The IASC gladly provides resources and endorses courses that support research and knowledge exchange on commons issues. Below, you will find the links to these resources.
International Journal of the Commons: is an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed open-access academic journal published by the IASC, and dedicated to furthering the understanding of institutions for use and management of resources that are (or could be) enjoyed collectively.
Digital Library of the Commons: The Digital Library of the Commons (DLC) is a gateway to the international literature on the commons and provides free and open access to full-text articles, papers, and dissertations.
Commons Digest: The Commons Digest is a publication containing short articles, forum responses, book reviews, bibliographies, and letters to the editor.
1. IASC Commons: Collection of videos of presentations at IASC events and educational videos on the commons.
2. IASC North America: Collection of videos related to Commons Video contest and IASC Virtual Conferences.
This is a list to free online introductory material on the commons.
Sustaining the Commons: Free text e-book on the Elinor Ostrom approach to study the commons. Now also available in Spanish.
Vocabulary of commons: Free edited e-book on terminology related to the commons among academics and practitioners.
MOOC on the Commons (in Spanish): Free online introductory course on the commons.
Resources, Rights, and Cooperation: A Sourcebook on Property Rights and Collective Action for Sustainable Development.
This is a list of databases of case studies and protocols maintained by IASC members.
Social-Ecological Systems Library: Database of case studies of common pool resources and social-ecological systems, building on the database and coding protocol of Ostrom’s Governing the commons.
Nepal Irrigation Institutions and Systems Database: Database developed at the Ostrom Workshop.
Social-Ecological Systems Meta-Analysis Database: Database of coded case studies of large scale social-ecological systems.
Games for Sustainability: Collection of protocols and results from games on commons dilemmas for educators, practitioners and researchers.
International Forestry Resources and Institutions: Longitudinal database of community forest outcomes of many cases around the world.
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