Quotation Borch, Christian, Kornberger, Martin, Hrsg. 2015. Urban Commons: Rethinking the City. London: Routledge.




This book rethinks the city by examining its various forms of collectivity – their atmospheres, modes of exclusion and self-organization, as well as how they are governed – on the basis of a critical discussion of the notion of urban commons. The idea of the commons has received surprisingly little attention in urban theory, although the city may well be conceived as a shared resource. Urban Commons: Rethinking the City offers an attempt to reconsider what a city might be by studying how the notion of the commons opens up new understandings of urban collectivities, addressing a range of questions about urban diversity, urban governance, urban belonging, urban sexuality, urban subcultures, and urban poverty; but also by discussing in more methodological terms how one might study the urban commons. In these respects, the rethinking of the city undertaken in this book has a critical dimension, as the notion of the commons delivers new insights about how collective urban life is formed and governed.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Edited book (editorship)
Language English
Type of published work Book
Title Urban Commons: Rethinking the City
Location London
Publisher Routledge
Year 2015
URL https://www.routledge.com/Urban-Commons-Rethinking-the-City/Borch-Kornberger/p/book/9781138241633
ISBN 9781138241633
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Kornberger, Martin (Details)
Borch, Christian (Copenhagen Business School, Denmark)
Institute for Ethics in Management IN (Details)
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