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‘Commons – management, governance and sustainability’ – online short course series

This is a new series of online short courses, launched in 2015, focusing on different aspects of commons: their management, governance and sustainability. The courses will be delivered jointly by the Countryside and Community Research Institute of the University of Gloucestershire (UK) and the Instituto de Investigaciones Sociales, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (IIS-UNAM), in both English and Spanish, under the auspices of the International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC).

By ‘commons’ we mean resources that are shared in some way by different individuals, communities, or groups, and can be present at local, regional or global scales. Commons can include shared grazing pasture, forests and their produce, marine resources such as fish, the global atmosphere.

Courses in this series will include:

Registered students will be given an Associate Student number and be able to access the course materials via the internet.There are no special IT requirements in order to be able to access the materials.


More details on these courses can be obtained by sending an email to

Or calling +44 1242 714122