Social Economy

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Free, Fair and Alive

The Insurgent Power of the Commons

From co-housing and agroecology to fisheries and open-source everything, people around the world are increasingly turning to ‘commoning’ to emancipate themselves from a predatory … 448 View

Think Like a Commoner

A Short Introduction to the Life of the Commons

The biggest "tragedy of the commons" is the misconception that commons are failures – relics from another era rendered unnecessary by the Market and State. Think Like a Commoner … 211 View

Understanding Canada’s Political Economy (Sample CoursePack)

This collection was developed using the search tools and subject-tagging features available on Canadian CourseReadings and compiled by one of our users. The content in this collection was drawn … View
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Introduction

From: Think Like a Commoner

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The point of this book is to gently dispel such prejudices and provide a short introduction to the commons. After encountering so much confusion about the commons over the years — and … 8 $0.80 Add
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Introduction

From: Free, Fair and Alive

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In the introduction, the authors frame current modern challenges such as climate change and social inequity as issues that can be effectively addressed through a lens of the commons, which they … 9 $0.90 Add
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Commons and Commoning

From: Free, Fair and Alive

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In the first chapter, the authors argue first that large-scale cooperation is possible for humans, and that commoning, our capacity to self-organize and help each other through creation of … 16 $1.60 Add
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Sustain This

The Rise of Social Entrepreneurship

From: In The Business of Change

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Whether working on a single issue at a time or adopting a larger, far-reaching lens of advocacy, policy and systems change, these entrepreneurs are establishing ventures with a comprehensive … 16 $1.60 Add
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The Rediscovery of the Commons

From: Think Like a Commoner

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The title of this chapter, “The Rediscovery of the Commons,” has a certain ironic edge because for hundreds of millions of people around the world, the commons has never gone away. It … 12 $1.20 Add
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Innovate or Bust

From: In The Business of Change

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Leveraging what already exists and adopting new ideas into the mix can prove effective — and profitable. As we’ll see in this chapter, for social entrepreneurs it’s more than … 15 $1.50 Add
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The OntoShift to the Commons

From: Free, Fair and Alive

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In the second chapter, the authors dig into the question of why commons have been so ignored in the modern era, despite their long history, and suggest that a new ontological perspective is … 22 $2.20 Add
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The Tyranny of the “Tragedy” Myth

From: Think Like a Commoner

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For at least a generation, the very idea of the commons has been marginalized and dismissed as a misguided way to manage esources: the so-called tragedy of the commons. Over the past several … 15 $1.50 Add
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Enclosure and the Commons

From: Think Like a Commoner

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What happens when markets become so powerful that they disrupt natural ecosystems, reorder how people conduct their lives and claim ownership of life-forms? It is sometimes difficult to step … 17 $1.70 Add
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From Crisis to Opportunity

From: In The Business of Change

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What often emerges out of these crisis situations — and their driven response — is opportunity unparalleled. After all, what greater inspiration for social, environmental and business … 16 $1.60 Add
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Language and the Creation of Commons

From: Free, Fair and Alive

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In this chapter, the authors begin with illustrating how language shapes our views of the world, and then argue that we need new language to begin the ontological shift necessary to appreciate … 40 $4.00 Add
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Introduction of Part II

The Triad of Commoning

From: Free, Fair and Alive

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The introduction to the second part of the book explains that in the coming section, the authors set out to articulate a comprehensive framework, called the Triad, for commons and commoning. The … 8 $0.80 Add
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The Power of Partnerships

From: In The Business of Change

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Working in tandem with companies, suppliers, designers, anyone down the supply chain, to educate and influence their behavior would be key to her success. It’s become key for many social … 16 $1.60 Add