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25 November: Forum 'A Call for Courageous Leadership. Transforming Business Performance for People, Planet and Profit'

 Reposted on: 23/11/2021


On the 25th of November, 1-6PM (CET) the Center for the Economics of Mutuality Forum takes place, titled 'A Call for Courageous Leadership. Transforming business Performance for People, Planet and Profit', about the necessary redefinition of the role of business, to benefit both people and planet. With Bruno Roche, Jan Peter Balkenende, Muriel Arts, Marlies van Wijhe and Tine De Moor. For more information and registration, see the organizer's website.

 


26 November: 'Coping trhough cooperation? Institutions for Collective Action in crises in past and present'

 Posted on: 22/11/2021


On Friday 26 November 14PM (CET) Tine De Moor​ talks at the SPRU Friday seminar of University of Sussex Business School about the changes in past and present that have brought about change in the governance of resources and what these could mean in the light of the challenges we are facing today. For more information and registration, visit the SPRU Eventbrite page.

 


16 November: talk by Véronique De Herde

 Posted on: 16/11/2021


During an inspiring session with Véronique De Herde from Université catholique de Louvain research team Social Enterprise and Institutions for Collective Action went from the historical development of cooperatives and the impact of new cooperative models on the diversification of dairy productions to the applicability to other sectors and a more theoretical framework. Next week, professor Josephine van Zeben will be our guest.

 


9 November: first meeting of the CollectieveKracht Finance lab

 Posted on: 11/11/2021


On 9 November a group of financiers considered the question how the CollectieveKracht knowledge platform can support both citizen collectives and financial institutions, meeting the challenges that both parties face. ICA team member Max de Vriend presented some results of his research and of the report Krachtiger als Collectief.

 


9 November: talk by Marco Casari

 Posted on: 11/11/2021


Marco Casari from the University of Bologna shared some interesting results of his longitudinal research of commons in the Italian Alps with the research team Social Enterprise and Institutions for Collective Action, together with his colleagues Maurizio Lisciandra and Ali Saral. Afterwards, we had an compelling discussion. Our visitor next week is bioengineer and historian Véronique de Herde.

 


New: series of interviews with our team members

 Posted on: 9/11/2021


Interdisciplinarity is an important feature of the research group Social Enterprise and Institutions for Collective Action. To show the diversity within our own group we started a series of interviews with the team members. Historian Grant Halliday is the first one to introduce himself. Read further...

 


29 October: inspirational session about care communities in The Netherlands

 Posted on: 1/11/2021


On 29 October, Nederland Zorgt Voor Elkaar (NLZVE), KNHM Foundation and Triodos Bank organized an inspirational session about and with care communities throughout the Netherlands. In presence of King Willem-Alexander and chaired by Tine De Moor, Jitske Kramer gave a keynote lecture, followed by several workshops.

 


Inspirational talk: the legal context of social enterprises

 Posted on: 26/10/2021


On 26 October research group Social Enterprise and Institutions for Collective Action had a stimulating talk by and discussion with Sjoerd Kamerbeek, lawyer at Van Doorne. Main topics: what can for-profit-enterprises learn from social enterprises and to what extend does the legal context of social entrepreneurship matter?

 


28 oktober: duurzaamheidssymposium in Het Kruispunt, Barendrecht (Dutch due to scope)

 Posted on: 22/10/2021


Op 28 oktober van 13:00 tot 16:30 uur vindt in Het Kruispunt in Barendrecht een duurzaamheidssymposium over de circulaire economie plaats, met bijdragen van prof. Rob van Tulder, prof. Tine De Moor en ir. Sander Wapperom. Zie voor meer informatie en inschrijving de website van De Bibliotheek AanZet.

 


Essay: De gemeenschap is niet van gisteren: gedachte-experiment over de rol van zelforganisatie door burgercollectieven in de post-coronasamenleving (Dutch due to scope)

 Posted on: 19/10/2021


Op vrijdag 15 oktober nam Koen Matthijs afscheid als hoogleraar in de Sociologie aan de KU Leuven. Bij deze gelegenheid kreeg hij een huldeboek aangeboden met essays van (oud-)collega's: Neurotische Twijfelzucht en Heilige Verwondering. Tine De Moor en Ton Duffhues wijdden in hun bijdrage 'De gemeenschap is niet van gisteren' een gedachte-experiment aan de rol van zelforganisatie door burgercollectieven in de post-coronasamenleving.

 


Meet our new team members!

 Posted on: 18/10/2021


We welcome George Varthalamis and Grant Halliday, who joined us as research interns. George is a food scientist and MBA who will look into the life cycle of agricultural cooperatives and the co-creation of sustainable collective businesses. Grant is a historian, focusing on the evolution of fishing cooperatives throughout western Europe. Visit our team page for more information.

