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The Economist on the Commons

By sdohrn, 9 years 7 weeks ago.

This week's Economics Focus on The Economist is entitled Commons Sense and talks about the study of the commons and the IASC conference.

Charlotte Hess and Elinor Ostrom are quoted, and the article comes to the conclusion that the study of the "traditional" commons might teach us something about how to handle new commons including many global commons such as the atmosphere or the world's oceans:

Discussing New Commons at the IASC Conference

By sdohrn, 9 years 10 weeks ago.

The IASC Conference started yesterday with a series of pre-conference workshops. One of them was on New Commons organized by Charlotte Hess. She was presenting an overview of academic work on 'new' commons - new in contrast to the traditional commons such as forests and rangelands, but also new because some resources are new of have never been looked at through a commons lense. The aim was to start a debate about defining 'commons'.

We tried to tease out some characteristics of commons:
1. shared resource

IASC CONFERENCE: Creating a political voice for 'commons'

By sdohrn, 9 years 11 weeks ago.

Next week the 12th Biennial conference of the International Association for the Study of Commons (IASC) will be held at the University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham, England.

One of the events that are part of the conference will be a Policy Forum sponsored by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) on Tuesday (15 July) afternoon, which CAPRi helped organize on Creating a political voice for 'commons'.

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