Wednesday, June 26, 2013
PUBLICATION: The Wealth of the Commons: A World Beyond Market & State
This book, edited by David Bollier and Silke Helfrich, brings together a collection of essays on the commons:
Over the past few years an explosion of innovative activism, scholarship and projects focused on the commons has been gaining momentum around the world. This growing movement consists of activists fighting international land grabs and the privatization of water; commoners collectively managing forests, fisheries and farmlands; Internet users generating software and Web content that can be shared and improved; and urban dwellers reclaiming public spaces.The Wealth of the Commons brings together the most vibrant strands of this burgeoning international work into a single volume, revealing the significant potential of the commons as a new force in politics, economics and culture.
The book is available for purchase and all the individual essays are freely available on the book’s website.