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  • Jon Mendel
    Some on the list may be interested in this forthcoming special issue of the re-public journal. Jon ... From: P.Hatzopoulos@lse.ac.uk
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 28, 2006
      Some on the list may be interested in this forthcoming special issue of
      the re-public journal.


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      From: P.Hatzopoulos@... [mailto:P.Hatzopoulos@...]

      Dear Sir/Madam,

      I am writing to ask you to circulate this 'call for papers' which might
      be of interest to your postgraduate students and staff.

      Thank you in advance for your cooperation,

      Pavlos Hatzopoulos
      Managing editor - Re-public

      Beyond private and public: The promise of the commons

      The new online journal Re-public <http://www.re-public.gr/en/> invites
      contributions for its upcoming special issue entitled "Beyond private
      and public: The promise of the commons". The dichotomy between the
      private and the public forms the basis of theories of democracy. In
      recent years, this distinction has been challenged: examples include the
      erosion of the public sphere by private interests and the increasing
      control of the private domain by state authorities. New concepts and
      practices that move beyond this primary dichotomy are needed in order to
      face the contemporary crisis of democratic societies. Signifying a new
      social and economic space beyond government regulation and market
      control, the commons has been proposed as a feasible institutional
      alternative to both private and public arrangements. The issue aims to
      explore the openings that the concept of the 'commons' presents for
      democratic theory and practice. Possible topics include:

      * Developing a theory of the commons
      * Problematising the private/public dichotomy
      * The open source movement
      * Internet government
      * The information society
      * The commons and governance
      * Management of (intellectual) property
      * Tracing the commons in contemporary social practices

      Essays should be approximately 1.000 words long.

      We will also publish journalistic pieces or reports of shorter length.

      Please submit contributions in any electronic format to:

      phatzopoulos AT re-public.gr

      Deadline for articles: 20 October 2006

      Sent from gg-respg

      Jon Mendel
      Webpage: http://www.dur.ac.uk/geography/postgrad/students/?mode=staff&id=2276
      E-Mail: jon_mendel@...
      Blog: http://www.watsonblogs.org/jmendel/
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