2018 Commons Workshop-Call for Paper
According to the typical classification of the Western economics, the commons narrowly refer to the common-pool resources of difficult exclusion and high subtractability, including irrigation, land, forest, grassland, fishery and so on. A broader concept of the commons has been developed to shared resources, such as city commons, internet, climate, shared economy and knowledge. The study of the commons is a relatively new research field in China. This field comprises of an interdisciplinary domain with a theoretical and an applied focus on advancing understanding, the improvement of commons governance and management, and the crafting of sustainable solutions for community-based natural resources or any other form of shared resources. The Commons Workshop is a knowledge platform that aims to bring together researchers, practitioners and policymakers from different disciplines and sectors in order to discuss, understand, and promote the study of commons in China as well as in the rest of the world.
We welcome papers and abstracts in English or Chinese (English is priority) with a focus on Chinese commons governance, innovation and transition in China, including:
l Property rights and governing the commons
l Governing the commons in China
l Governing the traditional commons (e.g. irrigation, land, forest, grassland, fishery …)
l Governing the emergence commons (e.g. city commons, internet, climate, shared economy, knowledge …)
● Key timelines
Abstract collection deadline: 10th Sep. 2018 (Mon.)
Full paper collection deadline: 30th Sep. 2018 (Sun.).
Workshop time: 13th Oct. 2018 (Sat.).
● Process for the abstract and full paper submission
1. By 10th. Sep. 2018, please download the Annex and fill the “2018 commons workshop - abstract submission form.doc” and email the .doc document with attachment to the Workshop Secretariat: firstname.lastname@example.org;
2. During 10th. Sep. and 30th Sep., please download the “2018 commons workshop - full paper guidance.doc” and prepare your full paper with the guidance, emailing the .doc document with attachment to the Workshop Secretariat: email@example.com.
● Financial issues
For participants whose papers are accepted for presentation at the workshop, conference registration fee is waived. Please note fare, accommodation and food are self-funded by participants.
● Issues of submission, presentation and publication
All submissions should be in English (either US or UK spelling are allowed) or Chinese (English is priority).
The text of your abstract should be 200-300 words and the full paper should be 7000-10000 words (including references, footnotes, abstracts and figures/tables).
The presentation on the Workshop will last between 15minutes, and PowerPoint, videos and audios can be used.
The presented English papers that meet publication standards will be recommended to submit to International Journal of the Commons. Papers will also be considered to be published on an edited book depending on the quality and quantity of presented papers.
● Questions and more information：
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