1. Why ¿governance¿ and not ¿government¿? The rise of governance as means to manage, control or regulate global commons.
2. Identification of global commons and ¿the tragedy of the commons¿. The challenges of collective action in their governance analysis of fragmented initiatives on climate change and sustainability.
3. Theories of collective action and their applications in the governance of the global commons; design of effective institutions, comparison of different approaches to resource allocation, including markets, governments and communities, and examining the shifting roles of the public and private sectors in the context of local and global examples.
4. Institutions and models of collaboration regarding the governance of transboundary resources (water, ocean and fisheries, biodiversity, mineral resources); climate change and biodiversity preservation; varying designs and their effectiveness.
5. The phenomenon of ¿complex governance¿ that involves international organisations, supranational institutions, transnational networks, public-private partnerships and private governance agreements to address the global challenges of sustainability, coordination problems; resources and capacities of different actors at different levels.
6. Effectiveness, compliance, accountability, legitimacy, impact and future perspectives of governance models. Conflicts and their possible resolutions.
7. Ongoing and prospective transformations in global governance triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent economic crisis. Discussion of the Anthropocene as a useful concept for the governance of commons.