Capitalism and the commons : just commons in the era of multiple crises / edited by Andreas Exner, Sarah Kumnig and Stephan Hochleithner
- Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2021.
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- Exner, Andreas, 1973-, Kumnig, Sarah, and Hochleithner, Stephan
- "Capitalism and the Commons focuses on land-based commons, the political and social perspectives they offer, how the commons are appropriated by capital and state, and how these appropriations are contested, and transformed by social initiatives and movements. The book has three main themes: conceptualizing the commons; analyzing practices of commoning; and exploring commons politics. It also focuses on the development of anti-capitalist commons and explores the issue of practice and politics through case studies from Colombia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, South Africa, Austria, India, Indonesia and South Korea, ranging from peri-urban and rural agriculture to family and community gardens, to forests and water, as well as more general struggles for green or urban commons and how these manifest in the Global South as well as in the Global North. The book clarifies that not all discourses on the commons serve the profound social change necessary and instead reinvigorates the political meaning of the commons. It provides an original and important approach to the topic in terms of conceptualization, detailing diverse empirical realities, and analyzing potential policy directions. The book has both a historical and a contemporary angle, transcends narrow disciplinary boundaries, and provides a global focus. Providing a fresh perspective on the commons as a decisive component of alternatives this title will be relevant to students and scholars of resource management, social movements and sustainable development more broadly"--
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- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Biographical Note:
- Andreas Exner, RCE Graz-Styria, Centre for Sustainable Social Transformation, University of Graz, Austria. Sarah Kumnig, Institute for Sociology and Social Research, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria. Stephan Hochleithner, Department of Geography, University of Zurich, Switzerland.
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