Selected Readings and Audio/Video Resources

Bollier, David and Helfrich, Silke. Free, Fair and Alive. The Insurgent Power of The Commons. Gabriola Island, B.C.: New Society Publishers, 2019.
Bollier, David and Helfrich, Silke, eds. The Wealth of the Commons: A World beyond State and Market, Amherst, MA: Levellers Press, 2012.
Bollier, David. “Sharing Society: The Impact of Collaborative Collective Action on the Transformation of Contemporary Society.” International Conference • Sharing Society • The Impact of Collaborative Collective Actions in the Transformation of Contemporary Societies • May 23-24, 2019. •
”The City as a Commons”. Smart City Expo World Changes. December 14, 2016.
“What is the Commons.” November 30, 2017. ”Commons Course Syllabus.” 2010-2019.
“People, Planet, Power: toward a New social Settlement.” International Journal of social Quality, Vol.5. No 1, Summer 2015.
Coote, Anna. Building a New Social Commons. The People, The Commons and The Public Realm. London, UK: The New Economic Foundation, 2017
Hardin, Garrett. “The Tragedy of the Commons.” Science, New Series, Vol. 162, No. 3859, American Association for the Advancement of Science, pp. 1243-1248’, Dec. 13, 1968.
Harvey, David. A Brief History of Neoliberalism. United Kingdom: Oxford University Press, 2015.
Helfrich, Silke. Elements of a New Agenda. The Commons as Common Paradigm for Social Movements and Beyond. (version 1.0). World Social Forum, January 2010.
. Terminology of the Commons. Leuphana Digital School. May 31, 2014.
_. Basics of the Commons. Leuphana Digital School. May 31, 2014.
. Framing the Commons. Interview produced for the Remix the Commons project at the Berlin International Commons Conference. December 15, 2010.
Marshall, Thomas H. “Citizenship and Social Class.” In Jeff Manza and Michael Sauder, eds. (2009). Inequality in Society. New York: W. W. Norton and Co, 1950
McQuaig, Linda (2019). The Sport & Prey of Capitalists. How the Rich are Stealing Canada’s Public Wealth. Toronto, ON: Dundurn.
Menzies, Heather. Re-Claiming the Commons for the Common Good. Gabriola Island, B.C.: New Society, 2014.
Mercado, Jocelyn. “Buen Vivir: A New Era of Great Social Change.” Pachamama Alliance. December 2017.
Mestrum, Francine. The Social Commons. Rethinking Social Justice in Post-Neoliberal Societies. Brussels: Global Social Justice Network, 2015.
_. The Commons, Social Justice and Systemic Change. Global Social Justice. February 2016.
Promoting the Social Commons. Global Social Justice. June 2013.
_. The Social Dimensions of Globalisation. Asia Europe People’s Forum. May 18, 2018.
The New Social Paradigm. Asia Europe People’s Forum. June 21, 2018.
Ostrom, Elinor. Governing the Commons: The Evolution of Institutions for Collective Action. United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press, 1990, 8th printing 2019.
Standing, Guy. Plunder of the Commons. A Manifesto for Sharing Public Wealth. United Kingdom: Pelican Books, 2019.
__. Plunder of the Commons. An Interview. Social Europe. September 30, 2019.