Peer to Peer: The Commons Manifesto (Paperback)

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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.



Product Details
ISBN: 9781911534778
ISBN-10: 1911534777
Publisher: University of Westminster Press
Publication Date: March 20th, 2019
Pages: 102
Language: English