The Future Of The Commons

Download The Future Of The Commons ebook PDF or Read Online books in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to The Future Of The Commons book pdf for free now.

Future Of The Commons

Author : Elinor Ostrom
ISBN : 0255366531
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 77.97 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 198
Read : 1172

This short book provides a brief introduction to the work of the late Elinor Ostrom, 2009 Nobel Laureate in economics. Her work is of vital importance in understanding how we can manage difficult environmental problems without top-down government regulation. As Professor Ostrom suggests, examples such as European Union fisheries illustrate the difficulties of approaching the management of common-pool resources with the mindset that government regulation can be a panacea. The monograph features a lecture given by Elinor Ostrom just before she died, as well as explanations of her work, its relevance and practical examples by other eminent authors. The authors help bring this crucial economics which is extremely important for all those with an interest in tackling environmental problems related to common-pool resources. This area is often ignored in mainstream economics textbooks, but is of huge practical relevance in both developed and less-developed countries.
Category: Business & Economics

The Future Of The Public Domain

Author : Lucie M. C. R. Guibault
ISBN : 9789041124357
Genre : Law
File Size : 67.96 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 530
Read : 1138

The presence of a robust public domain is an essential precondition for cultural, social and economic development and for a healthy democratic process. But the public domain is under pressure as a result of the ongoing march towards an information economy. Items of information, which in the `old economy had little or no economic value, such as factual data, personal data, genetic information and pure ideas, have acquired independent economic value in the current information age, and consequently become the object of property rights making the information a tradable commodity. How and to what extent does the commodification of information affect the free flow of information and the integrity of the public domain? Does the freedom of expression and information, guaranteed inter alia in the European Convention on Human Rights, call for active state intervention to `save the public domain? What means both legal and practical are available or might be conceived to guarantee and foster a robust public domain? These were the main questions that were addressed in a major collaborative research project led by the Institute for Information Law of the University of Amsterdam (IViR) in co-operation with the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society (TILT) of Tilburg University, and funded by ITeR, the Dutch National Program for Information Technology and Law. Thirteen contributions from academia worldwide make up the present book, addressing the future of the public domain from a different angle. In addition, all authors were invited to reflect upon the notion and role of the public domain in the context of information law and policy. Should this concept be limited to that of a `negative image of (intellectual) property protection, i.e. all publicly available information not subject to a property right, and therefore freely (i.e. gratis) available, or should a broader approach be taken, e.g. all information available from public sources at affordable cost? Should information policies be aimed at maximizing the public domain or optimizing information flows? To what extent are these aims congruent? This book takes a broader, `information law oriented approach towards the question of preserving the public domain, in which a wide range of interrelated legal questions converge. Issues treated in this book include: Economic analysis of the public domain Fundamental rights analysis of the public domain Impact of the application of technological protection measures and contractual restrictions on the public domain The impact of the expansion of copyright, database right and patent rights on the public domain The impact of the commodification of private data, government information, indigenous knowledge on the public domain The capacity of the Open Source and Creative Commons Movements to preserve the integrity of the public domain The Future of the Public Domain is an important work for all those interested or involved in the regulation of the knowledge economy. Legal scholars, academic and research institutions, corporate counsel, lawyers, government policymakers and regulators all these and more will benefit enormously from the thoughtful and incisive discussions presented here.
Category: Law

The Future Of Ideas

Author : Lawrence Lessig
ISBN : 9781400033317
Genre : Computers
File Size : 59.40 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 961
Read : 1039

The Internet revolution has come. Some say it has gone. In The Future of Ideas, Lawrence Lessig explains how the revolution has produced a counterrevolution of potentially devastating power and effect. Creativity once flourished because the Net protected a commons on which widest range of innovators could experiment. But now, manipulating the law for their own purposes, corporations have established themselves as virtual gatekeepers of the Net while Congress, in the pockets of media magnates, has rewritten copyright and patent laws to stifle creativity and progress. Lessig weaves the history of technology and its relevant laws to make a lucid and accessible case to protect the sanctity of intellectual freedom. He shows how the door to a future of ideas is being shut just as technology is creating extraordinary possibilities that have implications for all of us. Vital, eloquent, judicious and forthright, The Future of Ideas is a call to arms that we can ill afford to ignore.
Category: Computers

Whose Common Future

Author : Ecologist
ISBN : IND:30000039177658
Genre : Nature
File Size : 74.44 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 822
Read : 310

Category: Nature

Triumph Of The Commons

Author : Leland Maschmeyer
ISBN : OCLC:852818674
Genre : Future, The, in popular culture
File Size : 74.23 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 184
Read : 1058

Category: Future, The, in popular culture

Journals Of The House Of Commons

Author : Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
ISBN : SRLF:C0000032193
Genre : Great Britain
File Size : 36.42 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 615
Read : 453

Category: Great Britain

Preserving The Future Of Long Island Sound

Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Government Operations. Subcommittee on Executive Reorganization and Government Research
ISBN : UCR:31210019102761
Genre : Long Island Sound (N.Y. and Conn.)
File Size : 73.32 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 526
Read : 868

Category: Long Island Sound (N.Y. and Conn.)

