Deep Dive "The State and the Commons: Transcending a Problematic Relationship"

Activity: Consultancy typesContribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups


The Deep Dive was hosted by the Commons Strategies Group in cooperation with the Heinrich Böll Foundation (Berlin).The Commons Strategies Group consists of /David Bollier,/ an American author, activist and blogger at; and /Michel Bauwens,/ a political scientist, economist and researcher into the emergent practices of commons-based peer production, peer governance and peer propert; and /Silke Helfrich/ of Germany, a commons-activist and scholar formerly associated with the Heinrich Böll Foundation. The general goal of these three days was to explore and start to reconceptualize the State and its functions from a commons perspective. The Deep Dive consisted of 20 invited international reknown scholars, activists and independent theorists on the commons.
Period28 Feb 20163 Mar 2016
Work forCommons Strategies Group with the Heinrich Böll Foundation, Germany


  • State
  • The Commons
  • Commoning
  • citizenship
  • power
  • politics