Our new research program on Governing the Commons supports and pursues multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research on the commons. This is an area of study for which the Ostrom Workshop is well known around the world. Elinor Ostrom along with several Workshop colleagues over a long period of years can fairly be said to have led the re-emergence of scholarly interest in the commons. Today, scholarly research on the commons is a vibrant and still-growing field generating a tremendous amount of creative activity. Equally remarkable is the diversity of topics being pursued. Contemporary commons research now encompasses information access and management, public health and medical care, housing, and more – a nearly limitless range of topics from urban green space to outer space. Our Governing the Commons research program will engage with scholars and centers across Indiana University and around the world in the ongoing quest to understand and explain how people endeavor to develop and sustain all manner of resources in common.
|Many writers, artists, and designers look and listen to prior works for inspiration. Under the law, the crucial inquiry is whether the source of the inspiration has been transformed sufficiently so that the new design can be considered “original” rather than “derived.” This Data Management and Information Governance Working Group will examine artistic expression in the digital world, with an eye toward the use of the Ostrom Frameworks.|
The Working Group will be conducted both in person at the Ostrom Workshop on the IU Bloomington campus and online via Zoom. The Group will be an interactive one, with participants expected to be active in the group’s agenda creation and monthly activities.
The Working Group is co-hosted by Angie Raymond, Director, Ostrom Workshop Data Management and Information Governance; Tim Fort, the Eveleigh Professorship in Business Ethics, the Business Law and Ethics Department at the Kelley School of Business; and Jaime Carini, Adam Smith Fellow at the Mercatus Center and a doctoral student in Musicology and Organ Performance & Literature at the Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University.
|If you have an interest in artistic commons and want to get involved, please sign up. |
|Digital governance promotes new forms of interaction between citizen and civic institutions, new modalities of public services and policies, and the possibility of using data and information to improve government processes and promote public welfare. This Data Management and Information Governance Working Group will examine digital governance, with an eye toward the use of the Ostrom Frameworks.|
The Working Group will be conducted both in person at the Ostrom Workshop on the IU Bloomington campus and online, via zoom. The Group will be an interactive one, with participants expected to be active in the groups agenda creation and monthly activities.
The Working Group is co-hosted by Angie Raymond, Director, Ostrom Workshop Data Management and Information Governance and Greg Bloom, 2019/20 Ostrom Visiting Scholar and the Founder of Open Referral which promotes open access to information about health, human, and social services.
|If you have an interest in digital governance and are interested in getting involved in this group, please email Angie Raymond|
|This working group aims to extend many theoretical discussions as well as practical issues around property rights of natural resources and consequences to environmental sustainability, including considerations of typology, equity (excludability, alienability) and efficiency (scale, duration). Particularly, the working group will focus on the scale issue and types of incentives in public participation situations and policy combinations regarding urban natural resource property rights arrangements. The objective of this working group is to contribute to better academic understanding and utilization of public interests and practical policy arrangements in natural resource governance for sustainability.|
Expected outcome of this working group might include:
- a spring colloquium at the Workshop to disseminate or extend the main discussions held within the working group
- a co-authored journal article
- one conference participation and presentation
-a grant proposal (to the Workshop or external) to support the continuation of this working group
The Working Group is currently hosted by Jieling Liu, Visiting Scholar at the Ostrom Workshop whose research focuses on sustainable development policies and urban natural resource governance under climate change. We are looking to add other scholars interested in co-hosting. The Group will be an interactive one, with participants expected to be active in the group’s agenda creation and monthly activities.
|Meetings held the THIRD THURSDAY of each month, 10:00-11:00 p.m. |
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If you wish to join this working group, please contact: Jieling Liu, visiting scholar at the Ostrom Workshop, firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
Institutions of all sizes are being challenged from a wide array of both internal and external forces, including climate change, social divisions that are undermining trust, cyber attacks, and recently threats to public health. This working group will engage with the literature on resilience and trust as informed by the Ostrom tradition to seek out new grant and research opportunities.
|The Ostroms’ work has been adapted to a wide range of sectors and disciplines, from fisheries and forests to climate change and, more recently, the final frontier. There’s a growing literature on applying polycentric principles to space governance, and more broadly addressing collective action problems including orbital debris and space weaponization – here’s an example. |
Given recent developments including constellations of satellites going up on scarce orbits, and even asteroid mining, this group will explore current work in this field and seek out opportunities for collaboration including with Université Laval, in Québec, Canada.
|To learn about future meetings, please join the mailing list.|