Social Democratic and Critical Theories of the Intellectual Commons: A Critical Analysis
Antonios Broumas (University of Westminster) conducts a critical analysis of social democratic and critical theories of the intellectual commons in this article published by tripleC:Communication, Capitalism & Critique.
He writes: “Social democratic and critical theories of the intellectual commons are re-conceptualizations of the social intellect as the productive force of our intellectual commonwealth. As emerging theoretical paradigms, they eventually come in contrast with the dominant notions of the social intellect, which basically advocate the establishment of private monopolies over intellectual works. By deciphering contemporary shifts and dynamics in the ways we produce and distribute information, knowledge and culture, such theories are thus better placed to inspire and orientate social movements, recast agendas of policy – making and construct alternative narratives to existing socio-legal arrangements, which are capable of accommodating the potential of the intellectual commons.”