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The commons in an age of uncertainty : decolonizing nature, economy, and society / Franklin Obeng-Odoom.


"In the last 200 years, the earth has increasingly become the private property of a few classes, races, transnational corporations, and nations. Repeated claims about the "tragedy of the commons" and the "crisis of capitalism" have done little to explain this concentration of land, encourage solution-building to solve resource depletion and, and address our current socio-ecological crisis. Presenting a new explanation, vision and action plan, The Commons in an Age of Uncertainty develops a new and hopeful theory centred on commoning the land. By commoning the land, rather than privatising it, the book develops the foundations for prosperity without destructive growth, and addresses both local and global challenges. A theory and vision of making the land the most fundamental priority of all commons does not only give hope, it also opens the doors to a new world in which economy, environment, and society are decolonised and liberated."-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781487513917
  • ISBN: 1487513917
  • ISBN: 9781487513900
  • ISBN: 1487513909
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xv, 264 pages) : illustrations (some color)
  • Publisher: Toronto ; University of Toronto Press, [2021]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Preface -- Part A: The Problem. 1. The Age of Uncertainty -- Part B: The Debates and a Path through Them. 2. Historical Debates on the Commons ; 3. Rethinking the Commons -- Part C: The Proof. 4. Cities ; 5. Technology ; 6. Oil ; 7. Water -- Part D: The Future of the Commons. 8. Concluding Remarks: Towards a New Ecological Political Economy -- References -- Index.
Source of Description Note:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (JSTOR, viewed on December 09, 2020).
Subject: Commons.
Public lands.
Right of property.
Terres publiques.
Droit de propriété.
property rights.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General
Public lands.
Right of property.
Genre: Electronic books.

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