Commons in a Glocal World

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* Book: The Commons in a Glocal World: Global Connections and Local Responses, 1st Edition. Edited by Tobias Haller, Thomas Breu, Tine De Moor et al. Routledge, 2018



"This volume focuses on how, in Europe, the debate on the commons is discussed in regard to historical and contemporary dimensions, referencing the work on Elinor Ostrom. It also explores how Europe directly and indirectly affected and affects, the commons globally from the perspective of new institutional political ecology (NIPE).

Most of the research on the management of commons pool resources is limited to dealing with one of two topics, either the interaction between local participatory governance and development of institutions for commons management, or political-economy approach that focuses on global change as it related to the increasingly globalised expansion of capitalist modes of production, consumption and societal reproduction. This volume bridges the two, addressing how global players affect the commons worldwide and how they relate to responses emerging from within the commons in a global-local (glocal) world. Authors from a range of academic disciplines present research findings on recent developments on the commons, including: historical insights; new innovations for participatory institutions building in Europe or several types of commons grabbing, especially in Africa; and restrictions on the management of commons at the international level. European case studies are included, providing interesting examples of local participation in commons resource management, whilst simultaneously showing Europe as a centre for globalized capitalism and its norms and values, affecting the rest of the world, particularly developing countries.

This book will be of interest to students and researchers from a wide range of disciplines including natural resource management, environmental governance, political geography and environmental history." (

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