Ostrom Workshop expands governance studies to outer space

For nearly 50 years, the Ostrom Workshop, based at Indiana University Bloomington, has explored how communities around the world govern themselves and their resources. Now, that exploration extends to the final frontier of outer space.

The Ostrom Workshop and partners at Laval University in Canada have received a $200,000 grant from the Carnegie Corp. of New York to expand their study of governance in space. The new grant builds on a previous $200,000 grant received in 2020 to work on the problem of space debris in Earth’s orbit.