New article by Ashutosh Sarker and William Blomquist published

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 not be defined as merely anti-statist or against privatization. Article on journal’s website (subscription may […]

New Routledge publication ‘The Commons, Plant Breeding and Agricultural Research’, eds. Frison and Girard

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 frameworks in order to achieving a better balance between the necessary requirements of agricultural innovation […]

Three new publications by Andersson et al.

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 view the full article. Andersson, K. et al., 2018. Experimental Evidence on Payments for Forest […]

New issue of International Journal of the Commons out now!

The International Journal of the Commons just issued its latest edition, comprising no less than 21 articles on commons issues, covering a wide range of topics, areas, and time periods. Look what is in it for you at https://www.thecommonsjournal.org/33/volume/12/issue/1/ The International Journal of the Commons is an official publication of the IASC.

AEHE Working Paper: Las bodegas cooperativas y la comercialización del vino en España (Francisco J. Medina-Albaladejo and Jordi Planas)

Medina-Albaladejo, Francisco J., and Jordi Planas. “Las bodegas cooperativas y la comercialización del vino en España.” AEHE Documentos de Trabajo Series, no. 1707, Asociación Española de Historia Económica, [Salamanca], November 2017. Abstract (English; main text in Spanish) Cooperative wineries emerged with a double objective: on the one hand, the common production of wine, to reduce production […]

UN Environment Programme publishes Frontiers Report 2017

The United Nations Environment Programme launched its report Frontiers 2017: Emerging Issues of Environmental Concern at the UN Environment Programme meeting in Nairobi on December 5, 2017. The report reports on six specific topics that are currently emerging: environmental dimension of antimicrobial resistance; nanomaterials; Marine Protected Areas and sustainable development; sand and dust storms; off-grid […]

Collective practices and the management of agricultural lands in the Early Middle Ages: a comparative approach to examining Ireland and the North-West of the Iberian Peninsula (Álvaro Carvajal Castro)

Carvajal Castro, Álvaro. “Collective practices and the management of agricultural lands in the Early Middle Ages: a comparative approach to examining Ireland and the North-West of the Iberian Peninsula.” Historia Agraria. Revista de Agricultura e Historia Rural 73 (November 2017). Subscription required, abstract available at http://historiaagraria.com/en/info_articulo.php?id=754