The International Association for the Study of the Commons will be hosting their XVIth Biennial Conference “Practicing the commons: Self-governance, cooperation, and institutional change” in Utrecht, 10-14 July 2017.
The organising committee has recently extended the deadline for submitting abstracts until 1st of November 2016.
The IASC is the world’s leading professional organization for the interdisciplinary study of commons, common-pool resources, and other resources that are (or could be) held or used collectively by communities, both in developing and developed countries. The association is devoted to understanding and improving institutions for the management and governance of such resources. The IASC is open to both academic scholars as well as expert practitioners.
The conference will focus on examples from all over the world, but will also pay much attention on the significant current-day developments on common-pool resources and cooperatives within the Netherlands (such as knowledge commons, energy cooperatives, care cooperatives, urban commons, and other citizens’ initiatives), not only by inviting representatives of those Dutch initiatives to join as conference participants, but also by offering them an opportunity to draw attention to their initiatives, e.g. by organizing public events and field-trips.
For more information visit http://www.iasc2017.org/