Document Type

Book Review

Publication Date



Eberly College of Arts and Sciences


Social Work


Professor Lee defines intellectual commons as “intellectual resources which anyone can use either without permission or with permission granted in advance.” From the vantage point of third sector studies, this is different from both the Ostrom resources approach and the commons theory of associations articulated by Lohmann. This review assesses the strengths and weaknesses of Lee's approach.

Source Citation

A revised version of this book review was published in Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly in 2019.



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