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Study • 2023

Women's Work in the Pandemic Economy: The Unbearable Hazard of Hierarchy

By: Myfan Jordan

This book explores two unique studies of women’s economic behaviour during Australia’s COVID-19 crisis. The first describes the care ‘frontline’ in the feminised labor sectors of healthcare and education, identifying extreme workload pressures, deteriorating conditions, and a shockingly high incidence of workplace bullying: including women targeting other women workers. The author argues workpl...

Scientific paper • 2020


Transition within a transition: how cooperative platforms want to change the sharing economy

By: Giorgos Kallis, Joël Foramitti, Angelos Varvarousis

Scholars have argued that the sharing economy represents a transitional pathway to sustainability. The growth, however, of multi-national giants, such as Airbnb or Uber, has created new environmental, social, and economic problems and led many to question the dominant form of the sharing economy. In this paper, we study a transition within a transition—that is the emergence of a new niche o...

Scientific paper • 2020


Intervention - Small and local are not only beautiful; they can be powerful

By: Vasilis Kostakis, Chris Giotitsas

Cosmolocalism emerges from technology initiatives that are small-scale and oriented towards addressing local problems, but simultaneously engage with globally asynchronous collaborative production through digital commoning. We thus connect such a discussion with two ongoing grassroots developments: first, a cosmolocal response to the coronavirus pandemic; and, second, an ongoing effort of Frenc...

Report • 2019


P2P Accounting for Planetary Survival

By: Michel Bauwens, Alex Pazaitis

Towards a P2P Infrastructure for a Socially-Just Circular Society How shared perma-circular supply chains, post-blockchain distributed ledgers, protocol cooperatives, and three new forms of post-capitalist accounting, could very well save the planet. The key issue addressed in this study is how to change a system which incentivizes and rewards extraction — but cannot recognize and reward ...

Scientific paper • 2019


Climate justice, commons, and degrowth

By: Patricia E. Perkins

Abstract: Economic inequality reduces the political space for addressing climate change, by producing fear-based populism. Only when the safety, social status, and livelihoods of all members of society are assured will voluntary, democratic decisions be possible to reverse climate change and fairly mitigate its effects. Socio-environmental and climate justice, commoning, and decolonization are...

Presentation • 2018


First North-South Conference on Degrowth-Descrecimiento, México City 2018 - De las economías de la guerra a la economía del común

By: Andrea Neira

Conferencia de la Plenaria del Jueves por Andrea Neira: "De las economías de la guerra a la economía del común. Desafío y disputas del sujeto neoliberal desde las nuevas configuraciones de las FARC en Colombia hoy"

Scientific paper • 2018


Common Good-Oriented Companies: Exploring Corporate Values, Characteristics and Practices That Could Support a Development Towards Degrowth

By: Jasmin Wiefek, Kathrin Heinitz

At present, little is known about the corporate characteristics that support a socio-economic development towards degrowth. Addressing this research gap, we conducted interviews with companies which have joined the Economy for the Common Good, a social movement which identifies the common good as the purpose of economic activity. Our analysis was guided by Latouche’s (2009) eight ‘R’s which, he...

• 2018


Freie Geister

By: Ursula K. Le Guin

Der große utopische Science-Fiction-Klassiker in kongenialer Neuübersetzung. Ursula K. LeGuins ›Freie Geister‹ ist eine der bedeutendsten Utopien des 20. Jahrhunderts, in der die Systemfrage – Kommunismus, Kapitalismus oder Anarchismus? – mit aller Deutlichkeit gestellt wird. Ältere Ausgaben sind unter den Titeln ›Planet der Habenichtse‹ und ›Die Enteigneten‹ erschienen. Der einzige Ort a...

