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The Commons in HistoryCulture, Conflict, and Ecology$
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Derek Wall

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780262027212

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262027212.001.0001

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Questions for Good Ancestors

Questions for Good Ancestors

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The Commons in History

Derek Wall

The MIT Press

Contrasting Malthusian and extractive approaches, commons are seen as a way of creating a more ecologically sustainable future. This chapter also discusses how social sharing reduces resource use. Commons provide a decentralist ways of maintaining biodiversity. Indigenous perspectives on land use and ecology are celebrated. The ethics of conservation and commons are outlined.

Keywords:   Commons, capitalism, social sharing, open source, indigenous, ecosystems

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