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_dominia enabled_
The role of the state and the governance of Landed Commons in Europe

_Our Project

DOMINIA is an interdisciplinary research project set out to investigate the role of the state as a complex spatial policy system that mediates the interactions between Landed Commons and broader socio - political dynamics. 

_Our Aim

DOMINIA aspires to advance the scientific and policy discourse on the dynamics of Landed Commons in Europe capable to address land use conflicts and discrepancies between increasing land demands and sustainable development

_Case studies

Case-study research is conducted in order to examine the agency of commoners vis-à-vis the regulatory environment of the state in seven EU countries, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Greece, and in Morocco. 

_Our Team

The research programme is hosted by KU Leuven and funded by the Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO). Research is conducted in collaboration with Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and Harokopio University of Athens (HUA) in Greece. 

the plural of _dominium_ 

refers to different scales and

interacting systems

of land governance

_global, EU, state, regional, local_

connotes the potential of

LCs proliferation

as hybridized

socio-spatial development



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