addressing misperceptions of Governing the Commons’ published with the Journal of Institutional Economics. In their article, Sarker and Blomquist demonstrate that the Elinor Ostrom’s famous publication Governing the Commons should
Routledge publishers has recently published the book The Commons, Plant Breeding and Agricultural Research, edited by IASC-member Christine Frison and Fabien Girard. [publisher text] This book shows how social sciences, and more especially law, can contribute towards reconfiguring current legal
IASC-member Krister Andersson, Professor of Political Science and Director of The Center for the Governance of Natural Resources at the University of Colorado at Boulder recently had three articles published as (co-)author. Please note that the links may require subscriptions to
IASC-member Philip Krabbendam has recently written an essay, entitled ‘Designing for a cooperative economy (or ecommony)’. In this series, Krabbendam wants to show how urban design can be deployed to reconnect an economy, that has run wild, with the consumer.