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Illuminations: Elinor Ostrom

16 March, 2017 - 15:30 to 16:30Christadoulou (Central) Meeting Room (CMR1), OU, Milton Keynes

Illuminations is a series of monthly informal talks on a range of key theorists who exert powerful influence within the social sciences. The format is a short presentation, followed by a general discussion on their insights, influence and interpretation in different settings. The aim is to provide a general introduction and create ongoing discussion of their work(s) for colleagues and postgraduate students from across the university, before retiring to the Cellar Bar for refreshments.

In March's talk, Silvia Sachetti (Senior Lecturer in Management, Faculty of Business and Law) will introduce the work of Elinor Ostrom, who shared the 2009 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences. Ostrom, the only woman ever to win the prize, received it 'for her analysis of economic governance, especially the commons', which demonstrated 'how local property can be successfully managed by local commons without any regulation by central authorities or privatisation'.

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