Building Commons Governance for a Greener Economy [chapter]

Patricia E. Perkins
2015 Planetary Praxis & Pedagogy  
Much recent work in ecological economics and political ecology, including calls for "de-growth" in the transition towards more sustainable economies, focuses on commons as a promising paradigm for sustainable governance institutions. The vision involves people who depend on or have an interest in a resource or asset, working together co-operatively to use that asset for production, service provision, and exchange which creates value and well-being while integrating ecological care, justice, and
more » ... care, justice, and long-term planning to the best of diverse communities' abilities. This includes institutions such as co-ops, land trusts, and non-market or beyond-market collective ways of organizing production, distribution, consumption, and waste or materials management.
doi:10.1007/978-94-6300-214-1_8 fatcat:j63ijajqwncbhdiba3syt3sdam