Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment
Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment

XVI Biennial Conference, ‘Practicing the commons: Self-governance, cooperation, and institutional change’

Date: 10 July 2017 - 14 July 2017
Location: Utrecht

The 2017 Biennial IASC-Conference will be an excellent opportunity for scholars and practitioners from all over the world to meet each other, to learn from each other’s research and experiences, to exchange ideas, and to learn from successful examples of management and governance of common-pool resources. The conference will focus on exam,ples from all over the world, but will also pay much attention on the significant current-day developments on common-pool resources and cooperatives within the Netherlands (such as knowledge commons, energy cooperatives, care cooperatives, urban commons, and other citizens’ initiatives), not only by inviting representatives of those Dutch initiatives to join as conference participants, but also by offering them an opportunity to draw attention to their initiatives, e.g. by organizing public events and field-trips.

Both the hosting team and the IASC are confident the impact of this conference will not only be beneficial to the conference partners involved, but also to citizens’ initiatives and other forms of commons and self-governance within the Netherlands.

Call for papers

The local organizers of the global XVIth Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of the Commons welcome abstracts for papers, panels, and posters to be presented at this global conference.
Deadline: 15 October 2016

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