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Centre for Commons Organising, Values Equalities and Resilience (COVER)

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We are the centre for commons organising, values, equalities and resilience (COVER)

Studying the theoretical and practical possibilities of how commons values based on principles of cooperation, collaboration, and open knowledge sharing can foster more egalitarian, inclusive, and participative 21st-century economies, communities, and organisations
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"The vision of the centre is to explore the theoretical and practical possibilities of how common ownership and organising based on values of cooperation, collaboration, and open knowledge sharing can foster more egalitarian, inclusive, and participative 21st-century economies, communities, and organisations. Its core aim would to be drawn on interdisciplinary perspectives to effectively and sustainably managing and marketing "the commons" for addressing "grand challenges" of climate change, global inequality, international health crisis, and the political rise of Far Right authoritarianism."
Peter Bloom Co-director centre for commons, organising, values equalities and resiliance
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Professor Peter Bloom University of Essex