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Call for panels, papers, and posters - 4th Regional European IASC-Conference (Bern, 10-13 May 2016) - Deadline 30 Oct. 2015

The organizers of the 4th Regional European IASC-Conference welcome abstracts proposals for panels, papers, and posters for the 4th Regional European IASC-Conference, to be held in Bern, 10-13 May 2016. The main theme of the conference will be 'Commons in a "Glocal" World: Global Connections and Local Responses'. This conference therefore aims to look at the interfaces between local and global processes in order to bring together research arenas that have often been kept quite separate until now.

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Autumn School for PhD students and postdocs on comparative analysis of water governance - DEADLINE 26 JULY

The Institute of Environmental Systems Research and The Integrated Assessment Society (TIAS) are accepting applications for the Autumn School 2015: Concepts, frameworks and methods for the comparative analysis of water governance taking place October 28 to November 6, 2015 in Jülich, Germany. Qualified applicants from the global South are also encouraged to apply. Deadline for applications is 26 July 2015. This 9-day event is fully sponsored by the VW Foundation, and includes coverage of travel, accommodation and training for the participants.

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Call for Papers 1st IASC Thematic Conference on Urban Commons (Bologna, IT) - deadline 10 August

The Laboratory for the Governance of Commons (LABGOV) and the Urban Law Center of Fordham University invite you to submit your abstract for the 1st IASC Thematic Conference on the Urban Commons, to be held in Bologna (Italy), 6-7 November 2015. Inspired by the recently implemented Bologna Regulation on Collaboration for the Care and Regeneration of the Urban Commons, as well as by other commons-based experiments in cities around Italy by the LabGov project (e.g.

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2016 IASC European Regional Conference

‘Commons in a 'glocal' world: global connections and local responses’

Date: 10-13 May 2016

Venue: Bern (Switzerland)

Conference chairs: Tobias Haller, Stephan Rist

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2016 IASC Regional North American Arctic Conference

‘Reality, richness, and responsibility of an arctic commons’

Date: Fall 2016

Venue: Anchorage, Alaska (USA)

Conference chair: Mara Kimmel

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3rd IASC Thematic Conference on Knowledge Commons

‘Advancing knowledge commons through legal & social changes’

Date: 20-21 October 2016

Venue: Paris (France)

Conference chairs: Séverine Dusollier, Tom Dedeurwaerdere

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International Journal of the Commons
The International Journal of the Commons

Digital Library of the Commons
The Digital Library of the Commons

The Commons Digest
The Commons Digest