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.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Recently added conference papers

Digital Library of the Commons – Recently Added Conference Papers:

Hijort af Ornäs, Anders and S. Karlsson. 1999. “Managing Complexity Across Scales: From Common Resources to Common Security.” Presented at the Open Meeting of the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change Research Community, Kanagawa, Japan, June 24-26, 1999. http://hdl.handle.net/10535/8512

Johnson, N.S. 1993. “Synergies in the Commons: Information Sharing in Limited Entry Fisheries.” Presented at the Colloquium at the Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, Bloomington, IN, March 1993. http://hdl.handle.net/10535/8513

Johnson, S.H. 1996. “Irrigation Management Transfer in Mexico: Moving Toward Sustainability.” Presented at Voices from the Commons, the Sixth Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of Common Property, Berkeley, CA, June 5-8, 1996. http://hdl.handle.net/10535/8514

Lee, Z. 1995. “National Sovereignty, Common Property and Ocean Governance.” Presented at the Mini-Conference of the Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, Bloomington, IN, Spring 1995. http://hdl.handle.net/10535/8515

Mearns, R. 1995. “Community, Collective Action and Common Grazing: The Case of Post-Socialist Mongolia.” Presented at Reinventing the Commons, the Fifth Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of Common Property, Bodoe, Norway, May 24-28, 1995. http://hdl.handle.net/10535/8516

Nadkarni, M.V. 1994. “Management of Common Property Resources.” Presented at the International Workshop on India's Forest Management and Ecological Revival, New Delhi, India, February 10-12, 1994. http://hdl.handle.net/10535/8517

Örebech, P. 1995. “A Contribution to the Making of Tools: The Notion of ‘Common Property Rights.’” Presented at Reinventing the Commons, the Fifth Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of Common Property, Bodoe, Norway, May 24-28, 1995. http://hdl.handle.net/10535/8518

Örebech, P. 1995. “The Northern Sea-Route. Conditions for Sailing According to Community Legislation - With a Special Emphasis on Port State Jurisdiction.” Presented at INSROP Symposium, Tokyo, October 1-6, 1995. http://hdl.handle.net/10535/8520

Örebech, P. 1995. “Sustainable Development by Means of Market Distribution Mechanism.” Presented at the 51st International Conference of the Applied Econometrics Association, Tromso, Norway, 1995. http://hdl.handle.net/10535/8519

Sewell, G. 2000. “An Overview of the IDGEC Carbon Management Research Scoping Report.” Presented at Constituting the Commons: Crafting Sustainable Commons in the New Millennium, the Eighth Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of Common Property, Bloomington, IN, May 31-June 4, 2000. http://hdl.handle.net/10535/8521

Walters, B.B. and Burt, M. 1991. “Integrated Management of Common Property Fuelwood Resources from Natural and Plantation Forests in St. Lucia.” Presented at IDRC Workshop on Common Property Resources, Winnipeg, Canada, September 1991. http://hdl.handle.net/10535/8522

Friday, November 2, 2012

From time to time we'll be posting a selection of  recent additions of books, articles, conference papers, and working papers to the library's catalog and to the Digital Library of the Commons. Our first list is additions to the library catalog from October:


Brousseau, E., T. Dedeurwaerdere, P.-A. Jouvet, and M. Willinger, eds. 2012. Global Environmental Commons: Analytical and Political Challenges in Building Governance Mechanisms. New York: Oxford University Press.

Christian-Smith, J. and P.H. Gleick. 2012. A Twenty-First Century U.S. Water Policy. New York: Oxford University Press.

Denison, R.F. 2012. Darwinian Agriculture: How Understanding Evolution Can Improve Agriculture. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

Farmer, J., C. Hill, and S.-A. Muñoz, eds. 2012. Community Co-Production: Social Enterprise in Remote and Rural Communities. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.

Farrell, K.N., T. Luzzati, and S. van den Hove, eds. 2012. Beyond Reductionism: A Passion for Interdisciplinarity. New York: Routledge.

