- xii, 406 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
- Additional Authors
- Bollier, David,Helfrich, Sikle,
- Includes bibliographical references.Summary: Patterns of Commoning is arguably the most accessible and broad-ranging survey of contemporary commons in print. It introduces readers to more than fifty notable commons from around the world and explores the inner dynamics of commoning with great sensitivity. A primary goal of Patterns of Commoning is to show the great scope and vitality of commons initiatives around the world. There are chapters on alternative currencies and open source farm equipment, community forests and co-learning commons, theater commons and collaborative mapping, urban commons and dozens of others. Margaret Thatcher once championed neoliberal capitalism with the harsh ultimatum, "There IS no alternative!" Patterns of Commoning shows in vivid detail that there are plenty of alternatives!