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Vocabulary of Commons

The ‘Vocabulary of commons’ is a socio-linguistic enquiry into the legal and livelihood consequences of the term ‘commons’ – a search for a vocabulary that reflects a commons approach to a life with dignity in harmony with Gaia and communitarian aspirations. It is to strengthen community articulation and make their voices heard in the ongoing efforts of dialogue between communities, academics, practitioners and decision makers. The book is co-authored by over 30 practitioners, intellectuals and researchers.

It was coordinated by OpenSpace and is part of the initiative on commons, currently anchored by the Foundation for Ecological Security (FES, www.fes.org.in).

‘Vocabulary of Commons’, was released on 11 January 2011 by Dr. Elinor Ostrom (Nobel prize winner economics 2009)
during the 13th Biennial International Conference on Commons held in Hyderabad.

More details at http://openlibrary.org/works/OL16118628W/Vocabulary_of_commons
You can read the entire book online at http://www.slideshare.net/OpenSpace/vocabulary-of-commons