Webinar: Which framework is useful for studying specific types of research questions regarding social-ecological systems?

Wednesday, June 5, 2024 -
10:00am to 11:30am
Online via Zoom (EDT, UTC-4)

The Working Group on Governance of Social-Ecological Systems is pleased to announce a new webinar featuring an excellent group of experts presenting and discussing the following frameworks:

  • Institutional Analysis and Development (IAD) framework: Prof. Mike McGinnis (Ostrom Workshop, Indiana University, US))
  • Networks of Action Situations (NAS) approach: Prof. Mike McGinnis (Ostrom Workshop, Indiana University, US)
  • Coupled Infrastructure Systems (CIS) framework: Prof. Marty Anderies (Arizona State University, US)
  • Polycentric Governance: Prof. Rebecca Gruby (University of Miami, US)
  • Social-Ecological Action Situations (SE-AS) framework: Prof. Maja Schlüter (Stockholm Resilience Centre, SE)

Here are some suggestions if you want to read about the frameworks in advance:

Institutional Analysis and Development (IAD) framework:

Article: McGinnis, Michael D. (2011): An introduction to IAD and the language of the Ostrom Workshop: A simple guide to a complex framework. In The Policy Studies Journal 39 (1), 169-183. DOI: 10.1111/j.1541-0072.2010.00401.x.

Networks of Action Situations (NAS) approach:

Article: McGinnis, Michael D. (2011): Networks of adjacent action situations in polycentric governance. In The Policy Studies Journal 39 (1), pp. 51–78. DOI: 10.1111/j.1541-0072.2010.00396.x.

Review: Kimmich, Christian; Baldwin, Elizabeth; Kellner, Elke; Oberlack, Christoph; Villamayor-Tomas, Sergio (2022): Networks of action situations: a systematic review of empirical research. In Sustainability science. DOI: 10.1007/s11625-022-01121-2.

Special Feature: https://link.springer.com/journal/11625/topicalCollection/AC_3d94e3ea421eec6a211050e2848d334e

Polycentric Governance:

Article: Carlisle, Keith; Gruby, Rebecca L. (2019): Polycentric Systems of Governance: A Theoretical Model for the Commons. A Theoretical Model for the Commons. In The Policy Studies Journal 47 (4), pp. 927–952. DOI: 10.1111/psj.12212.

Review: Baldwin, Elizabeth; Thiel, Andreas; McGinnis, Michael D.; Kellner, Elke (2023): Empirical research on polycentric governance: Critical gaps and a framework for studying long-term change. In Policy Studies Journal, Article psj.12518, pp. 1–30. DOI: 10.1111/psj.12518.

Coupled Infrastructure System (CIS) framework:

Article: Anderies, J. M., Janssen, M. A., & Schlager, E. (2016). Institutions and the performance of coupled infrastructure systems. International Journal of the Commons, 10(2), 495–516. DOI: 10.18352/ijc.651

Article (applying the framework): Anderies, John M.; Cumming, Graeme S.; Clements, Hayley S.; Lade, Steven J.; Seppelt, Ralf; Chawla, Sivee; Müller, Birgit (2022): A framework for conceptualizing and modeling social-ecological systems for conservation research. In Biological Conservation 275, p. 109769. DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2022.109769.

Social-Ecological Action Situations (SE-AS) framework

Article: Schlüter, Maja; Haider, L. Jamila; Lade, Steven J.; Lindkvist, Emilie; Martin, Romina; Orach, Kirill et al. (2019): “Capturing emergent phenomena in social-ecological systems: an analytical framework.” In Ecology and Society 24 (3). DOI: 10.5751/ES-11012-240311.

Article (applying the framework): Herzog, Laura; Tanguay, Louis; Beisner, Beatrix E.; Pahl-Wostl, Claudia; Audet, René; Schlüter, Maja (2022): Studying human-nature relations in aquatic social-ecological systems using the social-ecological action situations framework: how to move from empirical data to conceptual models. In Ecology and Society 27 (3). DOI: 10.5751/ES-13268-270307.

Article (applying the framework): Kellner, Elke; Martin, Dominic A. (2023): Learning from past coevolutionary processes to envision sustainable futures: Extending an action situations approach to the Water-Energy-Food nexus. In Earth System Governance 15: 100168. DOI: 10.1016/j.esg.2023.100168.

Article (applying the framework): Orach, Kirill; Schlüter, Maja (2021): Understanding the dynamics of fish politics: The role of diverse actor interactions in transformations towards co-management. In Environmental Science & Policy 124 (4), pp. 195–205. DOI: 10.1016/j.envsci.2021.06.010.