Pressestimmen zu "Frei, fair und lebendig"

Caspar Dohmen

»Die Lektüre ist inspirierend und wichtig angesichts der […] erschreckend großen Ideenlosigkeit, wenn es darum geht, eine Antwort auf die Frage zu geben, wie die Menschheit der ökosozialen Katastrophe entkommen und trotzdem eine lebenswerte Welt schaffen könnte. Die Autoren setzen [dem] einen mutigen und radikalen Wurf entgegen.«

Caspar Dohmen, DLF Andruck

„Like a medieval cathedral this book is both philosophically lofty and as down-to-earth as a gargoyle. Its structure is encompassing and harmonious, buttressed by psychology, cybernetics, and social science. Magnificent windows let insights illuminate a new world of common facts and a new paradigm of understanding. Major ideas such as the Nested-I or Ubuntu Relationality infuse the whole, tentatively at first but with mounting conviction as this edifice of our future is constructed block by block of example and of reasoning to become a place of refuge from the destructive elements of neoliberalism and a place of collectivity against the fears it instills. Common sense and the sense of the commons are united at last, so, men and women of the commons, let us be up and doing.“
Peter Linebaugh, Historian and author, ‚Stop, Thief!: The Commons, Enclosures, And Resistance‘

Jos Schnurer

»Das Buch will all jenen Mut zum (Um-)Denken und Handeln machen, die mit der aktuellen, lokalen und globalen kapitalistischen und menschenunwürdigen Entwicklung in der Welt unzufrieden sind und individuell und gemeinschaftlich einen Perspektivenwechsel hin zum Commoning erreichen wollen.«

Jos Schnurer,

„Free, Fair and Alive is an inspiring treatise for our troubled times. It presents a passionate argument for commoning and lays out thoughtful rules to follow to enact a commoned world. Its insurgent worldview is bold, caring, exciting, and challenging all at once. This book offers hope as well as down to earth strategies to all who care for the future of this planet.“
J.K. Gibson-Graham, Jenny Cameron and Stephen Healy, authors of ‚Take Back the Economy: An Ethical Guide for Transforming Our Communities‘

Antje Schrupp

»Die Autor*in entwirft eine un-kapitalistische Vision von Ökonomie, schwebt dabei aber nicht in abstrakten Gedankenspielen, sondern schildert das anhand von Beispielen aus dem richtigen, real existierenden Leben.«

Antje Schrupp,

„David Bollier and Silke Helfrich don’t just establish that commoning can work, and work well. They’ve analysed the contours of successful experiments in how humans have come together to make their worlds freer, fairer and more alive. This book is an expansive, thorough, and deeply thoughtful guide to a possible future politics. All that remains is for us to take up their call: not to do it ourselves, but to do it together.“
Raj Patel, author ‚The Value of Nothing and Stuffed and Starved‘

Free, Fair and Alive shows the path to respond to the ecological emergency and the polarisation of society, economically, socially, culturally. The recovery and co-creation of the commons offers hope for the planet and people. Through commoning we sow the seeds of Earth Democracy and our future.“
Vandana Shiva, activist and author, ‚Earth Democracy‘

Harald Gründl

»Commons sind nicht ein Muster von Systemgegnern, sondern verantwortungsvoll handelnde Menschen.«

Harald Gründl, Die Presse

„The commons and the Economy for the Common Good complement each other perfectly. Both approaches provide concrete and proven alternatives to the current, dominant economic system, and both, in contrast to this dominant system, are based on widely shared basic social values.“
Christian Felber, Co-founder of the Economy for the Common Good.

Annett Jensen

»Der umfassende Ansatz des Buches hat das Potenzial, zu einem Meilenstein für die Transformation zu werden.«

Annett Jensen, taz

„Highly relevant and well written“
Prof. Dr. Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker