Think big, act small

This report from UK think tank New Local presents Elinor Ostrom’s radical vision for community power.

Ostrom is the intellectual hero of the community power movement. Her decades-long research confirms what many of us already believe, that people are less selfish – and more capable – than we’re conditioned to think. This has radical implications for how we run our public services and move forward as a society. In this major new piece of work, Dr Simon Kaye unpacks her ideas, and presents their real, urgent lessons for the UK today.

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