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).
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