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The International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC), founded in 1989 as The International Association for the Study of Common Property (IASCP) (Read about the Association's name change), is devoted to bringing together multi-disciplinary researchers, practitioners and policymakers for the purpose of improving governance and management, advancing understanding, and creating sustainable solutions for commons, common-pool resources, or any other form of shared resource.

IASC's goals are:

- to encourage exchange of knowledge among diverse disciplines, areas, and resource types
- to foster mutual exchange of scholarship and practical experience
- to promote appropriate institutional design

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IASC in the world

View IASC in the world 1989 to present in a larger map


Mission statement, activities, benefits


Learn about the history of the association


The current Bylaws of the association

Current officers

IASC current officers

Past Council members

Iasc past Council members and officers

IASC Election Results

The results of all IASC elections

The International Association for the Study of the Commons is an Indiana-chartered 501(c)(3) tax-exempt no-profit domestic corporation.
For more information, see most recent tax return.

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