WEDNESDAY COLLOQUIUM PRESENTATION
March 24, 2010
Series on "PIASES: Program in Institutional Analysis of Social-Ecological Systems")
IAD AND SES DYNAMIC FLOWS: INTRODUCING THE PROGRAM IN INSTITUTIONAL ANALYSIS OF SOCIAL-ECOLOGICAL SYSTEMS (PIASES) FRAMEWORK
Presented by Professor Elinor Ostrom, Senior Research Director, Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, and Arthur F. Bentley Professor of Political Science; and Professor Michael McGinnis, Co-Director, Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, and Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Political Science, Indiana University Bloomington
Abstract: This paper introduces a framework of analysis for the Program in Institutional Analysis of Social-Ecological Systems (PIASES) that is in the process of being established at the Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis at Indiana University. This PIASES framework builds on and extends previous efforts to revise the long-standing IAD (Institutional Analysis and Development) framework to facilitate its application to complex coupled social-ecological systems (SES), specifically by modifying a SES framework originally introduced in an influential PNAS article by Ostrom (2007). The key innovation is that PIASES is explicitly built upon a dynamic understanding of the flows of information and resources within both the social and ecological sides of a SES. This framework is intended to provide the foundation for a common language for potential application to diverse forms of resource governance.
Elinor Ostrom is Distinguished Professor, Arthur F. Bentley Professor of Political Science, and Senior Research Director of the Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, Indiana University, Bloomington; and Founding Director, Center for the Study of Institutional Diversity, Arizona State University. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society, and a recipient of the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2009, Reimar Lüst Award for International Scholarly and Cultural Exchange, the Elazar Distinguished Federalism Scholar Award, the Frank E. Seidman Distinguished Award in Political Economy, the Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science, the Atlas Economic Research Foundation’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and the John J. Carty Award for the Advancement of Science. Her books include Governing the Commons (1990); Rules, Games, and Common-Pool Resources (1994, with Roy Gardner and James Walker); Local Commons and Global Interdependence: Heterogeneity and Cooperation in Two Domains (1995, with Robert Keohane); Trust and Reciprocity: Interdisciplinary Lessons from Experimental Research (2003, with James Walker); The Commons in the New Millennium: Challenges and Adaptations (2003, with Nives Dolšak); The Samaritan’s Dilemma: The Political Economy of Development Aid (2005, with Clark Gibson, Krister Andersson, and Sujai Shivakumar); Understanding Institutional Diversity (2005); Understanding Knowledge as a Commons: From Theory to Practice (2007, with Charlotte Hess); and Working Together: Collective Action, the Commons, and Multiple Methods in Practice (2010, with Amy Poteete and Marco Janssen).
Michael D. McGinnis is Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Political Science at Indiana University, Bloomington. In July 2009 he resumed his former position as Co-Director for the Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, an inter-disciplinary research group focused on the study of institutions, development, and governance. McGinnis received a B.S. in mathematics from the Ohio State University in 1980 and a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Minnesota in 1985, and he has worked at IU ever since. He has published several articles in political science and international relations journals, as well as chapters in edited volumes. He is co-author, with John T. Williams, of Compound Dilemmas: Democracy, Collective Action, and Superpower Rivalry (University of Michigan Press, 2001) and editor of three volumes of readings on governance issues written by scholars associated with the Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis. He was co-editor of International Studies Quarterly (1994-98).