Challenges of the Commons : Resisting the System and Reinventing the Future

In this second episode, we broaden our perspective to examine the commons by shedding light on innovative initiatives and projects that seek to preserve and grow the commons while facontemporary challenges.
19 May 2023
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Dans ce deuxième épisode, nous élargissons notre perspective pour examiner les communs en mettant la lumière sur des initiatives et des projets novateurs qui cherchent à préserver et à développer les communs face aux défis contemporains. Nous abordons également les menaces auxquelles les communs sont confrontés dans le système économique actuel, dominé par l'organisation de l'État et la loi du marché.

في هذه الحلقة الثانية، نوسع منظورنا للتأمل في المشاعات من خلال تسليط الضوء على المبادرات والمشاريع المبتكرة التي تسعى إلى المحافظة على المشاعات وتطويرها في مواجهة التحديات المعاصرة. ونناقش أيضا التهديدات التي تواجه المشاعات داخل المنظومة الاقتصادية الحالية، والتي تقع تحت رحمة الدولة وقانون السوق.
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Inkyfada Podcast
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Oussema Gaidi
Marwen Ben Mustapha

In this second episode, we explore the concept of the commons with expert Olfa Chebaane from the Heinrich Böll Foundation.

We will examine the commons and showcase innovative initiatives that are focused on preserving and developing them despite the challenges of our modern era.

Commons management goes beyond simple asset management and focuses on the relationships between commoners, adapting community structures and rules to resources and context.

Different examples, such as free software like Linux and peer production processes like Wikipedia, showcase the wide range of models for commons management. These examples highlight the diversity in approaches taken to manage and sustain commons resources.

Concrete experiences, such as the city of Bologna and an initiative of APEK association in Ksibet El Madiouni, demonstrate the importance of citizen participation in the management of commons. However, these initiatives can come into conflict with the established system and state institutions, raising the need to question the idea that only the state and the market can manage resources.

We also explore the role that the state should play as a regulator and guardian of commons norms to promote environmentally-respectful economic activity.

Finally, we identify the challenges for reinventing a future where commons play a central role and building a more just and balanced society through successful models that encourage citizen action and meet the needs of communities.

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The Commons

Communities create rules and negotiate fair and practical ways of allocating benefits, and devising rules to protect their common wealth. These processes of commoning are based on shared purpose and trust within a community.Inkyfada, in partnership with the Heinrich Böll Foundation Tunis, has produced featured stories to shed light on commoning experiences in Tunisia. This podcast is part of the same partnership to promote this concept, including the book "Free, Fair and Alive" by David Bollier and Silke Helfrich serving as an additional avenue for understanding.

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