Monday, February 27, 2012


ONLINE RESOURCE: Vocabulary of Commons

As part of its ongoing “Initiative on Commons” in India, the Foundation for Ecological Security (FES) has published a Vocabulary of Commons.

Vocabulary of commons is a socio-linguistic enquiry into the legal and livelihood consequences the term ‘commons’~a search for a vocabulary that reflects a commons approach to a life with dignity in harmony with Gaia and communitarian aspirations. It is to strengthen community articulation and make their voices heard in the ongoing efforts of dialogue between communities, academics, practitioners and decisionmakers. It was coordinated by OpenSpace(

The vocabulary can be viewed below and downloaded here.

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