Conference Organizers: Markus Hanisch and Michael D. McGinnis


Post-Conference Papers




Berlin, Humboldt University, June 15-18, 2005



June 15

16:00 Thaer lecture
(Elinor Ostrom)


19:00 Welcome dinner



June 16

9:00 – 10:30 Session One: Overview of Fundamental Concepts


Presenter/Discussant: Stefan Kuhnert

Paper Author:  Markus Hanisch and Michael D. McGinnis

Analyzing Problems of Polycentric Governance in the Growing EU


Presenter/Discussant: Roy Gardner

Paper Author:  Konrad Hagedorn

Integrative and Segregative Institutions


Presenter/Discussant: Volker Beckmann

Paper Author:  Elinor Ostrom

The Complexity of Collective Action Theory



10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break



11:00 – 12:30 Session Two: Challenges for Cooperative Governance


Presenter/Discussant: Konrad Hagedorn

Paper Author:  Michael D. McGinnis

Costs and Challenges of Polycentric Governance


Presenter/Discussant: Elinor Ostrom

Paper Author:  Markus Hanisch

A Governance Perspective on the Role of Cooperatives in the EU


Presenter/Discussant: Lauren Morris MacLean

Paper Author:  Volker Beckmann and Justus Wesseler

Governance of Genetically Modified Crops in the EU



12:30 – 14:00 Lunch break


14:00 – 15:30 Session Three: Challenges of Resource Management


Presenter/Discussant: Insa Theesfeld

Paper AuthorWilliam Blomquist, Ariel Dinar, and Karin Kemper

Comparison of Institutional Arrangements for River Basin Management in Eight Basins


Presenter/Discussant: Stephan Jungcurt

Paper Author:  Meritxell Costejΰ Florensa

The 'Old' and the 'New': Transformations in Water Resource Governance in Spain


Presenter/Discussant: Michael D. McGinnis

Paper Author:  Insa Theesfeld

Power Constraints on Collective Action in Transition: Irrigation Systems in Bulgaria



15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break



16:00 – 17:30 Session Four: Challenges of Institutional Change


Presenter/Discussant: William Blomquist

Paper Author:  Christian Schleyer

Economic and Ecological Transformation Processes in East German Water Management Regimes:

The Role of Property Rights and Governance Structures


Presenter/Discussant: Matthew R. Auer

Paper Author:  M. Cristina Novac and Matthew R. Auer

Institutional Dimensions of Corruption in the Romanian Forestry Sector


Presenter/Discussant: Markus Hanisch

Paper Author:  Roy Gardner

The Enlargement: No Corruption in the Ukraine


June 17

9:00 – 10:30 Session Five: Potential Topics of Research


Discussion of potential research agendas

Focus on reasons why each research question would be worth pursuing, what problems are likely to be encountered



10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break



11:00 – 12:30 Session Six: Strategic Choice of Research Questions


Selection of set of cases that highlight differences between polycentric governance and command-and-control directives or regulations

Identification of the unique contributions possible from this collaboration



12:30 Lunch break



14:00 – 15:30 Session Seven: Funding Opportunities


We will distribute a list of potential funding sources,

Discuss ways to match up research questions, projects with potential funding agencies



15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break



16:00 – 17:30 Session Eight: Practical Steps


Identification and prioritization of practical tasks (to-do list),

Division of labor and allocation of responsibilities,

Time-table, deadlines



June 18


Boat trip to Potsdam with excursion and sight-seeing tour