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Commons Strategies

A wide number of new strategies exist for assuring that the commons, in its many forms, is protected and enhanced over time. Some involve government and law, others depend on informal governance and social sanctions, while still others work with market mechanisms and other hybrid models.

An Invitation to Join the Commons Network

September 12, 2012 | by On the Commons Team

If you care about what we share in common, read this invitation

At Last, A New Story for the Future

December 12, 2011 | by Jay Walljasper

Bill McKibben's introduction to OTC's book All That We Share: A Field Guide to the Commons

An Invitation to Join the Commons Network

September 12, 2012 | By On the Commons Team

If you care about what we share in common, read this invitation

At Last, A New Story for the Future

December 12, 2011 | By Bill McKibben

Bill McKibben's introduction to OTC's book All That We Share: A Field Guide to the Commons

Reclaiming and Redefining America's Hopes

November 16, 2011 | By Jay Walljasper

The commons worldview can helps us accomplish great things together--really

Elinor Ostrom Outlines Best Strategies for Managing the Commons

November 2, 2011 | By Jay Walljasper

Nobel Prize winner headlines the Minneapolis Festival of the Commons, co-sponsored by On the Commons

We Power

October 18, 2011 | By Julie Ristau & Alexa Bradley

From people's quiet yearnings, come new possibilities for a shift from me to we

The Commons, Short and Sweet

July 26, 2011 | By David Bollier

David Bollier on the ABCs of our common wealth

51 (Mostly) Simple Ways to Spark a Commons Revolution

April 25, 2011 | By Jay Walljasper

What you can do to make a better world

How You Can Become a Commoner

March 3, 2011 | By Julie Ristau

It starts with commoning—the natural act of connecting with others to find security, convenience and fun

The Conservative Case for a Commons Way of Life

July 15, 2014 | By Jay Walljasper

Not socialism, not Capitalism…Distributism seeks community power

Commons Thinking Offers a Road Map to Transform Society

July 14, 2014 | By Michel Bauwens

A frank but hopeful assessment of Ecuador's bold move

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