MA Courses on Institutions for Collective Action taught at Utrecht University


Research Internships

The 'Institutions for Collective Action' Research Team offers Master students research internship opportunities within several projects that are currently running. In all cases students will be working closely with the project coordinator Tine De Moor and other team members who actively work on the topics mentioned. In all projects the activities will be divided between hands-on practice of a specific methodology - whereby students work with historical datasets of various kinds -, literature study directly related to the topic, and the writing of short texts. Click here for more information.

Internship Project

In this project, students from the Master's programme Politics and Society in Historical Perspective are the pivot in an alliance of (academic) researchers, organisations that deal with citizens' collectivities (such as knowledge centres and corporations), and the collectivities themselves, by researching specific topics related to the institutional design and functioning of citizens' collectivities. Click here for more information

Master Thesis

Students wishing to write their Master thesis on a topic related to the Research Themes we work on, should get in touch directly with Tine De Moor,

Teaching Materials




Program of and information about the Research Seminar 'Eendracht maakt macht' (United we stand) of Utrecht University 2010-2011 (in Dutch)

Studium Generale 'Our common future  - the future of our commons' (Utrecht University, May 16, 2011) 

Nobel lecture of Elinor Ostrom (laureate of the Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2009)

Knowledge Forum, Kathmandu, December 2010, - Elinor Ostrom (December 2010)
  Glossary on terms, used by Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) in their Systemwide Program on Collective Action and Property Rights (CAPRI)

4 You tube-movies on commons (by IASC Commons, 2013)

'The Commons', short animated introduction movie on commons (by DeutschlandCommons, 2012)
Stockholm Witeboard Seminars - Elinor Ostrom: Sustainable developmentand the tragedy of the commons (April 2009)
Professor Elinor Ostrom: "Resilient Social-Ecological Systems: How Do We Achieve Them?" (May 2007)
Common Voices 6: Adressing the Commons, publication of the International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC) (August 2011)




UN Year of Cooperatives (movie 1)

UN Year of Cooperatives (movie 2)

Documentary about Mondragon cooperative

Co-opoly: a game to learn how to co-operate

'Praktische wijsheden voor burgercollectieven'