About the editors
David Bollier is an American author, activist and independent scholar who has studied the commons for nearly twenty years. He is cofounder of Commons Strategies Group.
David Bollier (US) is an author, activist and independent scholar who has studied the commons for nearly twenty years. Through his blog, Bollier.org, and his work with an array of international commoners, Bollier’s work focuses especially on law and policy; ecological governance; tech and copyright issues; and inter-commoning. He has written or edited seven books on the commons, including Think Like a Commoner: A Short Introduction to the Life of the Commons (2014); Green Governance: Ecological Survival, Human Rights and the Commons (2013), co-authored with Burns Weston; and an anthology of essays, The Wealth of the Commons: A World Beyond Market and State (2012), co-edited with Silke Helfrich.
Silke Helfrich is a German author and independent activist of the commons who blogs, and is co-founder of the Commons-Institut in Germany.
Silke Helfrich is a German author and independent activist of the commons who blogs, and is co-founder of the Commons-Institut in Germany. She is also co-founder of the Commons Strategies Group in 2010, with Michel Bauwens of the Foundation for Peer to Peer Alternatives and David Bollier. Helfrich is the editor and co-author of several books on the commons, including Who Owns the World? The Rediscovery of the Commons (2009, in Spanish, Genes, Bytes y Emisiones. Bienes Comunes y Ciudadania); editor of Elinor Ostrom: Was mehr wird, wenn wir teilen (Munich 2011); and, with the Heinrich-Böll-Foundation, Commons. Für eine neue Politik jenseits von Markt und Staat (Bielefeld 2012). The English edition of this anthology, co-edited with David Bollier, is The Wealth of the Commons: Beyond Market and State (Levellers Press, 2012).