(Re)claiming space by urban commons

Zofia Lapniewska

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The purpose of this research is to analyze the process of (re)constitution of urban commons by actors involved in action situations. What follows is a description of the way in which these actors are organized and (re)claim urban space, asserting their rights to the city, in relation to the introduced framework. For my analysis of two initiatives in Poland I propose the approach of Elinor Ostrom and address its limitations and critiques as well as outline further areas of research.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)54-66
Number of pages13
JournalReview of Radical Political Economics
Issue number1
Early online date27 Nov 2015
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2017


  • urban commons
  • collectives
  • grassroots organizations
  • institutional framework

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Urban Studies
  • Sociology and Political Science


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