Socrates Schouten

Socrates Schouten is researcher and writer in the field of the circular economy and the commons. At the beginning of 2016 he wrote the book 'De circulaire economie' (The Circular Economy, published by Leesmagazijn) about ecological thinking and the philosophy of the commons.

Socrates worked at several social organisations in the field of sustainability, recycling, green politics and change in the way economics are approached in The Netherlands, such Recycling Netwerk, Bureau de Helling, Qoin and Platform Duurzame en Solidaire Economie (PDSE). At PDSE he was responsible for the campaign  ‘De Grote Transitie’ (The Big Transition). Socrates studied environmental sciences at the TU Delft and the University of Leiden. 

Socrates works as fellow at Waag Society at projects such as Open Planbureau ('Open Planning Bureau').

Posted on:
Friday 02 June 2017

More and more opinion leaders are mistaking a few big corporate platforms for the collaborative economy. We need a pro-active policy framework that bends the collaborative economy towards the public good.

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Tuesday 06 December 2016

The first meeting of the Open Planbureau was the beginning of a complex but necessary journey.