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Center for the Study of Institutional Diversity

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Featured Publication
S.B. Zellmer and J.M. Anderies's "Wilderness Preserves: Still Relevant and Resilient After All These Years," a chapter in Social Ecological Resilience and Law (2014).

about us

CSID is a multidisciplinary endeavor focused on improving our understanding of how different types of institutions perform within social-ecological systems.

research + educational resources

Click here for the textbook "Sustaining the Commons." 
Click here for our working paper series. 


See our updated list of 2014 publications
A complete list of 2013 publications can be found here.

Lingfei Wu is blogging about collective action and social media!
CSID's new post-doc, Lingfei Wu is writing about the research he is doing at CSID. Read about it here.

Who We Are
The Center for the Study of Institutional Diversity is made up of affiliated faculty, visiting scholars, postdoctoral researchers, graduate and undergraduate students and staff.

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Donate to CSID

As part of the CSID Fund, your gift will provide support for:

  • General operations
  • Visiting scholars
  • Graduate fellowships
  • Educational programs
  • Educational material on the commons

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Our weekly brown bag seminar will resume in August 2014

Have a great summer break!

Check our Brown Bag Series calendar in late July for a list of upcoming presenters