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Vol. 88, No. 1 (Spring 2021)
Arien Mack, Editor
Akeel Bilgrami, Guest Editor

Traditionally, the commons guaranteed all people free access to shared natural assets, which were cared for in common for the benefit of all. What remains of the commons in the twenty-first century is an economic balancing act between private gain and public good in spaces ranging from indigenous ancestral lands to the village market to urban environments, and encompassing the information commons, the ethical commons, and the cultural commons, not to mention the threatened environmental commons, which may herald the demise of the natural environment itself.

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The Commons


12:00 - 1:30 pm (EDT)


Akeel Bilgrami, Sidney Morgenbesser Professor of Philosophy, Columbia University 
Marc Fleurbaey, CNRS Researcher; Professor, Paris School of Economics; former Professor, Princeton University 
John Bellamy Foster, Editor of Monthly Review; Professor of Sociology, University of Oregon
Prabhat Patnaik, Professor Emeritus, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi


Sanjay G. Reddy, Associate Professor of Economics, The New School for Social Research


Vol. 87, No. (Winter 2020)

In this moment of political turmoil in the United States and abroad, characterized by a great many people with a great deal to apologize for, by many apologies being made and many that should be made but are not, we are publishing a special issue of Social Research on the theme of apology. The issue focuses more on public apologies in the political and social realms, and less on private apologies that occur between individuals.

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