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Towards a Commons-based Society

on Sun, 10/31/2010 - 15:43

Key Documents:

The Future of the Commons: The market needs a counterpoise with a different calculus.The ideal counterpoise isn’t the state. It’s the commons. This article gives an overview of Commons-based actions already happening and where they might be taken.

Why The Commons Matters Right Now: A commons arises whenever a given community decides that it wishes to manage a resource in a collective manner, with a special regard for equitable access, use, and sustainability. It is a social form that has long lived in the shadows of our market culture and is now on the rise...

Commons-based peer production  A term coined by Harvard Law School professor Yochai Benkler to describe a new model of economic production in which the creative energy of large numbers of people is coordinate...

What is a Commons-based society? A commons-based society refers to a shift in values and policies away from the market-based system that dominates modern society.... a brief overview of what a commons-based society is.

Our Commons Future is already here Maude Barlow gave this stirring plenary speech, full of hope even in the face of ecological disasters, to the Environmental Grantmakers Association annual retreat in Pacific Grove, California.

Beyond State Capitalism

Marx and the commons

The Partner State and the transition to a Commons-based society: a first overview of the “Partner State” theory

Commons/P2P Next Steps: Creating Sustainable Commons Based Institutions discussing the essential topics of conversation regarding the need to create sustainable commons based institutions. With Michel Bauwens and the attendees of the School of Commoning in its first workshop here are some of the trends and future possibilities for this pivotal area for the Commons.