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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Berlin Workshop in Institutional Analysis of Social-Ecological Systems (WINS)

Prof. Dr. Tine De Moor

Professor Institutions for Collective Action in Historical Perspective

Tine De Moor 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 underlying Hardin’s theory on the Tragedy of the Commons, by combining extensive empirical research and analysis with explicit modelling and a strongly developed theoretical framework. She is (co-)founder of the peer-reviewed journal International Journal of the Commons, and has recently been appointed President of the International Association for the Study of the Commons. De Moor leads several large projects on institutions for collective action, and was awarded both a VIDI and an ERC Starting Grant. She is also actively involved in events involving present-day citizens’ initiatives, and is member of the board of several Flem-ish cooperatives. In 2012, Tine De Moor was admitted as member of the Young Academy of Europe. In 2014, she was also installed as member of The Young Academy of The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences and as Trustee of the European Historical Economics Society.

Selected Publications

  • De Moor, T., 2015 (forthcoming). The dilemma of the commoners. Understanding the use of common-pool resources in a long-term perspective. Political Economy of Institutions and Decisions Series. New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • De Moor, T., 2013. Co-operating for the future: inspira-tion from the European past to develop public-collective partnerships and intergenerational co-operatives. In: Protecting future generations through commons, Trends in social cohesion series 26, eds. Saki Baily, Gilda Farrell, and Ugo Mattei, 81-104. Strasbourg Cedex: Council of Europe Publishing.
  • De Moor, T., 2010. Participating is more important than winning. The impact of social-economic change on com-moners’ participation in 18th-19th-century Flanders. Continuity and Change 25 (3), 405-433.
  • De Moor, T., 2009. Avoiding tragedies. A Flemish com-mon and its commoners under the pressure of social and economic change during the eighteenth century. Economic History Review 62(1), 1-22.
  • De Moor, T., 2008. The Silent Revolution: A New Per-spective on the Emergence of Commons, Guilds, and Other Forms of Corporate Collective Action in Western Europe. International Review of Social History (special issue on guilds), 53(Suppl. 16), 175-208.

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