Are there any good prospects for the commons in modern democracy rhetoric?

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“What is common to most individuals receive minimal care. Each one thinks especially in itself and almost nothing in common interest. ”
Aristotle, Politics
I think this question allows us to rethink the fundamental questions of modern democracy, because it permits us to consider the question of equal rights with regard to access to primary goods. Equal rights, not only as universal and indelible right in hand to all human beings in quantity and quality required for their livelihood, but also how to overcome new gaps that new democracy imposes (capitalism), the result of financial differences available issues, ending by affecting access to knowledge and health. The neoclassical economic paradigm is flawed about the environmental externalities. The failures were most vocal during the 60s due to the industrial quantitative growth and introduction of new processes of production and methods less friendly to environment.
This method of rapid business growth and easy profit are slogans of new multinationals companies, which produce in huge scale and responsible of raising new problems to current democracy.
All of these powerful companies use indiscriminately our natural commons resouces, deciding how to produce, where to produce and what to produce, and determing the direction of human movement (consumers and workers) without minimum real possibility of being controlled by state agencies.
In this perspective reigns absolute freedom of companies that eliminate the legal attempts to limit its actions to ensure the usefulness of these common goods.
In the days that occur, the financial sector is more occupy by companies more than production sector.
Thus, environmental management can not only be seen as a task of environmental agencies, but as a concern throughout the administration in government, business, community, organization and civil society representation.
I think it is urgent to rethink the governance of the commons, the performance of companies and civil society movements that also has something to say about the fate common goods.

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One Response to “Are there any good prospects for the commons in modern democracy rhetoric?”

  1. ngoziokei Says:

    There should be renewal of the cognitive aspect in the goverance of the commons, which has to be taken into consideration, for the performance of companies and civil society movement. Organisations such as DFIM, OXFAM and CARE, emphasis on the ways in which poor people respond both to risks and opportunities by placing strategic different forms of capital assests (physical, natural, social, human and financial capital). http://www.odi.org.uk/resources
    http://www.odi.org.uk/news
    http://www.odt.org.uk/work/theories/details.asp
    hhtp;//www.odi.org.uk/work/programmes/growth
    Thus, environmental management can not only be seen as a task of environmental agencies, but as a concern throughout the administration in government, business, community, organization and civil society representation. http://www.bsi-emea.com/environment/overv

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