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Valuing the commons by cooperatively sharing the gifts of life

Growing numbers of people are taking steps that move us, gradually, in the direction of a commons-based society — a world in which the fundamental focus on competition that characterizes life today would be balanced with new attitudes and social structures that foster cooperation.

Jay Walljasper (2011)

Elinor Ostrom
  1. define the community of people sharing the commons
  2. adapt rules of use to the type of commons and its users
  3. commoners themselves have to set the rules
  4. the state of the commons has to be monitored in an accountable way
  5. abuse by individuals needs to be curbed in a gradual way
For a more recent summary of the work done so far on the Commons Transition and P2P see this recently published primer



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Daniel Christian Wahl

Catalysing transformative innovation, cultural co-creation, whole systems design, and bioregional regeneration. Author of Designing Regenerative Cultures