Michel Bauwens: Global Commons Movement to Meet in Berlin May 2013

Economics/True Cost, Knowledge
Michel Bauwens

The global commons movement is gathering again

Submitted by George Pór

on Sat, 10/20/2012 – 16:37

After the highly successful 1st International Commons Conference, there will be a second and even larger international gathering focused on the Economics of the Commons, in Berlin, May 2013.

Organized by the Commons Strategies Group (with support of the Heinrich Böll Stiftung and the FPH – Fondation pour le Progrès de l’Homme), there was a preparatory meeting in Bangkok, October 12-14. You can find a text and and series of essential questions prepared by the Commons Strategies Group for the Bangkok meeting, in our Community Knowledge Garden, and in the Commons Rising community forum, where you can engage in the conversation about them and suggest yours.

The 49 questions are organizied in the following sections:

  • THE ONTOLOGY AND THE VALUE PROPOSITION OF THE COMMONS
  • CIVIL SOCIETY AND THE COMMONS
  • THE COMMONS AND ECONOMIC GROWTH
  • THE STATE AND THE COMMONS
  • MARKETS AND COMMONS
  • LABOR AND MONEY IN THE COMMONS
  • SOCIAL IMPLICATIONS OF A COMMONS-BASED ECONOMY
  • ALTERNATIVE ECONOMIC MOVEMENTS AND STRATEGIES FOR MOVING FORWARD
  • Miscellaneous
Although the questions represent an incomplete disucssion draft, engaging with them in depth, reflecting on what may be missing, and sharing your thoughts and questions, will help building momentum for Berlin 2013 and help you becoming clearer about the issues at stake.
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