[NetBehaviour] Kostakis & Bauwens: Network Society and Future Scenarios for a Collaborative Economy

marc garrett marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Wed Sep 24 13:15:33 CEST 2014


Kostakis & Bauwens: Network Society and Future Scenarios for a 
Collaborative Economy

Vasilis Kostakis, Michel Bauwens

The aim of this book is not to provide yet another critique of 
capitalism but rather to contribute to the ongoing dialogue for 
post-capitalist construction, and to discuss how another world could be 
possible. It builds on the idea that peer-to-peer infrastructures are 
gradually becoming the general conditions of work, economy, and society, 
considering peer production as a social advancement within capitalism 
but with various post-capitalistic aspects in need of protection, 
enforcement, stimulation and connection with progressive social 
movements. 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. They postulate 
that the mature peer production communities pose a sustainable 
alternative to capital accumulation, that of the circulation of the 
Commons. They make some tentative transition proposals towards a 
Commons-based economy and society for the state, the market and the 
civic domain.

http://www.palgrave.com/page/detail/network-society-and-future-scenarios-for-a-collaborative-economy-vasilis-kostakis/?k=9781137415066




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