Project publications



The following six reports are the main research outputs of the project, publishing research work which started formally in 2017, and essentially much earlier, ending in December 2020.

The first two reports, authored by the PI Alexandros Kioupkiolis, and  the third report on digital commons authored by Dr. G. Dafermos, engage critically with the theories and practices of the commons and alternative democratic politics -‘alter-politics’ or ‘heteropolitics’- from the perspective of egalitarian, democratic and ecological transformation.

Reports 4-6 set out the main case studies that the Heteropolitics research team -Dr. A. Vesco, Dr. A. Voulvouli and Dr. M. Zechner- conducted in Italy, Greece and Spain, addressing the research questions and theoretical framing of the Heteropolitics project by carrying out engaged ethnography in specific sites in the three countries.

Report 1. The Political

Report 2. The Common

Report 3. Digital Commons

Report 4. Case Studies in Italy

Report 5. Case Studies in Greece

Report 6. Case Studies in Spain



Zechner, M. (2021) Commoning Care and Collective Power, Wien: transversal,

Kioupkiolis, A. (2021) ‘Transforming City Government: Italian Variants on Urban Commoning’, Administrative Theory and Praxis, 2021, DOI: 1080/10841806.2021.1945374.

Kioupkiolis, A. (2021) ‘Digital commons, the political and social change. Towards an integrated strategy of counter-hegemony furthering the commons’, ephemera, 2021,

Kioupkiolis, A. (2021) ‘New municipalism as a counter-hegemonic project for radicalizing democracy. The case of Spain 2015-2019’, Soft Power: Euro-American journal of historical and theoretical studies of politics, 8

Dafermos, G. (2021) ‘Prophets and Advocates of Peer Production’ in M. O’Neil, C. Pentzold & S. Toupin (eds.) The Handbook of Peer Production, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

Apostol, I., Antoniadis, P. (2020) ‘Central urban space as a hybrid common infrastructure‘. Journal of Peer Production 14

Kioupkiolis, A. (2020) ‘The Alternative of the Commons, New Politics and Cities’ in S. Lekakis (ed.) (2020) Cultural Heritage in the Realm of the Commons: Conversations on the Case of Greece, London: Ubiquity Press.

Pechtelidis, Y. , Kioupkiolis, A. (2020) ‘Education as Commons, Children as Commoners: The Case Study of the Little Tree Community‘. Democracy and Education 28(1)

Kioupkiolis, A. (2019a) ‘Populism 2.0.: New movements towards progressive populism’ in G. Katsambekis & A. Kioupkiolis (eds.) The Populist Radical Left in Europe, Routledge.

Kioupkiolis, A. (2019b) ‘The Commons and Music Education for Social Change’. European Journal of Philosophy in Arts Education 4(2)

Kioupkiolis, A. (2019c) ‘Η έλλειψη του πολιτικού στα κοινά και η μετα-ηγεμονική στρατηγική του κοινωνικού μετασχηματισμού: μαθαίνοντας από τα κινήματα’. Στον συλλογικό τόμο: Αδάμ, Σ., Κιουπκιολής, Α., Κωστάκης, Β., Liegey, V., Παπαδοπούλου, X., Πετρίδης, Π. Συνθέτοντας Οραματικές Αφηγήσεις για τον Κοινωνικο-Οικολογικό Μετασχηματισμό. Θεσσαλονίκη: Ίδρυμα Χάινριχ Μπελ.

Dini, P., Kioupkiolis, A. (2019) ‘The alter-politics of complementary currencies: The case of Sardex’. Cogent Social Sciences

Heteropolitics (2018) Heteropolitics International Workshop Proceedings.

Kioupkiolis, A. (2018) ‘La ausencia de lo político en los comunes y una  estrategia post-hegemónica de transformación social: aprendiendo de los movimientos’. Pensamiento al margen: revista digital sobre las ideas políticas 8: 14-50

Chryssos, V., Voulvouli, A., Papageorgiou, A., Klissiaris, G., Kourtzis, N. (2018) ‘Connecting the unconnected in rural Greece: The case of’. Global Information Society Watch 2018: Community Networks

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