THE ALLIANCE OF
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We live in a privatized world, defined by borders. Within this world there is one space open for all, the International waters. However, this space is not benefiting from its lawless position. The ocean is victim of over-fishing and became the dump of our countries waste. Since a year the UN is in search of a way to restrict these actions and gain more control over the crimes that take place on open sea. And within this they rely on the example of a unexpected initiative, the community garden.
In the community garden, the common pool is managed successfully. The users of the garden, share products knowledge and responsibility. And because of their cooperation the ground they work on is in better state then it would be when one would take ownership of it. Inspired by this example, the cooperation of common waters suggests a system of ocean governance based on the governance of the community garden. How could this small scale initiative shape our global political system?