The winter of 2017/18 has been unusually long and cold. As spring finally appears to be establishing itself, John Powell revisits in part, a post he wrote two years ago and further considers how wildflowers can be considered public goods and how recent changes in EU legislation should protect insect pollinators.
Thursday 22nd March was World Water Day. In his series of blogs, John Powell discusses water, and the need to consider the property rights regime to ensure its effective and equitable use.
This week is the National Hunt Festival – also known as ‘Gold Cup Week’ in Cheltenham, one of the most prestigious horse racing events in the world. John Powell ponders on the nature of risk and the role of gambling and financial investment in society.
It is fifty years since Garrett Hardin’s paper ‘Tragedy of the Commons’ was published. In his latest blog post, senior research fellow, John Powell discusses this article, which continues to be cited and used throughout the world, despite the fact that Hardin’s conceptual framework is, and always has been, flawed.
In John Powell’s third and final blog post concerning ‘time’, he discusses living in the present and how it should be utilised, both personally and communally.
John Powell the current IASC president considers the notion of time as a shared resource in this, the first of three blogs. This first part introduces the notion of time, its complexity, our limited understanding of the concept and the three facets which will be explored in subsequent articles.
John Powell, who is currently in China has managed to find the centre of the Universe (we are unsure whether he means the observable or known!) If you would like to know where this is, read more in his latest blog post!
IASC president John Powell is currently in China and attending the first ever commons themed conference. Focusing on water governance, John has been visiting a number of locations observing related issues and has had an opportunity to produce a short blog post detailing his experiences so far.
John Powell has been participating in the first ever workshop on commons to be held in China, which was attended by over 80 participants at Tsinghua University in Beijing on 14th and 15th October 2017.
John Powell will be attending the first workshop on commons to be held in China. As President of the International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC), he will be giving a keynote presentation at the opening ceremony on the governance of surface and groundwaters from a commons perspective.