About IASC Europe & CIS
The IASC was founded on May 27, 1989 and its legal address has been at Indiana University since then. Various global, regional and topical conferences have been organized in Europe over the years. Since 2018 we started to decentralize our coordination, particularly to facilitate understanding and practice of commons on more regional and local levels. We would like to support communication among the members as well as potential members of the association within the region/country/thematic areas, and reach out to broader external audiences.
Here you can watch the excerpts from Prof. Theesfeld’s welcome address at the IASC Workshop on Conceptualizing the New Commons, held in Oldenburg on 6-8 June 2018.
Call for Papers: Special Issue “The Ethics of the Commons”, Journal of the Business Ethics, submission deadline December 15, 2018
Call for Papers for publication in a Special Issue on The Ethics of the Commons announced by the Journal of Business Ethics.
‘Decommonising the mind’: historical impacts of British imperialism on indigenous tenure systems and self-understanding in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland
New article by Iain MacKinnon in the IJC, investigating an example from Scotland questions whether external authorities are responsible for initiating attempts to ‘decommonise’ common property regimes.
Constitutionality: conditions for crafting local ownership of institution-building processes by Tobias Haller, Greg Acciaioli & Stephan Rist (SNR’s Designated Award Finalist)
This article presents constitutionality as a new approach for analyzing bottom-up institution-building processes emphasizing local perceptions and local agency in common pool resource management.
Call for Papers: Special Issue ‘Does commons grabbing lead to resilience grabbing? The anti-politics machine of neo-liberal agrarian development and local responses’, new deadline December 31, 2018
IASC Europe Ambassador Tobias Haller invites submissions for the Special Issue in Journal “Land”.
‘Conceptualizing the New Commons – The Examples of Knowledge Commons & Seed and Variety Commons’: IASC Workshop connects the open access to knowledge with agricultural questions for the future
From June 6th to 8th 2018, thirty scholars and activists from more than ten countries met in Oldenburg, Northern Germany, to discuss the sustainable and viable management of New Commons.
The event, organized in an informal round table format, discusses the practice and policy around commons movements featuring guest speakers Concha Salguero of Iniciativa Comunales, Massimo de Angelis of University of East London, and Nikola Zeuner of Wikimedia Germany.
An exciting lineup of keynote speakers and paper presenters has been secured by the organizers of the IASC Workshop on Conceptualizing the New Commons, Oldenburg, Germany, 6-8 June 2018.
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Regional Coordination Team
Tobias Haller is Extraordinary Professor in Social Anthropology at the Institute of Social Anthropology, University of Bern, Switzerland and lecturer at the ETH Zurich. He studied at the University of Zurich social anthropology, geography and sociology and made his PhD and his habilitation at the University of Zurich. After being project leader in the NCCCR North-South, he was appointed as Director of the Swiss Network for International Studies in Geneva in 2008. In 2009 he became Associate professor at the Institute of Social Anthropology in Bern until 2014 when he received an extraordinary professorship at the same institute.
Ilkhom Soliev is an institutional economist and interdisciplinary social-environmental researcher with focus on governance of common pool resources. He studies behavioral and institutional change for equitable and sustainable environmental governance. He examines societal transformations and path dependence across natural resource domains of water, land, forests, biodiversity, and climate, as well as in various cultural and political contexts. Currently he is leading the Horizon Europe Project PLANET4B. His most recent interests include experiential learning, survey experiments, power of discourse and social movements in the context of environmental governance, as well as transdisciplinary approaches to values and rights of nature.