International Association for the Study of the Commons

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The International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC) was founded in 1989 as The International Association for the Study of Common Property (IASCP). It is a non-for-profit organization that sees as its mission to further the understanding of institutions for the management of resources that are or could be held or used collectively as a commons by communities in developing and industrialized countries.

According to its vision statement, the goals of the association are:

  • to encourage exchange of knowledge on the commons among diverse disciplines, areas, and resource types
  • to foster mutual exchange of scholarship and practical experience
  • to promote appropriate institutional design

International Journal of the Commons[edit]

IASC publishes the International Journal of the Commons, "an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed open-access journal ... dedicated to furthering the understanding of institutions for use and management of resources that are (or could be) enjoyed collectively."[1] The journal's editors-in-chief are Frank van Laerhoven (Utrecht University) and Michael Schoon (Arizona State University).[2]

Conferences[edit]

The association organizes bi-annual global conferences as well as regional conferences. In 2012, it also organized the first First Thematic Conference on the Knowledge Commons.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Editorial Policies," International Journal of the Commons. Accessed: January 21, 2014.
  2. ^ "Editorial Team," International Journal of the Commons. Accessed: January 21, 2014.

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