About

'Common Alternatives' comprises of networks of academics, activists, academic-activists, intellectuals, think tanks, initiatives and organizations, policy advocates and university students that through a number of shared projects explore/develop/examine new social concepts, ideologies, practices, policies, programs, experiences and case studies. The projects particularly aim to construct more profound understandings of the root causes of the global crises, and to promote game-changing responses, workable solutions and feasible alternative systems/models/project, as well as strategic actions necessary to realize those alternatives.

Mission

1.    Our mission is to help the public, academic and policy circles, and social movements liberate their understandings of self, nature, history, and society from the requisites of Eurocentric, Capital-driven systems of (knowledge) production.

2.   We aim to bring together a number of leading inter/national activists, scholars, policy advocates, and research institutes from a broad range of disciplines and ideological backgrounds into a close conversation around multiple alternative modes of livelihood and sociability that function beyond the mainstream free market structure. We hope this will promote cross-fertilization and thereby collaboration among these agents of progressive change.

3.   We aim to question our mainstream conceptions of major social issues and myths that have become widely acceptable even among the critics of the establishment. We hope that this would pave the way for the re/invention of alternative concepts that equip our discourses of change.

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About

‘Common Alternatives’ comprises of networks of academics, activists, academic-activists, intellectuals, think tanks, initiatives and organizations, policy advocates and university students that through a number of shared projects explore/develop/examine new social concepts, ideologies, practices, policies, programs, experiences and case studies. The projects particularly aim to construct more profound understandings of the root causes of the global crises, and to promote game-changing responses, workable solutions and feasible alternative systems/models/project, as well as strategic actions necessary to realize those alternatives.

Mission

1.    Our mission is to help the public, academic and policy circles, and social movements liberate their understandings of self, nature, history, and society from the requisites of Eurocentric, Capital-driven systems of (knowledge) production.

2.   We aim to bring together a number of leading inter/national activists, scholars, policy advocates, and research institutes from a broad range of disciplines and ideological backgrounds into a close conversation around multiple alternative modes of livelihood and sociability that function beyond the mainstream free market structure. We hope this will promote cross-fertilization and thereby collaboration among these agents of progressive change.

3.   We aim to question our mainstream conceptions of major social issues and myths that have become widely acceptable even among the critics of the establishment. We hope that this would pave the way for the re/invention of alternative concepts that equip our discourses of change.

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Our Features

Deliberating Democratic Alternatives

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Demanding the Impossible

PUBLICATIONS
Publications     Paper Refereed Papers and Essays by our Team of Authors, Interns,...
Events
Presentations and Events 2016 Conference Presentations Social Movements for Global Alternatives: ...
Deliberating Democratic Alternatives
Deliberating Post-Neoliberal Futures and Democratic Alternatives to Capital in 21st Century The pro...
Critical Open-mindedness vs. Social Closed-mindedness
Critical Open-mindedness vs. Social Closed-mindedness This project is about measuring 'critical (so...
New Lexicon
A new language for a new beginning In the beginning was the word, and the word was the first thing ...

Meet Our Team

Board
Scholars, Editors and Advisors
Academic Network
Principal Investigators
Associates
Research Assistants & Interns
MOVEMENTS
Activist & Policy Organizations

Latest posts

Rethinking Capitalism: From Ineffective to Effective ‘Alternative’ Solutions to Climate Crisis
May 4, 2017
Reviewed Essay by: Elizabeth Murphy-May (University of Newcastle, Australia) Accepted on 4 May 2017 The intensification of the global economy, such as neo...
Modes of Cognitive Praxis in Transnational Alternative Policy Groups
February 8, 2017
William K. Carroll Transnational alternative policy groups (TAPGs) are networks and centres within and around which counter-hegemonic knowledge is produced a...
Pursuing happiness: it’s mostly a matter of surviving well together
February 8, 2017
Katherine Gibson, Western Sydney University; Jenny Cameron, University of Newcastle, and Stephen Healy, Western Sydney University This article is part of a s...
Commoning as a Post-capitalist Politics
February 5, 2017
J.K. Gibson-Graham, Jenny Cameron and Stephen Healy, 2016. “Commoning as a postcapitalist politics.” In Releasing the Commons: Rethinking the Futures of the
South–South Cooperation and the Geographies of Latin America–Caribbean Integration and Development: A Socio-Spatial Approach Authors
February 5, 2017
Thomas Muhr Structured around the case of South–South cooperation in the construction of “complementary economic zones” among the member states of the AL
Building Other Possible Worlds The 99% and the 2015 Tunisian World Social Forum
February 5, 2017
Karen Buckley   The World Social Forum 2015 being held in Tunis may not present a welcome prospect for those who await the immediate consolidation of...
Climate, Water, and Livelihood Skills: A Post- Development Reading of the SDGs
February 5, 2017
Ariel Salleh Did the 21st Conference of Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change agree to the recommended carbon emissions target of 1.5...
Theorizing Alternatives to Capital: Towards a Critical Cosmopolitanist Framework
February 5, 2017
Barry K. Gills, James Goodman, S A Hamed Hosseini We are living in an era of multiple crises, multiple social resistances, and multiple cosmopolitanisms....
Toward Transversal Cosmopolitanism: Understanding Alternative Praxes in the Global Field of Transformative Movements
February 5, 2017
S A Hamed Hosseini, Barry K. Gills, James Goodman This article critically reflects on theoretical dilemmas of conceptualizing recent ideological shifts and c...
Five cities that could change the future of Antarctica
February 4, 2017
Juan Francisco Salazar, Western Sydney University; Elizabeth Leane, University of Tasmania; Liam Magee, Western Sydney University, and Paul James, Western Sydne...

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