Network Society and Future Scenarios for a Collaborative Economy

  • Vasilis Kostakis
  • Michel Bauwens

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Theoretical Framework

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Vasilis Kostakis, Michel Bauwens
      Pages 2-8
    3. Vasilis Kostakis, Michel Bauwens
      Pages 9-14
    4. Vasilis Kostakis, Michel Bauwens
      Pages 15-19
  3. Cognitive Capitalism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 20-22
    2. Vasilis Kostakis, Michel Bauwens
      Pages 23-29
    3. Vasilis Kostakis, Michel Bauwens
      Pages 30-34
  4. The Hypothetical Model of Mature Peer Production: Toward a Commons-Oriented Economy and Society

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 38-44
    2. Vasilis Kostakis, Michel Bauwens
      Pages 45-49
    3. Vasilis Kostakis, Michel Bauwens
      Pages 50-58
    4. Vasilis Kostakis, Michel Bauwens
      Pages 59-69
  5. Conclusions

    1. Vasilis Kostakis, Michel Bauwens
      Pages 70-73
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 74-87

About this book

Introduction

This book builds on the idea that peer-to-peer infrastructures are gradually becoming the general conditions of work, economy, and society. Using a four-scenario approach, the authors seek to simplify possible outcomes and to explore relevant trajectories of the current techno-economic paradigm within and beyond capitalism.

Keywords

Political economy Commons-based peer production free/open source software 3-d printing media theory innovation policy futures intellectual property alternative life forms space/place/scale dynamics politics power governance environmental practices capitalism creative destruction dynamics economy infrastructure network production science and technology transition

Authors and affiliations

  • Vasilis Kostakis
    • 1
  • Michel Bauwens
    • 2
  1. 1.Tallinn University of TechnologyEstonia
  2. 2.P2P FoundationNetherlands

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