Maxwell, R. and T. Miller. 2012. Greening the Media. New York: Oxford University Press.

Mittelbach, G.G. 2012. Community Ecology. Sunderland, MA: Sinauer Associates.

Schleyer, C. 2012. Institutioneller Wandel von Meliorationssystemen: Einr Vergleichende Studie in Ostdeutschland und Polen. Berlin: Shaker Verlag. (Institutional Change in Agriculture and Natural Resources, vol. 39).


Andersson, E. and S. Gabrielsson. 2012. "'Because of Poverty, We Had to Come Togther': Collective Action for Improved Food Security in Rural Kenya and Uganda." International Journal of Agricultural Stability 10(3):245-265.

Bardsley, D.K. and P. Pech. 2012. "Defining Spaces of Resilience within the Neoliberal Paradigm: Could French Land Use Classifications Guide Support for Risk Management Within an Australian Regional Context?" Human Ecology 40(1):129-143.

Boyce, J.R. and D.M. Bruner. 2012. "Property Rights Out of Anarchy? The Demsetz Hypothesis in a Game of Conflict." Economics of Governance 13(2):95-120.

Buffum, B. 2012. "Why is There No Tragedy in These Commons? An Analysis of Forest User Groups and Forest Policy in Bhutan." Sustainability 4(7):1448-1465.

Burkholder, S. 2012. "The New Ecology of Vacancy: Rethinking Land Use in Shrinking Cities." Sustainability 4(6):1154-1172.

Carey, M., A. French, and E. O'Brien. 2012. "Unintended Effects of Technology on Climate Change Adaptation: An Historical Analysis of Water Conflicts Below Andean Glaciers." Journal of Historical Geography 38(2):181-191.

Cioffi-Revilla, C., K. De Jong, and J.K. Bassett. 2012. "Evolutionary Computation and Agent-Based Modeling: Biologically-Inspired Approaches for Understanding Complex Social Systems." Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory 18(3):356-373.

Coronel P., Y. Rossio, N.O. Neira, and G.L.J. Romero. 2012. "Patrones de Relación Entre Información Biológica e Información Física y Socioeconómica: Cuenca Alta del Río Otún, Risaralda (Colombia)." Ingeniería y Universidad 16(1):265-280.

Crewett, W. 2012. "Improving the Sustainability of Pasture Use in Kyrgyzstan: The Impact of Pasture Governance Reforms on Livestock Migration." Mountain Research and Development 32(3):267-274.

Drummond, M.A. et al. 2012. "Land Change Variability and Human-Environment Dynamics in the United States Great Plains." Land Use Policy 29(3):710-723.

Engal, S., C. Palmer, L. Taschini, and S. Urech. 2012. "Conservation Payments under Uncertainty when Nonuse Benefits have Market Value." Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy, London. (CCCEP Working Paper, no. 82). http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1973449

Essington, T.E. et al. 2012. "Catch Shares, Fisheries, and Ecological Stewardship: A Comparative Analysis of Resource Responses to a Rights-Based Policy Instrument." Conservation Letters 5(3):186-195.

Fabritius, M.K. and A. Sandberg. 2012. "Lofoten Tourism Futures: Actors and Strategies." (UiN-Report, no. 3). http://www.arcticfutures.se/wp-content/uploads/UiN-report-3-2012-tourism.pdf

Garrido, S. 2012. "Ampliación del Regadío, Regulación Institucional y Sostenibilidad en las Huertas Tradicionales de la España Mediterránea." Investigaciones de Historia Económica 8(2):94-103.

Hellin, J. 2012. "Agricultural Extension, Collective Action and Innovation Systems: Lessons on Network Brokering from Peru and Mexico." The Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension 18(2):141-159.

Hillbom, E. 2012. "When Water is from God: Formation of Property Rights Governing Communal Irrigation Furrows in Meru, Tanzania." Journal of Eastern African Studies 6(3):423-443.

