The Commons, a "CL3" Community
The Commons is organizing a Challenge-oriented, Large-scale, Long-term, Learning (CL3) Community. Through this community, we hope users from myriad backgrounds--civilian government, IGOs and NGOs, business, and the military--from all over the world--will join together to discuss and expand the ideas presented here. By doing so, we will be able to work together to improve the knowledge base, while simultaneously learning how to better address governance problems and intractable conflict at international, national, and local levels.
Governance failures routinely undermine society’s ability to successfully analyze problems, develop possible solutions, and then select and implement those that are most effective, equitable, and efficient. More...
In addressing governance failures, the Commons focuses on improving our ability to handle nine often unmet challenges:
Promoting Cooperative Relationships
Assuring Efficiency and Effectiveness
The Commons examines ways in which civilian government, the military, intergovernmental organizations, the commercial sector, and nonprofits can help meet these challenges.
For those who approach goveranance in different ways, the Commons offers topic-oriented searching and browsing. More...
Keys to Meeting the Challenges
Human society has been struggling with these challenges for millennia. While great progress has been made, the difficulties that remain are enormously challenging and require new approaches capable of dealing with complex psychological, economic, social, and political issues. A number of principles are key to success. More...
The Commons' new (and still under construction) Projects section highlights the contributions of those who are playing a significant role in developing the Commons. More...