 


Presentation on member participation in digital cooperatives

 Posted on: 14/10/2021


On 28 October Damion Bunders will present a paper in the PhD Symposium The future of the platform economy and platform work, titled: 'Member participation in digital cooperatives: Silicon law of oligarchy or democratic disruptor? For more information and registration, visit the organizer's website.

 


Vacancy: Community researcher with experience in citizen collectives or cooperatives (in Dutch due to scope)

 Posted on: 12/10/2021


Gezocht: community researcher met kennis van burgercollectieven en coöperaties. Weet je hoe wetenschappelijk onderzoek werkt, ben je communicatief sterk in woord en geschrift en kun je goed in teamverband werken? Dan zijn wij op zoek naar jou, voor het uitbouwen van het CollectieveKracht kennisplatform. Bekijk de hele vacature op de website van Rotterdam School of Management.

 


Article: Networks and new mutualism: how embeddedness influences commitment and trust in small mutuals

 Posted on: 5/10/2021


New mutuals fill the social insurance gaps that state and market left open. Zooming in on network structures and interconnections within the mutuals, Eva Vriens, Vincent Buskens and Tine De Moor give insight in the role of embeddedness in these organizations to engender trust and commitment. Read the entire article in Social Economic Review.

 


Article: Taking sanctioning seriously: The impact of sanctions on the resilience of historical commons in Europe

 Posted on: 4/10/2021


In a new article an interdisciplinary group of scholars challenge the image that sanctioning is an all-important mechanism to prevent the overuse of common-pool resources. Instead, De Moor and others argue that it depends on many different factors whether sanctioning is a useful tool or not. Read the entire article in the Journal of Rural Studies here.

 


Interview with Eva Vriens about bread funds (in Dutch)

 Posted on: 24/9/2021


Bread funds are a modern type of mutual insurance for self-employed persons. Damion Bunders interviewed Eva Vriens, who conducted research on bread funds, on the success factors and challenges of these institutions for collective action and the role of the government. Read the entire interview (in Dutch) here.

 


6 October: panel discussion 'Democratizing and decommodifying work' about sustainable working futures

 Posted on: 23/9/2021


On 5-7 October the Global Forum on Democratizing Work organizes its first-ever forum. Damion Bunders will make a presentation in the panel themed 'Democratizing and Decommodifying Work: Lessons From The Struggles Of #WorkerCooperatives For Sustainable Working Futures' on 6 October, from 13:30 onwards. For more information and subscription, see the organizer's website.

 


1 October 2021: Lecture on Collective Urbanism

 Posted on: 21/9/2021


'Who owns the city' is the main theme of this year's lectures series of StadsSalonsUrbains. On Friday 1 October, 5:30 PM, Tine De Moor kicks off with the lecture 'Collective urbanism? Challenges and opportunities for commons in cities in past, present and future.' Urban centers offer plenty of opportunities to set up institutionalized forms of collective action, but how to cooperate, and to do so inclusively? Read further on the organizer's website.

 


CfP: Methods and data for longitudinal analysis of Institutions for Collective Action (8-10 December 2021, the Netherlands)

 Updated on: 20/9/2021


On 8-10 December we organize a specialized workshop on methods and data for longitudinal analysis of Institutions for Collective Action. By following institutional developments over long-time horizons, and in combination with an examination of the stimulating and/or threatening factors, we can understand what makes cooperation within these institutions successful and when it fails. Abstracts for papers can be filed until 30 September. For more information, read further here.

 


Article in Dutch: De BV-m, zwevend tussen nut en noodzaak

 Posted on: 17/9/2021


This week in Nederlands Juristenblad (Dutch Lawyers' Magazine): de BV-m, zwevend tussen nut of noodzaak. Esmée Driessen and Tine De Moor explain why the scope of the legislation under preparation regarding private limited companies with a social purpose (BV-m) is both too limited and too wide. Read the article, in Dutch, here.

 


New book chapter: 'Three Waves of Cooperation: A Millennium of Institutions for Collective Action in Historical Perspective'

 Posted on: 13/9/2021


Looking through a thousand years of history, Tine De Moor analyzes the current accelerated development of institutions for collective action in a newly published chapter of Oxford Handbooks Online. These institutions constitute a correction mechanism and can play an important role in society as a third governance model, although the potential of the commons as a governance model for global resources remains disputed.

