David Bollier And Burns H. Weston
Co-authors of Green Governance: Ecological Survival, Human Rights, and the Law of the Commons, Bollier and Weston have directed a response to the mounting calls for a paradigm shift in the way humans relate to the natural environment. The book opens the door to a new set of solutions by proposing a compelling new synthesis of environmental protection based on broader notions of economics and human rights and on commons-based governance. Going beyond speculative abstractions, it proposes a new architecture of environmental law and public policy that is as practical as it is theoretically sound.
David Bollier is an author, activist and independent scholar of the commons. He is Cofounder of the Commons Strategies Group and blogs at Bollier.org.
Burns H. Weston is the Bessie Dutton Murray Distinguished Professor of Law Emeritus & Senior Scholar of the Center for Human Rights at The University of Iowa. Bollier and Weston jointly direct The Commons Law Project.
Posted: Feb 14, 2014 – 09:45 AM EST
An international system of Commons law is attainable -- and could protect the ecosystems we all depend on. David Bollier and Burns H. Weston lay out the vision on Talkback.
Posted: Jan 31, 2014 – 09:45 AM EST
System shift? The Commons is getting more common worldwide. David Bollier and Burns H. Weston explore the burgeoning Commons movement on Talkback.
Posted: Jan 03, 2014 – 09:10 AM EST
Sharing isn't just for kindergarten. David Bollier describes how the Commons is a model for ecological governance. On Talkback.
Posted: Dec 20, 2013 – 09:00 AM EST
A clean environment is a human right, too, but courts and laws need to "get it." David Bollier and Burns Weston continue the Green Governance series on Talkback.
Posted: Dec 13, 2013 – 09:45 AM EST
"Who will speak for the trees?" asks the Lorax. David Bollier has the answer: vernacular law. Part of the Green Governance series on Talkback.
Posted: Nov 29, 2013 – 10:00 AM EST
Commons-based governance makes common sense for the common good of the planet. David Bollier and Burns Weston inaugurate a new CSRwire series on "Green Governance." On Talkback.