Hortala-Vallve, R., A. Llorente-Saguer, and R. Nagel. 2012. "The Role of Information in Different Bargaining Protocols." Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods, Bonn, Germany. (Reprints, no. 2012/12). http://www.coll.mpg.de/publications/2980

König, H.J. et al. 2012. "Participatory Impact Assessment of Soil and Water Conservation Scenarios in Oum Zessar Watershed, Tunisia." Environmental Management 50(1):153-165.

Larsson, M. 2012. "Environmental Entrepreneurship in Organic Agriculture in Järna, Sweden." Journal of Sustainable Agriculture 36(2):153-179.

Moeltner, K., J.J. Murphy, J.K. Stranlund, and M.A. Velez. 2012. "Processing Data from Social Dilemma Experiments: A Bayesian Comparison of Parametric Estimators." University of Nevada, Reno. (UNR Joint Economics Working Paper Series, no. 07-013). http://www.business.unr.edu/econ/wp/papers/UNRECONWP07013.pdf

Mohanty, B. and S. Ghanashyam. 2012. "An Empirical Study on Elements of Forest Governance: A Study of JFM Implementation Models in Odisha." Procedia -- Social and Behavioral Sciences 37:314-323.

Pahl-Wostl, C., L. Lebel, C. Knieper, and E. Nikitina. 2012. "From Applying Panaceas to Mastering Complexity: Toward Adaptive Water Governance in River Basins." Environmental Science & Policy 23:24-34.

Pearce, F. 2012. "What Tragedy? Whose Commons?" Conservation: Creative Ideas for a Greener Future 13(3):39-44. http://www.conservationmagazine.org/2012/09/what-tragedy-whose-commons/

Phiri, M., P.W. Chirwa, S. Watts, and S. Syampungani. 2012. "Local Community Perception of Joint Forest Management and its Implications for Forest Condition: The Case of Dambwa Forest Reserve in Southern Zambia." Southern Forests: A Journal of Forest Science 74(1):51-59.

Pisanelli, A., F. Chiocchini, L. Cherubini, and M. Lauteri 2012. "Combining Demographic and Land-Use Dynamics with Local Communities Perceptions for Analyzing Socio-Ecological Systems: A Case Study in a Mountain Area of Italy." IForest 5(3):163-170.

Ragasa, C., A. Kinwa-Muzinga, and J. Ulimwengu. 2012. "Gender Assessment of the Agricultural Sector in the Democratic Republic of the Congo." International Food Policy Research Institute. (IFPRI Discussion Paper 01201). http://www.ifpri.org/sites/default/files/publications/ifpridp01201_0.pdf

Robbins, P., S. Martin, and S. Gilbertz. 2012. "Developing the Commons: The Contradictions of Growth in Exurban Montana." The Professional Geographer 64(3):317-331.

Sandfort, J.R. and L. Bloomberg. 2012. "InCommons: Supporting Community-Based Leadership." Community Development 43(1):12-30.

Schroeder, K. and M. Sproule-Jones. 2012. "Culture and Policies for Sustainable Tourism: A South Asian Comparison." Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research and Practice 14(4):330-351.

Sundström, A. 2012. "Corruption and Regulatory Compliance: Experimental Findings from South African Small-Scale Fisheries." Marine Policy 36(6):1255-1264.

Teyssier, S. 2012. "Inequity and Risk Aversion in Sequential Public Good Games." Public Choice 151(1-2):91-119.

Wagner, R.E. 2012. "Rationality, Political Economy, and Fiscal Responsibility: Wrestling with Tragedy on the Fiscal Commons." Humanities, Social Sciences and Law 23(3):261-277.

Weeden, B.C. and T. Chow. 2012. "Taking a Common-Pool Resources Approach to Space Sustainability: A Framework and Potential Policies." Space Policy 28(3):166-172.

Willis, P. 2012. "Engaging Communities: Ostrom's Economic Commons, Social Capital and Public Relations." Public Relations Review 38(1):116-122.