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The Commons in an Age of Uncertainty : Decolonizing Nature, Economy, and Society / Franklin Obeng-Odoom.

Author/Creator:
Obeng-Odoom, Franklin, author., Author,
Publication:
Toronto : University of Toronto Press, [2020]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (280 pages) : 7 figures
Subjects:
Commons.
Decolonization.
Public lands.
Right of property.
Local subjects:
cities. (search)
climate change. (search)
commons. (search)
economy. (search)
environment. (search)
hardin. (search)
land. (search)
nature. (search)
ostrom. (search)
sustainability. (search)
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
text file PDF
Summary:
In the last two hundred years, the earth has increasingly become the private property of a few classes, races, transnational corporations, and nations. Repeated claims about the "tragedy of the commons" and the "crisis of capitalism" have done little to explain this concentration of land, encourage solution-building to solve resource depletion, or address our current socio-ecological crisis. The Commons in an Age of Uncertainty presents a new explanation, vision, and action plan based on the idea of commoning the land. The book argues that by commoning the land, rather than privatising it, we can develop the foundation for prosperity without destructive growth and address both local and global challenges. Making the land the most fundamental priority of all commons does not only give hope, it also opens the doors to a new world in which economy, environment, and society are decolonised and liberated.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Preface
Part A: The Problem
1 The Age of Uncertainty
Part B: The Debates and a Path through Them
2 Historical Debates on the Commons
3 Rethinking the Commons
Part C: The Proof
4 Cities
5 Technology
6 Oil
7 Water
Part D: The Future of the Commons
8 Concluding Remarks: Towards a New Ecological Political Economy
References
Index
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 06. Jan 2021)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
ISBN:
9781487513900
Publisher Number:
10.3138/9781487513900 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.
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