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The Vol 9, No. 1 (2015) of the International Journal of the Commons is available on line

Special feature - Challenges of critical institutionalism.

We kindly invite you to take a look at the table of contents at:

Our special issue section is dedicated to challenges of critical institutionalism, and was guest-edited by Frances Cleaver and Jessica de Koning.

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The issue n. 17 of the Commons Digest is out!

Welcome to the winter edition of The Commons Digest! In this issue we report on the Third IASC European Meeting held in Umeå, Sweden, providing a small taste of what was enjoyed by those in attendance. The issue begins with a letter and a reflection on forest management commons in Sweden from the conference chair Camilla Widmark. Anna Zachrisson and Annette Löf present a summary of the pre­conference workshop. This is followed with the presidential address by Leticia Merino.

The International Journal of the Commons Volume 8 number 2 is available online

The special issue of the International Journal of the Commons focuses on the the Social-ecological systems meta-analysis database (SESMAD), an internationally collaborative meta-analysis project that builds on previous seminally synthetic work on small-scale common-pool resource systems conducted at the Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis at Indiana University.

Senior Research Fellow/ Reader at Countryside & Community Research Institute

The CCRI is seeking to appoint a senior researcher to develop its capacity and reputation in the area of sustainable agriculture and food and nutrition security, with a strong preference to recruit someone with excellent quantitative and statistical analytical skills. Initially, about 60% of the post-holder's time will be dedicated to a new Horizon 2020 research project entitled 'Sustainable finance for sustainable agriculture and fisheries' (SUFISA), which will run from 1st May 2015 to April 2019.

Two Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunities - School of Natural Resources and Environment The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

The University of Michigan announces two post-doctoral research opportunities, beginning August or September 2015 and focusing on land-cover, social, and livelihood impacts of (1) large-scale land transactions and (2) forest sector investments in sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America through statistical analysis of remote sensing and social survey data.

Faculty position at UNH - Carsey School of Public Policy

The Carsey School of Public Policy and the Earth Systems Research Center in the Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans and Space at the University of New Hampshire seek outstanding applicants for an open-rank research professor position to enhance ongoing and new interdisciplinary investigations into sustainably managed systems. UNH actively creates and nurtures a dynamic learning environment that fosters diversity, inclusion, and quality engagement for all.

PhD Position in Agri-environmental Policy and Resource Governance

The Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Food Policy at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg offers a vacancy for a Research Associate (50%) in Agri-environmental Policy and Resource Governance, starting April 1, 2015 for 3 years.

ICARUS 4th Global Meeting - "Causes of Vulnerability and Livelihoods of the Poor"

Mark your calendars. Start writing those abstracts! ICARUS – the Initiative on Climate Adaptation Research and Understanding through the Social Sciences – will hold its fourth global meeting from 7 to 9 May 2015 at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. We are inviting research and policy papers from investigators worldwide on two interlinked climate-change themes: Causes of Vulnerability and Livelihoods of the Poor. The deadline for submitting a 150 word abstract is January 30, 2015.

Job posting: Tenure Analyst (Manager Level) at Rights and Resources Initiative

Update - January 28, 2015: the position has been filled.

Tenure Analyst (Manager Level)

The Tenure Analyst is responsible for conducting and managing original, high-quality research on forest and land tenure, climate, conservation, and women’s land rights in the world’s developing and forested countries, maintaining and advancing RRI’s global tenure methodologies and databases, coordinating collaborative work on RRI priority themes, and contributing to other aspects of RRI’s Global Programs and the Coalition.

Keynotes recordings of the 2nd IASC Conference on Knowledge Commons available online

The keynotes of the 2nd Thematic Meeting on #knowledgecommons are now available on our YouTube channel. It features lectures from Michael McGinnis, Eric von Hippel and Yochai Benkler:

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