Commons Movement

 

The commons is a newly rediscovered but ancient paradigm for managing shared wealth.  With deep historical and legal roots, it is also a social and ethical discourse that critiques market capitalism while moving beyond it with creative, self-organized systems for meeting needs.  With projects that range from online cooperatives to alternative currencies and relocalized food production to community-based fisheries and forests, a diversified global movement is building a parallel economy around all sorts of commons.  With this section, GEO will showcase some of the more notable developments in the commons world on an ongoing basis.

 

Commons Basics

Ownership from the Commons Perspective

 

Commons, Cooperatives, and Collective Action

 

Financial Commons

 

Cooperatives and the Commonwealth

 

Further Resouces

 

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