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The issue n. 18 of the Commons Digest is out!

Welcome to the newest edition of the Commons Digest!

This issue's Commons Forum is based upon an upcoming panel session at the meeting in Edmonton: "Communities, conservation and the commons: a retrospective". If you are interested in hearing more, please plan to attend the session Wednesday at 15:30 - 17:00. The session is organized by Derek Armitage and based upon a class he ran together with Prateep Nayak at the University of Waterloo.

Read the Digest here.

The International Journals of the Common's future section is starting to fill up

Check out the following exciting titles:

Institutions for sustainable forest governance: Robustness, equity, and cross-level interactions in Mawlyngbna, Meghalaya, India, by Christoph Oberlack, Philipp LaHaela Walter, Joachim Schmerbeck, and B K Tiwari (

Building a diagnostic ontology of social-ecological systems, by Ulrich J Frey, and Michael Cox

Tenure Track Faculty Position at the University of Maine in Marine Policy

The University of Maine is seeking to fill a tenure track assistant professor position in marine policy. We seek a social scientist from any discipline interested in marine and/or coastal issues. The successful candidate is expected to begin in 2016. Review of applications will begin July 1, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled.

For more details about the position or how to apply, please see full ad below and at

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