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Bollier, David

Works: 122 works in 353 publications in 5 languages and 10,953 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Documentary films  History  Nonfiction films  Conference papers and proceedings  Trials, litigation, etc  Propaganda films  Film adaptations  Internet videos  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of screenplay, Host, htt, Collector, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: HD60.5.U5, 658.408
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by David Bollier
Silent theft : the private plunder of our common wealth by David Bollier( Book )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Silent Theft, David Bollier argues that a great untold story of our time is the staggering privatization and abuse of our common wealth. Corporations are engaged in a relentless plunder of dozens of resources that we collectively own - publicly funded medical breakthroughs, software innovation, the airwaves, the public domain of creative works, and even the DNA of plants, animals, and humans. Too often, however, our government turns a blind eye - or sometimes helps give away our assets." "Amazingly, the silent theft of our shared wealth has gone largely unnoticed because we have lost our ability to see the commons. Spooling out one outrageous story after another, Bollier skillfully weaves together debates about the Internet, the environment, biotechnology, and the communications revolution. His fresh and compelling critique illuminates a rarely explored landscape in our political and cultural life."--Jacket
Aiming higher : 25 stories of how companies prosper by combining sound management and social vision by David Bollier( Book )

10 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1,349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shown breakthrough leadership in combining sound business management with social conscience. Aiming Higher presents the stories of 25 of these honorees. These inspiring narratives illuminate the complicated, gritty management challenges being met and overcome by public-spirited businesspeople. The stories are about all kinds and sizes of businesses, ranging from Xerox to Vermont National Bank to the White Dog Cafe. These compelling profile include a local school bus
Green governance : ecological survival, human rights, and the law of the commons by Burns H Weston( )

18 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The vast majority of the world's scientists agree: we have reached a point in history where we are in grave danger of destroying Earth's life-sustaining capacity. But our attempts to protect natural ecosystems are increasingly ineffective because our very conception of the problem is limited; we treat 'the environment' as its own separate realm, taking for granted prevailing but outmoded conceptions of economics, national sovereignty, and international law. Green Governance is a direct response to the mounting calls for a paradigm shift in the way humans relate to the natural environment. It opens the door to a new set of solutions by proposing a compelling new synthesis of environmental protection based on broader notions of economics and human rights and on commons-based governance. Going beyond speculative abstractions, the book proposes a new architecture of environmental law and public policy that is as practical as it is theoretically sound"--Page [i]
Free, fair, and alive : the insurgent power of the commons by David Bollier( )

4 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a foundational re-thinking of the commons--the self-organized social system that humans have used for millennia to meet their needs. Bollier and Helfrich offer a vision of a future beyond the dead-end binary of capitalism versus socialism. The authors cover the internal dynamics of commoning, how the commoning worldview opens up new possibilities for change, the role of language in reorienting our perceptions and political strategies, and seeing the potential for commoning everywhere. They provide a non-academic synthesis of contemporary commons and present a narrative: that we can be free and creative people, govern ourselves through fair and accountable institutions, and experience the aliveness of authentic human presence. --Adapted from publisher description
Brand name bullies : the quest to own and control culture by David Bollier( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stories would seem silly, embarrassing, or flat-out hilarious, if they weren't so frightening: ASCAP trying to charge the Girl Scouts for the rights to sing songs around a campfire; J.R.R. Tolkien's estate threatening to sue a children's entertainer for calling himself "Gandalf the Wizard Clown"; the J.M. Smucker Company accusing a competitor of infringing its patent on a crustless peanut butter and jelly sandwich. And, if you want to poke fun at Mickey Mouse, Barbie, or Miller Lite, you'd better have a battery of lawyers to back you up. In Brand Name Bullies, David Bollier reveals the countless ways in which creativity, innovation, and free expression in American culture are under relentless assault from a new and rapacious breed of corporate bullies. He offers scores of examples of how copyright and trademark owners are using political influence, high-powered attorneys, and out-and-out intimidation to expand their control over our culture. Bollier argues that the free flow of knowledge and ideas is crucial to creativity and progress in every field. Yet this essential ability to share and build upon the work of others is being stifled, marginalized, and criminalized by the forces of privatization. He cites numerous outrageous claims of "ownership" to all sorts of images, words, musical notes, letters, and even smells. Did you know that it is illegal to name a sporting event the "Gay Olympics" or a portable toilet business "Here's Johnny!"? The drive to copyright and trademark virtually everything has a powerful impact on public discourse as well. Bollier uncovers attempts to lock up sports scores, bestseller lists, historic facts, and even Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech. Beware of using the phrase "Freedom of Expression"! A Massachusetts college student has already applied for and received a registered trademark for those words. Brand Name Bullies makes a powerful case that the rapid and ongoing expansion of "intellectual property rights" is squelching creativity and limiting free expression. It prevents the creation of new music, art, and literature, and it inhibits new scientific research and business investment. This highly readable and chilling exposé sounds an urgent wake-up call for everyone who values our culture and wishes to keep the public domain out of the hands of the privatizers
The great Hartford circus fire : creative settlement of mass disasters by Henry S Cohn( Book )

