This short presentation was prepared for a side event at the “Economics and the Commons Conference” held in Berlin on May 22nd-24th 2013 organised by the Heinrich Boell Foundation, the Commons Strategies Group in co-operation with Remix the Commons and the Fondation Charles Leopold Mayer pour le Progres de l’Homme. The side event was initiated and facilitated by myself and Justin Kenrick. Other contributions from the conference can be seen at http://commonsandeconomics.org/.
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Brian Davey graduated from the Nottingham University Department of Economics and, aside from a brief spell working in eastern Germany showing how to do community development work, has spent most of his life working in the community and voluntary sector in Nottingham particularly in health promotion, mental health and environmental fields. He helped form Ecoworks, a community garden and environmental project for people with mental health problems. He is a member of Feasta Climate Working Group and former co-ordinator of the Cap and Share Campaign. He is editor of the Feasta book Sharing for Survival: Restoring the Climate, the Commons and Society, and the author of Credo: Economic Beliefs in a World in Crisis.