Biocultural rights as a new field of law have not emerged magically on their own, but through the convergence of four interrelated movements that have contributed important ethical principles, legal concepts and political advocacy.
I enjoyed the perspectives of LIz Lerman, a choreographer, performer, writer and founder of the Dance Exchange in Washington, D.C., who shared her hopes for the new center.
Has the collapse of American banks, trillion dollar bailouts and other extraordinary government interventions prompted academic economists to re-think their free market orthodoxies?
It’s great to be reminded that indigenous peoples were pioneers of sharing culture way before the tech world gave it a sheen of postmodern cool.
Apart from the commercial motives, journalism and democracy surely benefit from the free flow of news.
Why are so many zones of the world descending into chaos and confusion?
The furor over the aig bonuses is one of those periodic perfect storms of political culture which, for a brief flash of illumination, clearly reveals how american society is actually run.
A dominant concept of british and american civil law is that everything is based on property rights, and it is the lawyer’s job to protect and exalt those rights.
How shall we re-integrate market forces into society so that they can be constructive and not disruptive — and yet go beyond the traditional (ineffective) regulatory schemes for restoring trust and lending?
Patent applications have doubled over the past ten years, and more than one million patent applications are now pending, with the backlog growing.
Here’s a fascinating sign that commoning is growing as a social and political form: new histories are being written to trace its recent evolution!
Mattei is the noted international law scholar, lawyer and activist who has been at the center of some of the most significant commons initiatives in Italy.
This Friday marks a special date for me – the release of the German version of my new book with Silke Helfrich — Frei, Fair und Lebendig: Die Macht der Commons — published by transcript Verlag. The English version — Free, Fair and Alive: The Insurgent Power of the Commons – will be published in September by New Society Publishers.
It’s no accident that Ernesto “Che” Guevara is as well-recognized as Coca-Cola or Mickey Mouse.
Yale law professor Robert Ellickson had the insight to see the invisible in the obvious — that our individual households, as systems for managing shared everyday resources, function as a commons.
Days before Christmas, with hardly any notice in the national press, the Federal Highway Administration quietly issued a final rule in the Federal Register.