4 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economics after capitalism : a guide to the ruins and a road to the future by Derek Wall( )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a clear and accessible guide to the economics of anti-capitalism ... It takes into consideration numerous factors of the post credit-crunch, crisis-ridden, austerity-inflicted world of the 2010s. There are Greens who think we must hold back economic growth and Marxists who believe the economy must move forward along capitalist lines before there can be revolutionary change; there are those who remain faithful to notions of collective or State ownership of all aspects of the economy, and those who think various kinds of reform or regulation of capitalist practice is more appropriate. Economics after Capitalism is a modern guidebook to the complicated terrain of alternatives to global capitalism
Think like a commoner : a short introduction to the life of the commons by David Bollier( )

17 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and Spanish and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With graceful prose and dozens of fascinating stories, Bollier introduces the poeple, projects and vision now spawning a global movement. Think Like a Commoner explains how the commons: Challenges the standard narrative of contemporary market economics; Provides a framework of law and social action that can help us move beyond neoliberal capitalism; Is an exploding field of DIY innovation, ranging from Wikipedia and seed-sharing to community forests and collaborative consumption, and beyond. We have a choice: Ignore the commons and suffer the ongoing private plunder of common wealth. Or Think Like a Commoner and learn how to rebuild our society and reclaim our shared inheritance. This accessible, comprehensive introduction to the commons will surprise you, enlighten you, and provoke you to action. -- from back cover
Die Welt der commons Muster gemeinsamen Handelns by Silke Helfrich( )

6 editions published in 2015 in German and Undetermined and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Logik des Kapitalismus heißt teilen. Nur teilen darin nicht die Menschen, sondern sie werden geteilt. Es ist daher problematisch, Commons in kapitalistischen Kategorien zu erklären. Wer die Welt der Commons betritt, begegnet einer anderen Logik, einer anderen Sprache und anderen Kategorien. Nach 'Commons. Für eine neue Politik jenseits von Markt und Staat' (2012) erkunden in diesem Band Autorinnen und Autoren aller Kontinente die anthropologischen Grundlagen der Commons und stellen sie zugleich als konkrete Utopien vor. Sie machen nachvollziehbar, dass alles Commons sein oder werden kann: durch Prozesse geteilter Verantwortung, in Laboratorien für Selbstorganisation und durch Freiheit in Verbundenheit. Commoners realisieren, was schon heute machbar ist und morgen selbstverständlich sein wird. Das zeigen über 40 Beispiele aus aller Welt. Dieses Buch erweitert unseren Möglichkeitssinn für die Gestaltung von Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft. (Quelle:
This land is our land( Visual )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For more than three decades, transnational corporations have been busy buying up what used to be known as the commons -- everything from our forests and our oceans to our broadcast airwaves and our most important intellectual and cultural works. In This Land is Our Land, acclaimed author David Bollier, a leading figure in the global movement to reclaim the commons, bucks the rising tide of anti-government extremism and free market ideology to show how commercial interests are undermining our collective interests. Placing the commons squarely within the American tradition of community engagement and the free exchange of ideas and information, Bollier shows how a bold new international movement steeped in democratic principles is trying to reclaim our common wealth by modeling practical alternatives to the restrictive monopoly powers of corporate elites
Frei, fair und lebendig - die Macht der Commons by Silke Helfrich( )

