Thursday, January 14, 2010
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Sustaining Commons: Sustaining our Future (IASC)
The 13th Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC) will be held in Hyderabad, India from January 10th to 14th, 2011. The theme for the 2011 Conference is Sustaining Commons: Sustaining our Future. The Conference is being held in South Asia for the first time; and in a departure from the past, will be hosted by a practitioner organization - Foundation for Ecological Security (FES). The Conference is not only a platform for furthering scholarship and debates centered around Commons, but also a space where practitioners, policy makers and researchers from across the world enrich the collective understanding on common property resources and identify areas and measures to inform policy and programmatic action as well as guide future research.
The Conference will deal with physical common resources such as Forests, Grazing resources, Protected Areas, Water Resources, Fisheries, Coastal Commons, Lagoon Commons, Irrigation Systems, Livestock and Commons as well as New Commons such as Information Commons, Cultural Commons, Genetic Resources, Patents, Climate, etc. The above subjects would be captured under the following sub-themes:
- The Commons, Poverty and Social Exclusion;
- Governance of the Commons: Decentralization, Property Rights, Legal Framework, Structure and Organization;
- The Commons: Theory, Analytics and Data;
- Globalisation, Commercialisation and the Commons;
- Managing the Global Commons: Climate Change and other Challenges;
- Managing Complex Commons (Lagoons, Protected Areas, Wetlands, Mountain Areas, Rangelands, Coastal Commons);
- New Commons (Digital Commons, Genetic Commons, Patents, Music, Literature etc);
Please note that the papers may cut across more than one of the seven sub-themes. The illustrative sub-theme questions and topics below are intended to help contributors and are in no way binding.
Abstracts are invited for papers, panels, posters, and videos. More information is available on the conference website.
Deadline for Abstracts: March 31, 2010