Paper $24.00 ISBN: 9780745399355 Published November 2017 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $99.00 ISBN: 9780745399362 Published January 2018 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Elinor Ostrom's Rules for Radicals

Cooperative Alternatives Beyond Markets and States

Derek Wall

Elinor Ostrom's Rules for Radicals

Derek Wall

Distributed for Pluto Press

160 pages | 5 1/4 x 8 1/2
Paper $24.00 ISBN: 9780745399355 Published November 2017 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $99.00 ISBN: 9780745399362 Published January 2018 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Elinor Ostrom was both a groundbreaking thinker and one of the foremost economists of our age. The first and only woman to win the Nobel Prize for Economics, her revolutionary theorizing of the commons opened the way for non-capitalist economic alternatives on a massive scale. And yet, astonishingly, most modern radicals know little about her.
 
Elinor Ostrom's Rules for Radicals fixes that injustice, revealing the indispensability of her work on green politics, alternative economics, and radical democracy. Derek Wall’s analysis of her theses addresses some of the common misconceptions of her work and reveals her strong commitment to a radical ideological framework. This helpful guide will engage scholars and activists across a range of disciplines, including political economy, political science, and ecology, as well as those keen to implement her work in practice. As activists continue to reject traditional models of centralized power, Ostrom’s theories will become even more crucial in creating economies that exist beyond markets and states.
 
Contents
Acknowledgements
Rules for Radicals
 
1 Elinor Ostrom’s Radical Life
2 The Commons: From Tragedy to Triumph
3 Climate Change, Ecology and Green Politics
4 Beyond Markets and States
5 Deep Democracy
6 Feminism and Intersectionality
7 Trust and Cooperation
8 Science for the People
9 Transforming Institutions
10 Conflict and Contestation
 
Bibliography
Resources for Change
Index
 
Review Quotes
David Bollier, Schumacher Center for a New Economics
"Elinor Ostrom pioneered the radical proposition that human cooperation, self-governance, and sharing are economically and ecologically significant. Thanks to Derek Wall, we now have an astute interpretive overview of Ostrom's far-ranging scholarship on the commons: inspiration and guidance for a new generation of commons thinkers and activists."
 
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