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Workshop on the Ostrom Workshop 7 (WOW7), "Commons, Polycentricity, & Democracy: Building upon 50 years of Ostrom Governance Research" is planned for June 19-21, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana.  See the WOW website for current information.

What does it take to ensure effective governance? Why do similar rules produce different results in different settings? How can decision-makers be incentivized to choose long-term solutions over short-term gains?

The Ostrom Workshop is tackling these and other big questions every day. The regular Workshop on the Workshop (WOW) Conference brings together people from over 20 countries and 30 research institutions to discuss and debate the latest insights, ideas, papers, research, and theories.