Books

When citizens take matters into their own hands

A closer look at citizen collectives established in 2015 and 2016 In order to find responses to current societal challenges, citizens increasingly take control, including in the form of citizen collectives that produce goods or services themselves, usually...

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Op Grond van Samenwerking

Housing, food and slow roads as reinvented commons Land has been privatized, parceled and marketed for more than two centuries. And for a while there are timid attempts to stop or reverse that process - think of rent, social housing, nature restoration or...

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Freedom & Security in a Complex World

Context People all over the world are taking their future back into their hands. Together, they are taking initiatives in the fields of renewable energy, local food production, sharing tools, and so forth. This is the most hopeful movement of our time....

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Freedom & Security: Towards a Socio-ecological society

Samenlevingen veranderen doorheen de tijd. Zo zorgde de welvaartsstaat vanaf de jaren 1950 ervoor dat burgers van toenemende vrijheid genoten, terwijl de overheid voor zekerheid zorgde. Vanaf de jaren 1980 maakte de neoliberale markt van vrijheid en...

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Solidarity in Superdiversity

Vlaanderen is ondertussen superdivers geworden. In onze steden – zeker in bepaalde wijken ervan - is er amper nog sprake van een culturele meerderheid. Als leraar, leerling, werkgever, werknemer, buur, buurtwerker, vakbondsmilitant, vrijwilliger,...

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