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The Commons and a New Global Governance

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Edited by: Samuel Cogolati, Jan Wouters

ISBN13: 9781788118507
To be Published: December 2018
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £115.00



Given the new-found importance of the commons in current political discourse, it has become increasingly necessary to explore the democratic, institutional and legal implications of the commons for global governance today. This book analyses and explores the ground-breaking model of the commons and its relation to these debates.

Featuring original contributions from renowned scholars across the globe and analysis of Elinor Ostrom’s fundamental work, this interdisciplinary book is organized into three main areas of inquiry: the commons as vehicles for the democratization of global governance, the role played by commons-based institutions in global governance and a more normative interrogation around what international law ought to look like to support the commons. Provocative and critical ideas about the current system of global governance act as a stimulus to explore further research and activism in the commons.

The first of its kind to offer a specific focus on the commons and global governance, this much-needed book will prove invaluable for academics in the humanities and social sciences including economists, political philosophers, political scientists and legal scholars. It will also appeal to policy-makers, concerned members of civil society and commons activists.

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Subjects:
Public International Law
Contents:
Foreword
Michel Bauwens
Introduction
1. Democratic, Institutional and Legal Implications of the Commons for Global Governance
Samuel Cogolati and Jan Wouters

Part I Democratic Perspectives
2. What Democracy for the Global Commons ?
Pierre Dardot
3. Federal Commons
Nicolas Brando and Helder de Schutter
4. A (Non-)Violent Revolution? Strategies of Civility for the Politics of the Common
Christiaan Boonen
5. Forget Ostrom: From the Development Commons to the Common as Social Sovereignty
Pierre Sauvêtre

Part II Institutional Perspectives
6. Governance of the Global Commons: A Question of Supply and Demand, the Answer of Polycentricism
Rutger Hagen and Christophe Crombez
7. The Rule of Law and Accountability – Exploring Trajectories for Democratizing Governance of Global Public Goods and Global Commons
Maja Groff and Sylvia Karlsson-Vinkhuyzen
8. Expropriation by Definition? Regime Complexes, Structural Power, and Global Public Goods
Thomas R. Eimer
9. Knowledge Commons and Global Governance of Academic Publishing
Maarja Beerkens

Part III Legal Perspectives
10. The Ecology of International Law: Towards an International Legal System in Tune with Nature and Community?
Ugo Mattei
11. From Eroding to Enabling the Commons: The Dual Movement in International Law
Olivier De Schutter
12. International Law to Save the Commons
Samuel Cogolati and Jan Wouters
13. Procedure and Substance in International Environmental Law and the Protection of the Global Commons
Jutta Brunnée

Part IV Conclusion
14. Is the Governance of the Commons a Model for a New Global Governance?
Martin Deleixhe

Afterword
Tine De Moor
Index