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Tine De Moor

 

Tine De Moor, Professor "Institutions for Collective Action in Historical Perspective", Utrecht University

 

Position in relation to project

Principal Investigator

 

Short biography  

Tine De Moor (PhD; Ghent, Antwerp, and London) is professor "Institutions for Collective Action in Historical Perspective" at the department for social and economic history of Utrecht University. Through an interdisciplinary approach for the study of the long-term evolution of rural commons, De Moor has been able to revise the historical basis of the widely debated metaphor of the Tragedy of the Commons, as launched in 1968 by G. Hardin. Whereas from a modern-day perspective the flaws in Hardin’s theory have been well-documented, the historical deficiencies in his theory were hardly ever studied. De Moor’s research, combined extensive empirical research and analysis with explicit modelling and a strongly developed theoretical framework, has been published in several books, journals. She is also the (co-)founder of the peer-reviewed journal the International Journal of the Commons, and she has been member of the Executive council of the International Association for the Study of the Commons since 2008; in 2014, she was elected as President-Elect of the IASC, taking office as President on January 15, 2015. De Moor is currently in charge of or involved in several projects on institutions for collective action, of which one is awarded with a VIDI-Grant by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).

 

In December 2012, Tine De Moor was also admitted as member of the Young Academy of Europe. On March 20, 2014, she was also installed as new member of The Young Academy of The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW).

 

Involved in Research Themes

> Formation of institutions for collective action

> Regulations of institutions for collective action

> Conflicts between institutions for collective action

> Relation between Household Economies and institutions for collective action

> Relation between Marriage Patterns and the emergence of institutions for collective action

 

Involved in projects

> United We Stand. The Dynamics and Consequences of Institutions for Collective Action in Pre-Industrial Europe (ERC)

> Common Rules

> Nature or nurture? A search for the institutional and biological determinants of life expectancy in Europe during the early modern period

Involved in debates  

> On institutions for collective action in general

> On commons as institutions for collective action

> On marriage patterns and institutions for collective action

 

Publications in relation to project over the past years; for full CV, click here

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Journal article, click for link Carmichael, S.G., de Pleijt, A., van Zanden, J.L., and De Moor, T., 2016. The European Marriage pattern and its measurement. Journal of Economic History 76(1), 196-204. 
Book chapter, click for PDF of chapter

De Moor, T., 2015. Inleiding: what we have in common ['Introduction: what we have in common']. In:  De energietransitie naar energiedemocratie: 'Power to the people' [The energy transition to energy democracy: Power to the people], ed. Dirk Vansintjan, 7-11. S.l.: REScoop.eu.

Boele, A., Leisink, P., De Moor, T., and Harkes, D., 2015. Zorgcoöperaties staan niet meer lijnrecht tegenover zorgorganisaties. Online-publication on www.socialevraagstukken.nl [7 December 2015; in Dutch].

Report

Boselie. P., van der Lippe, T., De Moor, T., Pennings, F., Schippers, J., and Taris, T., 2015. Op weg naar een duurzame arbeidsmarkt [transl.: 'On the road to a sustainable labour market']. Utrecht: Utrecht University. 

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De Moor, T., 2015. The dilemma of the commoners. Understanding the use and management of common- pool resources in long-term perspective. Political Economy of Institutions and Decisions Series. Cambridge University Press.
Journal article, click for link van Weeren, R. and De Moor, T., 2014. Controling the commoners. Methods to prevent, detect, and sanction free-riding on the Dutch commons in the early modern period. Agricultural History Review 62(2), .
Book chapter, click for PDF of chapter De Moor, T., 2014. Co-operating for the future: inspiration from the European past to develop public-collective partnerships and intergenerational co-operatives. In: Protecting future generations through commons., Trens in social cohesion series 26, eds. Saki Baily, Gilda Farrell, and Ugo Mattei, 81-104. Strasbourg Cedex: Council of Europe Publishing.
Journal article, click for link De Moor, T., 2014. Single, safe, and sorry? Explaining the early modern beguine movement in the Low Countries. Journal of Family History 39(1), 3-21.

De Moor, T., 2013. The Power from below: understanding Europe's historical institutional diversity. Online publication for Atomiun Culture, als published online in Il Sole 24 Ore and on the Blogs Sociedad of El País [November 21, 2013].

De Moor, T., 2013. Moeten alfa's minder onderzoek doen? Onzin. Online-publication on www.DUB.uu.nl [October 29, 2013; in Dutch].

De Moor, T., 2013. Niet crisis, maar doorgeschoten vermarkting zet burgers aan tot zelf-organisatie. Online publication for Digitaal UniversiteitsBlad (Utrecht University) [October 7, 2013; in Dutch].

Book chapter, click for PDF of chapter De Moor, T., 2013. Homo cooperans.  Institutions for collective action and the compassionate society. Utrecht: Utrecht University, Faculty of Humanities.
Inaugural lecture, click for PDF version De Moor, T., 2013. Homo cooperans. Instituties voor collectieve actie en de solidaire samenleving. Utrecht: Utrecht University, Faculty of Humanities.
Journal article, click for link

De Moor, T., 2013. De herontdekking van het Collectief. SamPol (4), pp. 29-38. [In Dutch]

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Humphries, J., De Moor, T., and Zuijderduijn, J., 2013. Introduction. European Review of Economic History 17 (2; special issue on marriage patterns, household formation, and economic development), pp. 141-6.

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De Moor, T., and Zuijderduijn, J., 2013. Preferences of the poor: market participation and asset management of poor households in sixteenth-century Holland. European Review of Economic History 17 (2; special issue on marriage patterns, household formation, and economic development), pp. 233-49.

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Laborda Pemán, M. and De Moor, T., 2013. A tale of two commons. Some preliminary hypotheses on the long-term development of the commons in Western and Eastern Europe, 11th-19th centuries. The International Journal of the Commons 7(1), pp. 7-33.

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Zuijderduijn, J. and De Moor, T., 2013. The art of counting. Reconstructing numeracy in the middle and upper classes on the basis of portraits in the early modern Low Countries. Historical Methods 46 (1), pp. 41-56.

Journal Article

Zuijderduijn, C.J. and De Moor, T., 2013. Spending, saving or investing? Risk management in sixteenth-century Dutch households. Economic History Review 66 (1), pp. 36-51.

Journal Article

Zuijderduijn, C.J., van Zanden, J.L., and De Moor, T., 2012. "Small is beautiful"; on the efficiency of credit markets in late medieval Holland. European Review of Economic History, 16 (1), 3-22.

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De Moor, T., 2012. Inspiratie uit ons institutionele geheugen. Instituties voor collectieve actie als structurele oplossingen voor sociale dilemma’s in het Europese verleden. In: Samenwerking in sociale dilemma's; voorbeelden van Nederlands onderzoek, Jaarboek Mens & Maatschappij 2012, eds. Vincent Buskens and Ineke Maas, 185-208. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. [In Dutch, abstract in English]

For other and earlier publications, please visit the Personal webpage.

 

 

Related teaching materials  

Video

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

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

 

Other items

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Personal webpage (including CV and full list of publications)

> Full CV (in PDF)

> Personal webpage