Date: Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Yahua Wang, Tsinghua University – China
Shuhao Tan, Renmin University of China – China
Minghui Zhang, Journal of Nanning Normal University – China
Yiqing Su, Guangxi University – China
Yao Dai, Tsinghua University – China
This webinar aims to reflect on the lessons learned from managing worldwide commons over the past two decades. After the practice of subdividing commons in many fields such as water, pastoral, land and forest commons, there is a trend back to common property rights and community-based management in governing commons. We will explore the process of subdividing the commons to communing the commons and make cross-sectoral comparisons in commons governance, focusing on cross-cutting topics related to the commons.
It aims at theoretical reflections and empirical analysis on governance and institutional change in commons under the rapid socio-economic changes. We try to address these questions: definition, process and impacts of subdividing the commons; how and why commons subdivision has failed; the causes, outcomes and implications of returning to common property rights; impacts of social contexts on institutional change and commons governance; comparisons and challenges of cross-sectoral commons governance and research methods in studying the governance of the commons.