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Esdeveniments
IASC Workshop: “Social mobilization and the commons: a virtuous circle?”

Date: 2018-06-21 / 2018-06-22

IASC Workshop: “Social mobilization and the commons: a virtuous circle?”

 

Date: 21th – 22nd June 2018
Time: 9 to 17.45h
Venue: ICTA-UAB

 

Program

The frontiers of theory and research on the commons have notably evolved in the last years. At the forefront of such evolution is the study of political struggles. Social movements are one means through which power and political struggles manifest in commons-management contexts. Even more, social mobilization and community-based management of commons are two paradigmatic instances of collective action, the interaction of which has been barely explored so far. The common pool resource (CPR) tradition has mainly focused on the local conditions under which natural resource users can cooperatively manage their shared resources. The social movement (SM) tradition includes a number of strands concerned with different characteristics of mobilization and their impact on policy. To be sure, CPR and other commons studies reporting on social mobilization processes exist, but there is no systematic dialogue among those studies, nor between those studies and the social movement literature. 

Aims and Goals
This workshop aims to create a much needed space for knowledge sharing among scholars or non-academics interested in the intersection between social movements and commons. The workshop has been designed to cover a variety of empirical settings, methods and epistemological approaches. The papers may be either conceptual or empirical, and may address questions of general concern to this dynamic, or specifically related to either movements’ influence on commons, or commons’ influence on movements. 

Questions to be addressed include: 
• Which positive/negative feedbacks exist between the commons and social movements?
• To which extent can social movement and CPR theory speak to each other?
• How do social movements influence commons management?
• Under what conditions do social movements successfully transition into long-enduring community-based commons initiatives?
• To what extent and how do existing or latent commons serve as the basis for social mobilization?
• Which configurations of actors, geographies, actions, discourses… characterize “commons-based movements”?
• Are there fruitful comparisons between commons-based movements in rural and urban contexts? 

The workshop aims to accomplish several goals, including:
• high-quality dialogue and collaborative learning that can strengthening participants’ ongoing initiatives on this topic;
• the compilation of high-quality contributions for a special issue in a top-ranked journal (e.g., World Development, GEC, Journal of Peasant Studies);
• the drafting of a collective paper synthesizing and setting the agenda for the years to come.

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