Call for Papers: Reminder IASC2017 - Practicing the Commons

RHN 90/2016 | Call

10-14 July 2017, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Deadline for submissions: 15 October 2016

Reminder: Call for abstracts for XVI Biennial IASC-Conference 'Practicing the Commons'

The IASC and the local organizers of the XVI Biennial Conference welcome abstracts (500 words max.) for papers, panels, and posters to be presented at this global conference, to be held in Utrecht, The Netherlands, from 10 to 14 July 2017. Abstracts with a maximum of 500 words for paper, panel, or poster, can be submitted until 15 October 2016; notification of review results will be available in December 2016/January 2017.

With the theme of the conference, “Practicing the Commons: Self-Governance, Cooperation, and Institutional Change”, we intend to bring together the fast growing body of scientific knowledge on the commons as an alternative governance model from all over the world. The increasing popularity of commons as a governance model is visible across the Netherlands, as well as elsewhere around the world. Citizens increasingly form new collectives to provide energy, care, food, et cetera, and work together on the basis of self-governance and reciprocity. An overview of the main themes to be addressed, including a list of potential research questions that might be the topic of paper presentation, can be found via the conference website at Soon, a call for contributions to practitioners’ labs will also be issued.

Website, call, and submitting abstracts (500 words max.)

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Submit your abstract before 15 October via