Wealth of the Commons A World Beyond Market and State

Wealth of the Commons A World Beyond Market and State

David Bollier

we're poised among an outdated international that now not works and a brand new one suffering to be born. Surrounded by means of centralized hierarchies at the one hand and predatory markets at the different, humans world wide are seeking choices. The Wealth of the Commons explains how hundreds of thousands of commoners have prepared to protect their forests and fisheries, reinvent neighborhood nutrition platforms, manage efficient on-line groups, reclaim public areas, enhance environmental stewardship and re-imagine the very which means of "progress" and governance. briefly, how they have outfitted their commons.
In seventy three well timed essays by way of a amazing overseas roster of activists, teachers and undertaking leaders, this e-book chronicles ongoing struggles opposed to the personal com­moditization of shared assets - generally known as industry enclosures - whereas docu­menting the huge generative strength of the commons. The Wealth of the Commons is ready background, political swap, public coverage and cultural transformation on a world scale - yet so much of all, it really is approximately person commoners taking cost in their lives and their endangered resources.

"This tremendous assortment makes transparent that the belief of the Commons is absolutely foreign, and more and more totally worked-out. when you're brooding about what Occupy desires, or if another global is feasible, this pragmatic, down-to-earth, and unsentimental ebook will supply a number of the answers." - invoice McKibben, writer of Deep economic climate: The Wealth of groups and The sturdy destiny

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