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
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." The journal's editors-in-chief are Frank van Laerhoven (Utrecht University) and Michael Schoon (Arizona State University).
The association organizes biennial global conferences as well as regional conferences. In 2012, it also organized the first First Thematic Conference on the Knowledge Commons.
- Common land
- Tragedy of the commons
- Information Commons
- Knowledge commons
- Commons-based peer production
- International Association for the Study of the Commons official website
- International Journal of the Commons
- First Thematic Conference of IASC on the Knowledge Commons