ELINOR OSTROM’S NOBEL PRIZE

By Lyla Mehta and Melissa Leach After a surprising Nobel Prize week, Elinor Ostrom’s Nobel Prize award in Economic Sciences, shared with Oliver Williamson, is to be welcomed and celebrated. Photo: Elinor Ostrom courtesy of McGill University The Prize has been awarded for her analysis of economic governance, especially of resources held as commons, and…

AAAS DAY 3: IN PURSUIT OF SUSTAINABLE SOCIO-ECOLOGICAL SYSTEMS

BY JOHN THOMPSON, STEPS Centre member AAAS Day 3: Saturday 17 Feb 2007 Another interesting topical lecture was given by Elinor Ostrom (pictured left) Co-Director of the Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis at Indiana University and Founding Director of the Center for the Study of Institutional Diversity at Arizona State University on “Sustainable…

AAAS DAY 3: GRAND CHALLENGES OF SUSTAINABILITY SCIENCE

BY JOHN THOMPSON, STEPS Centre member AAAS Day 3: Saturday 17 Feb 2007 This session featured some of the leading architects of the sustainability science field – Bill Clark, Bob Kates, Pam Matson, Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, Billie Lee Turner II, as well as Edward Miles and Elinor Ostrom. Even John Holdren, President of the AAAS,…