Title

The Unfolding of the Knowledge Commons

Document Type

Article

Date

2012

Embargo Period

7-11-2012

Keywords

Knowledge Commons, Commons, Ostrom

Language

English

Disciplines

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Description/Abstract

This piece reports on some of the significant research and activities within the knowledge commons arena since the publication of Charlotte Hess and Elinor Ostrom’s co-edited book Understanding Knowledge as a Commons in 2007. Hess uses this overview to identify major lacunae in the study of the knowledge commons. First, the relationship between local, indigenous knowledge and more globalised forms of knowledge is poorly understood. Second, the principles of local commons have not yet been tested against global commons, which may be characterised by regional inequalities. In both regards, careful case studies are needed to enrich our understanding of the knowledge commons.

Source

Local input