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Title: Commons manifestos: Resisting enclosure, retrieving mutuality
Authors: Murdock, Graham
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Citation: MURDOCK, G., 2018. Commons manifestos: Resisting enclosure, retrieving mutuality. Global Discourse, [in press].
Abstract: This reply piece is a response to the article by Michel Bauwens and Jose Ramos, “Re-imagining the Left through an ecology of the commons: Toward a postcapitalist commons transition”. In it, Graham Murdock argues that while developing a commons for contemporary conditions is a core requirement for a post-capitalist social order it Is not in itself sufficient. It is also necessary to confront the contradictory role the state has played in the development of capitalism, as both a force for enclosure and the defence of property rights and the prime guarantor of the public goods and social conditions that facilitate commoning. The rise of neo liberal economic polices has fuelled a new push to enclosure characterized by the privatisation of previously public resources, accelerated corporate concentration, widening income inequalities, and a deepening ecological crisis. The leading digital corporations have played a central role in cementing these processes. Consequently, mobilising digital technologies for commoning requires concerted state action to reverse them and restore the public resources and social conditions that support mutuality.
Description: This paper is closed access until 18 months after the date of publication.
Version: Accepted for publication
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/32366
Publisher Link: https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rgld20/current
ISSN: 2326-9995
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