Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Call for Papers


The Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy (CEESP) of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), in partnership with the International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC), invite contributions for:

A Special Issue of Policy Matters

Elinor Ostrom’s Work on Common Property and its Contribution to the Theory and Practice of Conservation and Sustainable Natural Resource Management

Editorial Team
Jim Robson, Iain Davidson-Hunt, Aroha Te Pareake Mead,
Alyne Delaney, Lapologang Magole, Gabriela Lichtenstein

The Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy (CEESP) - Theme on Sustainable Livelihoods (TSL) - of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) plans to devote an entire issue of its flagship Policy Matters journal to the outreach and impact of Dr. Elinor Ostrom’s groundbreaking research on common property theory. This edition would provide commentaries building on Dr. Ostrom’s analysis and, where possible, provide case studies demonstrating the practical application of her theoretical contributions. We hope to organize a session or side event at the upcoming IASC conference in Japan (June 2013) to coincide with this special issue.

At this time we are soliciting expressions of interest and abstracts from those keen to make linkages between Dr. Ostrom’s work and their scholarship, policy or practice. We anticipate that essays between 2500-5000 words, as well as more creative print presentations such as poetry, artwork, photo essays etc., would be undertaken by people who can reflect upon how they have utilized Dr. Ostrom’s work in their scholarship or applied work.  This would include voices from academia, communities, government agencies, development agencies and non-governmental organizations (local – international). While we indicate some possible themes below, we are also open to others that are not listed:

·        Profile of the Professional and Scholarly Achievements of Dr. Ostrom
·        Contribution of Dr. Ostrom to Commons Scholarship
·        Contribution of Dr Ostrom’s Theory to the Practice of Conservation and SNRM
·        Natural Resource Management (Fisheries, Forestry, Rangelands, Agriculture)
·        Conservation (Protected Areas, Biodiversity)
·        Indigenous Peoples
·        Knowledge

Abstracts (in English, Spanish or French) of no more than 300 words should be submitted to Jim Robson (umrobsoj@cc.umanitoba.ca) by January 15th, 2013.

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