Using Public Deliberation: Co-governing the Commons By Jan Inglis Commons: gifts of nature & society; wealth we inherit or create together and must pass on, undiminished or enhanced, to our children; e.g. water, oceans, culture, technology, seeds etc Public Deliberation: a process for reaching agreements by deeply considering the costs, consequences, and trade offs of various [...]
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Social Charters: A comprehensive program for (re)claiming sovereignty over our natural and social commons resources
Social Charters: Praxis of the Commons By James Bernard Quilligan, Commons Economist & Advocate Beyond the Market State There are two operating systems involved in the provision and allocation of goods and services in modern society. Each has familiar roots in history. Adam Smith’s legacy is that the self-interest [...]
Dr. Elinor Ostrom, 2009 Nobel Prize Winner in Economics for her 30+ years of research and study of commons* management, is joined by many other commons supporters in saying that the “tragedy of the commons” is that of the unmanaged or unsuccessfully managed commons. What we have now is an entire paradigm managed for the [...]