As inequality and concentration of wealth in the UK return to 19th century levels, can ownership and power be democratised through a revival of commons and co-operative approaches?
As the cracks in corporate capitalism deepen, the co-operative economy is gaining strength. Rooted in community and in the democratisation of ownership, co-operative structures allow citizens to reclaim power over their workplaces, their open spaces, their housing, and public realm. Here are ten ideas for building grassroots democratic economies.
We need to move beyond ‘projects’ and towards policies that help build and sustain community wealth, says John Duda of the Democracy Collaborative
An empty shop is helping Lambeth council workers change the way they do their jobs. Clare Goff visits the co-operative council and finds a changed conversation taking place