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Co-Lab 'The commons in Latin-America:Struggles, policies and research' (Amsterdam, December 12-13) (CEDLA/LASP)

On December 12 and 13, 2017, the Co-Lab 'The commons in Latin-America:Struggles, policies and research' will be held in Amsterdam, jointly organized by the (Amsterdam, December 12-13) Centre for Latin American Research and Documentation (CEDLA) and the Latin American Studies Programme. John Powell, president of the IASC will be one of the keynote speakers.

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Call for contributions IASC Workshop 'Working Together on the Commons' (ASU, Tempe AZ, USA, March 8-9, 2018) - deadline Dec. 1

The Center for Behavior, Institutions and the Environment (CBIE) welcomes proposals for working groups for the IASC Workshop 'Working Together on the Commons', which will be organized by CBIE at Arizona State University on March 8-9, 2018. The focus of this workshop will be the use of multiple methods to study collective action and the commons. The workshop is free of charge, but IASC-membership is required. Proposals are due by December 1, 2017.

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First Workshop on Commons in China

Prof. Yahua Wang, professor at the School of Public Policy and Management and Vice President of the China Institute for Rural Studies at Tsinghua University in Beijing, chaired the highly successful first workshop on commons held in China (October 14-15, 2017), attracting over 80 academic experts from several countries. The focus of this workshop was ‘water governance and policy’. Endorsement by the IASC enabled the organization of this workshop.

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Riksbanken Research Grant awarded to IASC-Members for interdisciplinary research project on coding commons regulations

The Riksbanken Jubileumfond has recently granted a research grant of 4,626,000 SEK (c. 578,000 USD / 478,000 EUR) to the Research Project 'Modelling institutional dynamics in historical commons (MIDI)'. This international and interdisciplinary research project is set-up by and involves IASC-members Giangiacomo Bravo (Project PI), Tine De Moor, and Amineh Ghorbani. The project builds upon research results from the Common Rules-project, led by Tine De Moor.

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New issue International Journal of the Commons online now!

The editorial team of The International Journal of the Commons have great pleasure in announcing that its newest issue has been launched. Have a look at the table of contents at https://www.thecommonsjournal.org/32/volume/11/issue/2/

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XVII Biennial IASC-Conference to be held in Lima, Peru, JUly 1-5, 2019

The XVII Biennial IASC-Conference will be held on July 1-5 in Lima, Peru, and will be organized jointly by the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru and the Universidad de los Andes (Bogota, Colombia). The conference will be chaired by prof. Juan Camillo Cárdenas of the Universidad de los Andes, the local organizing committee will be chaired by Deborah Delgado Pugley of the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru.

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XVI Biennial IASC-Conference in Utrecht largest commons conference ever

Recently IASC2017, the XVI Biennial IASC-Conference 'Practicing the commons: Self-governance, cooperation, and institutional change', was held in Utrecht, The Research Team 'Institutions for Collective Action' was one of the main organizers of the XVI Biennial IASC-Conference 'Practicing the commons: Self-governance, cooperation, and institutional change', which was held July 10-14, 2017 in Utrecht. The conference, officially opened by Jet Bussemaker, the Netherlands Minister of Education, Culture, and Science, attracted about 800 participants, academics as well as practitioners, making this edition the largest conference on commons worldwide ever.

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Laureates Elinor Ostrom Award receive award at IASC2017

The Board of the Elinor Ostrom Award on Collective Governance of the Commons has recently announced the laureates of the 2017 Awards. The Elinor Ostrom Award 2017 has been awarded to prof. Ugo Mattei (University of Turin / University of California-Hastings) in the category Senior Scholars, to prof. Joshua Cinner (James Cook University, Australia) in the category Young Scholars, and to the Asociación Forestal de Soria (Spain) in the category practitioners. The Awards will be presented at the IASC2017 Conference in Utrecht, July 10-14, 2017.

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Job Opportunity - PhD student in Sustainability, Arizona State University - deadline December 15, 2017

Arizona State University is recruiting a motivated graduate student with a passion for natural resource governance. A successful candidate will be interested in using qualitative and quantitative methods from the social sciences to study social-ecological systems. The student will be enrolled in the PhD program for Sustainability at Arizona State University and affiliated with the Center for Behavior, Institutions and the Environment (https://cbie.asu.edu/). The application deadline is December 15, 2017.

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