 


9 September: BK Talks 'Why Together!? Rethinking living environments through collaboration'

 Updated on: 6/9/2021


While housing becomes less affordable in Europe, the population is ageing and increasingly lonely. At the same time, cities try out innovative ways of building and space sharing. On 9 September 18:00-20:00h Project Together and TU Delft's Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment dedicates its BK Talks to these topics. Tine De Moor will be one of the panellists. More information can be found here. The session is broadcasted on the TU Delft Youtube channel.

 


Meet our new team members!

 Posted on: 2/9/2021


Research team Institutions for Collective Action is growing fast. We welcome our new postdoctoral researchers Coline Serres and Fijnanda van Klingeren, and our PhD candidate Karoline Heitmann, who joined us on 1 September. For more information on their backgrounds and current projects - and on the other team members as well - visit our team page.

 


Article: Comparisons of historical Dutch commons inform about the long-term dynamics of social-ecological systems

 Posted on: 31/8/2021


Is it really possible that an interdisciplinary team studying historical commons offers advice about the management and use of shared resources in contemporary and future systems, overexploitation of natural resources and climate change? Read about this topic in the newly published article by Anders Forsman, Tine De Moor, René van Weeren, Mike Farjam, Molood Ale Ebrahim Dehkordi, Amineh Ghorbani and Giangiacomo Bravo in PLoS ONE.

 


9 September: BK Talks 'Why Together!? Rethinking living environments through collaboration'

 Posted on: 23/8/2021


While housing becomes less affordable in Europe, the population is ageing and increasingly lonely. At the same time, cities try out innovative ways of building and space sharing. On 9 September 18:00-20:00h Project Together and TU Delft's Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment dedicates its BK Talks to these topics. Tine De Moor will be one of the panellists. More information can be found here. The session is broadcasted on the TU Delft Youtube channel.

 


Chapter: 'Gigs of their own: reinventing worker cooperativism in the platform economy and its implications for collective action'

 Posted on: 16/8/2021


Damion Bunders wrote a chapter for the book 'Platform Economy Puzzles. A multidisciplinary Perspective on Gig Work.' His contribution addresses the puzzle of gig workers' collective action, a phenomenon that is theoretically unlikely to occur, but is observed in practice nonetheless. The chapter can be found here.

 


Article: 'Counting Couples: The Marriage Banns Registers of the City of Amsterdam, 1580–1810'

 Posted on: 30/7/2021


René van Weeren and Tine De Moor published 'Counting Couples: The Marriage Banns Registers of the City of Amsterdam, 1580–1810' in Research Data Journal for the Humanities and Social Sciences. The article provides an unique insight in long-term marriage patterns. Find the entire article here.

 


8th EMES International Research Conference on Social Enterprise

 Posted on: 9/7/2021


On 4-7 October, the hybrid 8th EMES International Research Conference takes place. Under the title social enterprise, cooperative and voluntary action: Bringing principles and values to renew action researchers discuss themes such as commons, sustainability and solidarity. The Institutions for Collective Action research team has recently joined EMES. See the EMES website for more info.

 


Final CoronaPapers session: impact of corona on public administration

 Posted on: 24/6/2021


On 25 June the final of the CoronaPapers sessions of Platform31 took place (in Dutch). Tine De Moor participated in round 4: did people's trust in government change? Is such a change temporary or permanent? How do we prepare for post-corona times and who takes the lead? What does a distance of 1,5 meters do with a community? For more info, click here.

 


CfP: Methods and data for longitudinal analysis of Institutions for Collective Action (8-10 December 2021, the Netherlands)

 Posted on: 21/6/2021


On 8-10 December we organize a specialized workshop on methods and data for longitudinal analysis of Institutions for Collective Action. By following institutional developments over long-time horizons, and in combination with an examination of the stimulating and/or threatening factors, we can understand what makes cooperation within these institutions successful and when it fails. For more information, read further here.

 


Summer School Community Building

 Posted on: 21/5/2021


On 7 September Tine de Moor kicks off the Community Building Summer School in Wanneperveen. The summer school is an initiative of Joop Hofman of EMBGG (Eerste Maatschappij tot Bevordering van Gronings Geluk) and participation home Rode Wouw. The summer school will be attended by a variety of people committed to community building and the organization of cooperatives in their own cities, villages and regions. For background information on these initiatives, see the Rode Wouw website (in Dutch).

 


Digital Labour Geographies - Gig Work Future

 Posted on: 20/5/2021


Our team member Damion Bunders  presented a paper of his PhD project titled: ‘Commitment issues? The (im)possibility of worker cooperatives in the gig economy’ at the annual international conference of the Royal Geographical Society in London. The RGS-IBG conference takes place between 31 August and 3 September. For more information, visit the RGS website.