Growth And Its Implications For The Future

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries. Subcommittee on Fisheries and Wildlife Conservation and the Environment
ISBN : LOC:00184030779
Genre : Environmental policy
File Size : 29.45 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 485
Read : 1140

Category: Environmental policy

The Future Of Development

Author : Esteva, Gustavo
ISBN : 9781447312048
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 50.83 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 153
Read : 1111

On January 20, 1949 US President Harry S. Truman officially opened the era of development. On that day, over one half of the people of the world were defined as underdeveloped and they have stayed that way ever since. This book explains the origins of development and underdevelopment and shows how poorly we understand these two terms. It offers a new vision for development, demystifying the statistics that international organizations use to measure development and introducing the alternative concept of buen vivir: the state of living well. The authors argue that it is possible for everyone on the planet to live well, but only if we learn to live as communities rather than as individuals and to nurture our respective commons. Scholars and students of global development studies are well-aware that development is a difficult concept. This thought-provoking book offers them advice for the future of development studies and hope for the future of humankind.
Category: Social Science

Has The Common Law A Future

Author : Jack Beatson
ISBN : 0521586755
Genre : Law
File Size : 35.54 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 150
Read : 1300

In his inaugural lecture as Rouse Ball Professor of English Law at Cambridge, Jack Beatson presents a thought-provoking picture of the state of common law at the end of the twentieth century. After a broad-ranging survey of the subject, Professor Beatson concludes that the valuable heritage of the common law deserves to be preserved, and that 'to ignore the contribution of the statute book in the search for principle is to use a kaleidoscope with three quarters of the pieces of glass blacked out'.
Category: Law

Whose Common Future

Author : Ecologist (Organization)
ISBN : 1550922211
Genre : Commons Environmental aspects
File Size : 59.6 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 286
Read : 556

Category: Commons Environmental aspects

Protecting Future Generations Through Commons

Author : Saki Bailey
ISBN : 9789287178237
Genre : Commons
File Size : 28.56 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 113
Read : 934

The recent austerity measures currently adopted in numerous European countries assume that a rise in public debt should automatically result in cuts to social programmes and the privatisation of “inefficiently” managed resources. This type of reasoning is being used to justify the destruction of social rights of citizens for the profit of the private sector, resulting in more limited access to the most fundamental resources such as water, nature, housing, culture, knowledge and information, mainly for the most vulnerable members of society. Such a view, informed solely by short-term growth and profit cycles, is endangering access to those resources not only for current generations but for future ones as well. This book is an attempt to go beyond liberal approaches to intergenerational and distributive justice. It emphasises the role of commons and communities of the commons, driven by the desire to defend and perpetuate those fundamental resources under the threat of expropriation by the state and the market. This book also offers policy makers and citizens, who wish to accept their political responsibility by being active and refusing corporate ideology, some best practices as well as methods and solutions for renewing the configurations of societal relationships through commons, thereby integrating the interests of future generations in the European Community’s decision-making processes and institutions. This is a contribution by the Council of Europe and the International University College of Turin to the protection of the dignity of every person, especially of those who, even though unable to enjoy existing social rights, have the right to benefit from choices and policies that ensure that human life remains unspoiled
Category: Commons

Green Paper

Author : European Commission
ISBN : UOM:39015051607789
Genre : Fishery policy
File Size : 76.85 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 210
Read : 1057

Category: Fishery policy

Beyond Capital

Author : David Hakken
ISBN : 9781317404415
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 82.99 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 291
Read : 1270

The financial/social cataclysm beginning in 2007 ended notions of a “great moderation” and the view that capitalism had overcome its systemic tendencies to crisis. The subsequent failure of contemporary social formations to address the causes of the crisis gives renewed impetus to better analysis in aid of the search for a better future. This book contributes to this search by reviving a broad discussion of what we humans might want a post-capitalist future to be like. It argues for a comparative anthropological critique of capital notions of value, thereby initiating the search for a new set of values, as well as identifying a number of selected computing practices that might evoke new values. It articulates a suggestive set of institutions that could support these new values, and formulates a group of measurement practices usable for evaluating the proposed institutions. The book is grounded in contemporary social science, political theory, and critical theory. It aims to leverage the possibility of alternative futures implied by some computing practices while avoiding hype and technological determinism, and uses these computing practices to explicate one possible way to think about the future.
Category: Social Science

Working Together

Author : Amy R. Poteete
ISBN : 9780691146041
Genre : Reference
File Size : 81.54 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 230
Read : 473

Advances in the social sciences have emerged through a variety of research methods: field-based research, laboratory and field experiments, and agent-based models. However, which research method or approach is best suited to a particular inquiry is frequently debated and discussed. Working Together examines how different methods have promoted various theoretical developments related to collective action and the commons, and demonstrates the importance of cross-fertilization involving multimethod research across traditional boundaries. The authors look at why cross-fertilization is difficult to achieve, and they show ways to overcome these challenges through collaboration. The authors provide numerous examples of collaborative, multimethod research related to collective action and the commons. They examine the pros and cons of case studies, meta-analyses, large-N field research, experiments and modeling, and empirically grounded agent-based models, and they consider how these methods contribute to research on collective action for the management of natural resources. Using their findings, the authors outline a revised theory of collective action that includes three elements: individual decision making, microsituational conditions, and features of the broader social-ecological context. Acknowledging the academic incentives that influence and constrain how research is conducted, Working Together reworks the theory of collective action and offers practical solutions for researchers and students across a spectrum of disciplines.
Category: Reference