Tilbuster Commons: Synergies of theory and action in new agricultural commons on private land


  • David J. Brunckhorst,

  • Phillip Coop

  • Professor David Brunckhorst is Director, Institute for Rural Futures and Co-Director, UNESCO Centre for Bioregional Resource Management (University of New England, Armidale, NSW 2351, Australia. Tel. +61-2 6773 3001. Email:dbrunckh@metz.une.edu.au). Phil Coop, also with the UNESCO Centre for Bioregional Resource Management, is a second generation grazier and one of the Tilbuster Commoners. This paper describes some of the theory and background research on commons that led to the development of this project and describes its progress to date.