[P2P-F] Fwd: [NetworkedLabour] New issue -- Journal of Peer Production #7: Policies for the Commons

Michel Bauwens michel at p2pfoundation.net
Thu Jul 16 09:39:55 CEST 2015

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From: george dafermos <georgedafermos at gmail.com>
Date: Mon, Jul 13, 2015 at 7:35 PM
Subject: [NetworkedLabour] New issue -- Journal of Peer Production #7:
Policies for the Commons
To: networkedlabour at lists.contrast.org

Dear friends and colleagues,

It is our great pleasure to announce the public release of Issue #7 of the
Journal of Peer Production! This issue, which has been edited by me and
Vasilis Kostakis, features several articles which explore how the
principles of the commons, of peer production and of the social economy can
form the basis for a paradigm shift in society. We are hoping you will
enjoy them and find them useful!

George and Vasilis

New issue -- Journal of Peer Production #7: Policies for the Commons

A spectre is haunting the world - the spectre of the Commons. Without a
doubt, the world system is in a crisis of such magnitude that the existing
state of affairs cannot possibly be maintained for much longer. At the same
time, models based on the collective management of common goods and the
social economy have sprung up amidst this state of permanent crisis, which
suggest that another world is possible. Taking the policy proposals
originally developed by the FLOK Society project in Ecuador as a starting
point, this JoPP issue explores how the principles of the ​C​ommons, of
peer production, of free software and of the social economy can constitute
the basis for the development of appropriate policies enabling the
transition to alternative, post-capitalist social and economic models.

The articles collected in this issue address some crucial aspects of this
transformation: the transition process from a capitalist knowledge economy
towards a social knowledge economy; the transformation of the secondary
sector of the economy, with an emphasis on manufacturing and energy; and
the reconfiguration of the state and the commonification of public services
in the direction of a "Partner State" in which the resources and functions
of the state are primarily used to enable and empower autonomous social

| T A B L E  O F  C O N T E N T S |


Editorial notes: Public policy proposals for a society of the commons
by George Dafermos and Vasilis Kostakis

The FLOK doctrine
by David Vila-Viñas and Xabier Barandiaran


Transforming the productive base of the economy through the open design
commons and distributed manufacturing
by George Dafermos

Transforming the energy matrix: Transition policies for the development of
the distributed energy model
by George Dafermos, Panos Kotsampopoulos, Kostas Latoufis, Ioannis
Margaris, Beatriz Rivela, Fausto Paulino Washima, Pere Ariza-Montobbio and
Jesús López

Public policy for a social economy
by John Restakis

ICT, open government and civil society
by John Restakis, Daniel Araya, Maria José Calderon and Robin Murray

Towards a new configuration between the state, civil society and the market
by Michel Bauwens and Vasilis Kostakis

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