Thursday, November 08, 2012


CALL FOR PAPERS: Policy Matters Special Issue in Memory of Elinor Ostrom

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.

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

More information.

Deadline: January 15, 2013

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