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September 2012

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September 2012

Proposal Paper
The Commons and World Governance
Illustration: Alberto J. Almarza

¤ 21 September 2012
Translations: English (original) .

It is only by moving from the idea of individual protection to the idea of protection of all that we can start to envisage the possibility of a global social contract. In other words, it is our global freedom, that is, our freedom to enjoy, thus to protect, what is common to all of us as a world community that will entice us to, and determine our will to extract ourselves from what is essentially becoming a global war on our planet, on our “commons,” and on ourselves. The concept of common goods, or simply “commons,” may have the potential of serving as the needed bond for humankind.

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