Peer to Peer : The Commons Manifesto
London, University of Westminster Press
Michel Bauwens et al., mars 2019
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Not since Marx identified the manufacturing plants of Manchester as the blueprint for the new capitalist society has there been a more profound transformation of the fundamentals of our social life. As capitalism faces a series of structural crises, a new social, political and economic dynamic is emerging: peer to peer.
What is peer to peer? Why is it essential for building a commons-centric future? How could this happen? These are the questions this book tries to answer. Peer to peer is a type of social relations in human networks, as well as a technological infrastructure that makes the generalization and scaling up of such relations possible. Thus, peer to peer enables a new mode of production and creates the potential for a transition to a commons-oriented economy.
Introduction : Peer to Peer
P2P and a New Ecosystem of Value Creation
P2P and New Socio-technological Frameworks
P2P and the Structure of World History
A Commons Transition Strategy