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Democracy, markets and the commons


Peter, Lukas. Democracy, markets and the commons. 2017, University of Zurich, Faculty of Arts.

Abstract

How can we overcome the existing political, economic, and ecological crises that humanity faces? With the notion of the commons, Lukas Peter argues that this form of social organization can provide answers to the shortcomings of centralized states and open and competitive markets. By building on and going beyond the work of Elinor and Vincent Ostrom, he develops an ecological understanding of the commons and human freedom, more generally, thereby reinterpreting classical thinkers such as John Locke and John Rawls. Importantly, he does not suggest an end to property, states or markets, but rather a radical democratization thereof, ultimately providing a real alternative for the 21st century.

Abstract

How can we overcome the existing political, economic, and ecological crises that humanity faces? With the notion of the commons, Lukas Peter argues that this form of social organization can provide answers to the shortcomings of centralized states and open and competitive markets. By building on and going beyond the work of Elinor and Vincent Ostrom, he develops an ecological understanding of the commons and human freedom, more generally, thereby reinterpreting classical thinkers such as John Locke and John Rawls. Importantly, he does not suggest an end to property, states or markets, but rather a radical democratization thereof, ultimately providing a real alternative for the 21st century.

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Item Type:Dissertation (monographical)
Referees:Marti-Brander Urs, Cheneval Francis, Gonon Philipp, Mattei Ugo
Communities & Collections:01 Faculty of Theology > Center for Ethics
06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Philosophy
UZH Dissertations
Dewey Decimal Classification:320 Political science
Language:English
Place of Publication:Zürich
Date:2017
Deposited On:12 Dec 2018 13:41
Last Modified:13 Oct 2021 16:09
Series Name:Political Science
Number of Pages:342
OA Status:Green

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