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  • Peer to Peer

    The Commons Manifesto

    Michel Bauwens, Vasilis Kostakis, Alex Pazaitis

    Part of the Critical, Digital and Social Media Studies series.
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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.

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    Bauwens, M et al. 2019. Peer to Peer: The Commons Manifesto. London: University of Westminster Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.16997/book33
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    Published on March 20, 2019





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