David Bollier

David Bollier

David Bollier is an author, activist, blogger, and independent scholar who has studied the commons as a new paradigm of economics, politics, and culture for the past fifteen years. He pursues this work primarily as co-founder of the Commons Strategies Group, a consulting project that assists the international commons movement, and as co-director of the Commons Law Project, which is seeking to regenerate the legal traditions for protecting the commons. His most recent book is Think Like a Commoner: A Short Introduction to the Life of the Commons. He also recently published Green Governance: Ecological Survival, Human Rights and the Law of the Commons, with coauthor Burns H. Weston, and The Wealth of the Commons: A World Beyond Market and State, an anthology of essays produced with co-editor Silke Helfrich.

  • GTI Contributions

    The Commons as a Template for Transformation Essay
    The Commons as a Template for Transformation

    April 2014

    By helping diverse communities bypass dysfunctional government and predatory markets, the commons approach can serve a key strategic role in the transition to an alternative system.

    With commentary by Arthur Dahl, Liisa Horelli, Ashish Kothari, James Quilligan, and Wolfgang Sachs