Scientific paper • 2018


The Commons: A Social Form that Allows for Degrowth and Sustainability

By: Johannes Euler

Commons, sustainability, capitalism, collective action, degrowth

Scientific paper • 2017


Ecology and Justice: Contributions from the margins

By: Daniel Hausknost, Mladen Domazet (ed.), Marija Brajdić Vuković, Melita Carević, Karin Doolan, Pinija Poljaković, Drago Župarić-Iljić

The publisher: Political ecology is a research approach that combines the disciplinary tools of ecology as well as political economy to address the relations between humans and nature, and various outcomes of social and cultural norms that determine different human communities’ access to nature. Political ecology seeks explanations and interpretations of the phenomena resulting from the human-n...

• 2017


Umkämpftes Grün - Zwischen neoliberaler Stadtentwicklung und Stadtgestaltung von unten

By: Andrea*s Exner, Sarah Kumnig, Marit Rosol

Urbane Gärten sind aus vielen Städten nicht mehr wegzudenken. Gemeinschaftlicher Gemüseanbau wird dabei oft als rebellischer Akt der Stadtgestaltung von unten verstanden. Gleichzeitig taucht »urban gardening« immer häufiger in Stadtentwicklungsplänen und Werbebroschüren auf. Die Beiträger_innen des Bandes liefern eine kritische Analyse grüner urbaner Aktivitäten und ihrer umkämpften und wide...

Scientific paper • 2017


Degrowth, Commons and Climate Justice: Ecofeminist Insights and Indigenous Political Traditions

By: Patricia E. Perkins

<strong>Keywords:</strong> climate justice, community resilience, community development, climate risk reduction, extreme weather events, social capital, participatory governance, ecological economics, political ecology, ecofeminism, social learning, subsistence, resource governance, degrowth

Report • 2017

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Commons Transition and P2P: a primer

By: Michel Bauwens, Vasilis Kostakis, Stacco Troncoso, Ann Marie Utratel, Elena Martínez

commonstransition.org: This short primer, co-published with the Transnational Institute explains the Commons and P2P, how they interrelate, their movements and trends, and how a Commons transition is poised to reinvigorate work, politics, production, and care, both interpersonal and environmental. Drawing from our ten year + history researching and advocating for P2P/Commons Alternatives, the P...

Scientific paper • 2017


Trees and springs as social property: a perspective on degrowth and redistributive democracy from a Brazilian squatter community

By: Jonathan DeVore

Key Words: degrowth; redistributive democracy; squatters; agroforests; water resources; property rights; private property; commoning; cacao zone; Atlantic Forest; Brazil

Scientific paper • 2017


Community, commons, and degrowth at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage

By: Joshua Lockyer

Key words: commons, degrowth, ecovillages, intentional communities, participatory action research, transition discourses

• 2017


Postkapitalistische Perspektiven

By: Raul Zelik

Teaser: Zum ersten Mal in der Geschichte der Menschheit leben wir in einem echten Weltsystem: dem Kapitalismus. Er ist dabei, sich zu Tode zu siegen. Der Ausstieg aus der heißlaufenden Maschine Kapitalismus stellt eine gewaltige Herausforderung dar. Auf der Suche nach gesellschaftlichen Alternativen kommen wir um die Frage nach dem Gemeineigentum nicht herum.

Presentation • 2016

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How to construct the alternative to capitalism? Discovering the commons in the environmental justice movements

By: Defne Gonenc

Environmental justice movements are taking place at an ever accelerating rate through out the world. Through mobilization of people with diverse societal backgrounds, race, ethnicity, age, gender and income levels, they not only challenge the existing state-society-economy spectrum but also contain important clues about an alternative to capitalism. As crisis vocabulary has become a chronic par...

Scientific paper • 2016


Commoning against the crisis

By: A.Varvarousis

Plan C&amp;D - Commons &amp; Democracy – has been proposed as an alternative to austerity and stimulus for a degrowth future, but how and why does it emerge, and what challenges does it face? The proposed paper studies new commons in the context of crisis, using Greece as a case-study. Our research registered a substantial increase of commoning in health care, food provision, urban living, educ...