Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/203844
Authors: 
Bauwens, Michel
Kostakis, Vasilis
Pazaitis, Alex
Year of Publication: 
2019
Series/Report no.: 
Critical, Digital and Social Media Studies
Abstract: 
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.
Subjects: 
innovation
P2P
digital technology
capitalism
commons
peer to peer
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ISBN: 
978-1-911534-78-5
Creative Commons License: 
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Document Type: 
Book
Document Version: 
Published Version
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