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Books on the Commons


  • Bollier, David –  Viral Spiral: How the Commoners Built a Digital Republic of Their Own (New Press, 2010).
  • Frischmann, Brett M., Infrastructure: The Social Value of Shared Resources (Oxford University Press, 2012).
  • Hartzok, Alanna – The Earth Belongs to Everyone (Articles and Essays) 
  • Hyde, Lewis – Common as Air:  Revolution, Art and Ownership (Farrar Straus Giroux, 2011).
  • Linebaugh, Peter – The Magna Carta Manifesto:  Liberty and Commons for All (University of California Press, 2008).
  • Ostrom, Elinor – Governing the Commons:  The Evolution of Institutions for Collective Action (Cambridge University Press, 1990).
  • Polanyi, Karl – The Great Transformation:  The Political and Economic Origins of Our Time (Beacon Press, 1944 / 2010 reprint).
  • Sennett, Richard – Together:The Rituals, Pleasures and Politics of Cooperation (Yale University Press, 2012).
  • Walljasper, Jay – All That We Share (New Press, 2011).