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Network Society and Future Scenarios for a Collaborative Economy

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Table of contents (10 chapters)

  1. Theoretical Framework

  2. Cognitive Capitalism

  3. The Hypothetical Model of Mature Peer Production: Toward a Commons-Oriented Economy and Society

  4. Conclusions


About this book

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.

Authors and Affiliations

  • Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia

    Vasilis Kostakis

  • P2P Foundation, Netherlands

    Michel Bauwens

About the authors

Vasilis Kostakis is a political economist and founder of the P2P Lab. He is also a research fellow at the Ragnar Nurkse School of Innovation and Governance at Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia, and a collaborator of the P2P Foundation.

Michel Bauwens is the founder of the Foundation for Peer to Peer Alternatives (P2P Foundation). Among others, he is one of three co-founders and partners of the Commons Strategies Group and, in 2014, he worked as the research director of the FLOK Society transition program in Ecuador.

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