Commons Handouts & Summaries

Commons 1.0 – Recognizing our Commons

Commons 2.0 – A Commons History: North America

Commons 3.0 – Commons Trusts, eg. Climate

Commons 4.0 – Economics for the Commons

The Dawning of Commons Trusts

Key Elements of Silke Helfrich’s Speech, Salzburg 10.29-30.09

Key Elements of the Crottorf Retreat, Cologne, Germany, June 25-27, 2009


Aligica, Paul Dragos and Boettke, Peter J. 2009. Challenging Institutional Analysis and Development: The Bloomington School. Routledge.

Barnes, Peter. 2001. Who Owns the Sky? Our Common Assets and the Future of Capitalism. Island Press.

Barnes, Peter. 2006. Capitalism 3.0: A Guide to Reclaiming the Commons. Berrett-Koehler Publishers.

Bollier, David et al. 2009. “The Future of the Commons.” [Notes from a retreat at Crottorf Castle near Cologne, Germany, on June 25-27, 2009].

Bollier, David. 2008. “The Commons as a New Sector of Value Creation.” Kosmos Journal Fall/Winter 2008, Vol. VIII, No. 1.

Bosselmann, Klaus and Engel, Ron and Taylor, Prue. 2008. “Governance for Sustainability: Issues, Challenges, Successes.” IUCN Environmental Policy and Law Paper No. 70. International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources.

Buzaglo, Jorge. 2009. “Global Commons and Common Sense.” Workshop on Markets, Governance and Human Development, July 6-7, 2009, Robinson College, Cambridge, United Kingdom.

Hardt, Michael. 2009. “Politics of the Common.” Reimagining Society Project, hosted by ZCommunications, July 6, 2009.

Heinrich Boell Foundation. 2009. Varieties of Enclosure & Commons Alternatives. [English Translation].

Helfrich, Silke. 2009. “Strengthen the Commons – Now!” Heinrich Boll Stiftung.

Helfrich, Silke. 2009. “The Commons as a New Narrative for the 21st Century.”

Helfrich, Silke and Haas, Jörg. 2009. “The Commons: A New Narrative for Our Times.” Heinrich Boell Foundation.

Hess, Charlotte. 2008. “Mapping the New Commons.” 12th Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of the Commons

Hyde, Lewis. 1979. The Gift: Imagination and the Erotic Life of Property. Vintage Books.

Linebaugh, Peter. 2009. The Magna Carta Manifesto: Liberties and Commons for All. University of California Press.

Nonini, Donald M. 2007. The Global Idea of “The Commons.” Berghahn Books.

Ostrom, Elinor. 1990. Governing the Commons: The Evolution of Institutions for Collective
Action. Cambridge University Press.

Ostrom, Elinor. 2005. Trust and Reciprocity: Interdisciplinary Lessons for Experimental Research. Russell Sage Foundation.

Ostrom, Elinor. 2005. Understanding Institutional Diversity. Princeton University Press.

Polanyi, Karl. 1944. The Great Transformation: The Political and Economic Origins of Our Time. Beacon Press.

Quilligan, James Bernard. 2008. “Global Commons Goods—Civil Society as Global Commons Organizations.” Kosmos Journal Fall/Winter 2008, Vol. VIII, No. 1.

Quilligan, James Bernard. 2008. “Making the Great Adjustment—Coalition for the Global Commons.” Kosmos Journal Spring/Summer 2008, Vol. VII, No. 2.

Quilligan, James Bernard. 2009. “The Commons and Integral Capital.” Kosmos Journal Spring/Summer 2009, Vol. VIII. No.2.

Quilligan, James Bernard. 2009. “People Sharing Resources.” Kosmos Journal Fall/Winter 2009, Vol. IX, No. 1.

Resiler, Steven A. 2008. “Teaching the Commons.” Guild Practitioner Spring 2008, Vol. 65, No, 1, p. 19.

Tomales Bay Institute. 2003. “The State of the Commons.”

Tomales Bay Institute. 2006. “The Commons Rising.

Other Links

Global Innovation Commons

International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC)

On the Commons