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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