Civilizing the Economy A New Economics of Provision

Does it make sense to see the commons as property

Posted Aug 1, 2012 by Marvin Brown in Uncategorized, No Comments

The International Association for the Study of the Commons provides us a thoughtful answer to this question in justifying and reflecting on their decision in 1996 to change their name from the International Association for the Study of Common Property to the International  Study of the Study of the Commons.  It is all in the December 2006 issue of their Quarterly Publication of the International Association for the Study of the Commons (formerly known as “The Common Property Resource Digest).


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Marvin T. Brown, Ph.D teaches business and organizational ethics at the University of San Francisco and Saybrook University in San Francisco.

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