13 editions published between 2019 and 2020 in German and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dieses Buch soll Mut machen. Es vereint ein beziehungsreiches Denken mit einer neuen Art zu handeln. Das Ziel: eine freie, faire und lebendige Gesellschaft. Doch das Gewohnte hat sich tief eingegraben in unseren Köpfen, in unserem Alltag, in Markt und Staat.<br />Silke Helfrich und David Bollier legen überkommene Denkmuster frei und entwerfen ein Programm für ein gelingendes Miteinander, ein anderes Politikverständnis und ein sorgendes Wirtschaften. Im Mittelpunkt stehen dabei Commons-Praktiken. Sie zeigen, wie wir in Verschiedenheit gemeinsame Ziele verfolgen. Ganz praktisch können so Häuser und Fahrzeuge in ähnlicher Weise wie die Wikipedia entstehen. Das Buch stiftet zudem an, wie ein "Commoner" zu denken. Es bietet eine Sprache für die Welt von morgen. Es verändert nicht nur die Wirtschaft und die Politik - es verändert uns
Liberty & justice for some : defending a free society from the radical right's holy war on democracy by David Bollier( Book )

4 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Freedom of Expression : Resistance and Repression in the Age of Intellectual Property( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the issue of fair use in copyright law. Artists, authors, lawyers, and others discuss the implications of creation, creative use, intellectual ownership, and public domain when it comes in conflict with established copyright law. Through news clips, film excerpts, music, legal cases, satire, and a wide range of other examples and illustrations, the concerns regarding traditional copyright laws' infringing on freedom of expression are examined and critiqued
Viral spiral : how the commoners built a digital republic of their own by David Bollier( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A narrative history of the emergence of electronic "free culture" explains how strict intellectual property rights, hierarchies of credentialed experts, and other forms of centralized control are being challenged and reshaped by the world of digital media, in an account that includes coverage of such figures as hacker Richard Stallman and copyright scholar Lawrence Lessig
The future of electronic commerce : a report of the fourth annual Aspen Institute Roundtable on Information Technology, Aspen, Colorado, August 17-20, 1995 by David Bollier( Book )

10 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to appraise and improve your daily newspaper : a manual for readers by David Bollier( Book )

6 editions published between 1978 and 1982 in English and Japanese and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wealth of the commons : a world beyond market and state by David Bollier( Book )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains how millions of commoners have organized to defend their forests and fisheries, reinvent local food systems, organize productive online communities, reclaim public spaces, improve environmental stewardship and re-imagine the very meaning of "progress" and governance. In short, how they've built their commons. This collection of essays by an international roster of activists, academics and project leaders, chronicles ongoing struggles against the private commoditization of shared resources — often known as market enclosures — while documenting the generative power of the commons. It is about history, political change, public policy and cultural transformation on a global scale--but most of all, it's about individual commoners taking charge of their lives and their endangered resources. --Adapted from publisher description
Freedom from harm : the civilizing influence of health, safety and environmental regulation by David Bollier( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Aiming higher : 25 stories of how companies prosper by combining sound management and social vision
Aiming higher : 25 stories of how companies prosper by combining sound management and social visionBrand name bullies : the quest to own and control cultureThe great Hartford circus fire : creative settlement of mass disastersViral spiral : how the commoners built a digital republic of their ownThe global advance of electronic commerce : reinventing markets, management, and national sovereignty : a report of the sixth annual Aspen Institute Roundtable on Information Technology
Alternative Names
David Bollier American activist

David Bollier schrijver uit Verenigde Staten van Amerika (1964-)

Ντέιβιντ Μπόλιερ

볼리어, 데이비드 1955-


ボリエー, デイビッド

English (137)

German (17)

Spanish (5)

French (1)

Japanese (1)