Reinvention of the Commons in the Information Age

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Article: Philippe Aigrain. The reinvention of the commons in the information age. Multitudes, Spring 2010 (french)



When corporations attempted to expand their control over the spaces newly opened by the Information and Communication Technologies, the construction of common goods became an alternative model of production, closely linked to environmental research. But global governance in these fields remains wishful thinking. A new way of evaluating economic realities in terms of human development has emerged, raising hopes of inventing models of management in agreement with these emerging practices.