Article: COMMUNITARIAN THEORY. A. Allen Butcher, 1989
A theory for intentional communities and sharing economies.
"This paper focuses upon the importance of intentional community to the individual community member, its value to the people of the larger, outside world, and the greater ecological value of the cooperative lifestyle relative to the competitive, consumerist culture. The last sections present a review of how intentional community has influenced Western civilization in historical periods of change, and the potential value of intentional community through the future."