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Article on potential of social learning in community gardens and impact of community heterogeneity by Rogge et al.

New article by Nicole Rogge and colleagues explores how community gardens, as observed in Europe, can foster social learning and how heterogeneity can affect that.


While awaiting the Montpellier Workshop: A set of publications on land-based commons approach

IASC member François Bousquet together with other researchers and expert members from the French Agency for Development report on their findings from empirical case studies, literature review, and interviews with experts.


New Book – Governing Complexity: Analyzing and Applying Polycentricity

After years of work, a group of multiple IASC members published a book on polycentricity in Cambridge University Press.


Theesfeld moderates a Book Presentation on Commons by Silke Helfrich (Video)

On May 15, 2019 Insa Theesfeld moderated a presentation of a book entitled “Free, fair and vital | The Power of the Commons” by Silke Helfrich (book in German, available Open Access).


Routledge Handbook of the Study of the Commons: Chapter on Pseudo-Commons in Post-Socialist Countries by Theesfeld available open access now

Chapter 26. The Role of Pseudo-Commons in Post-Socialist Countries by Insa Theesfeld has now been made available Open Access, and the link to the chapter can be found online.


Routledge Handbook of the Study of the Commons

The new Routledge Handbook of the Study of the Commons edited by Blake Hudson, Jonathan Rosenbloom, Dan Cole and with contributions from some of the leading commons scholars and practitioners is available in print now.


Paradigm Change or Old wine in new bottles? Debating and reformulating SDGs – an experiment

Working Paper: This paper contains the results of an experiment conducted at the Institute of Social Anthropology at the University of Bern, Switzerland, in a participatory seminar during the autumn semester of 2016.


‘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.

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