As a latecomer to the IASC I have not had the benefit of the four years discussion over a name change, but perhaps I have some of the benefits of a fresh perspective. In political economy we constantly engage with the corrosive neoliberal notions of property and privatization, so a shift in emphasis to shared institutions, common property and the commons is very welcome. Now that the IASCP has decided to delete the ‘property’ from their name, comments have been invited.

2006 Widening the ambit through a change to commons PDF

Response to: The Name Change; or, What Happened to the “P”?, by Charlotte Hess and Ruth Meinzen-Dick