Essay: P2P revolution and commons phase transition

P2P & INOVAÇÃO is a new journal linked Grupo de Pesquisa Economias colaborativas e produção P2P no Brasil (Collaborative  Economy and P2P Production in Brazil Research Group) from Instituto Brasileiro de Informação em Ciência e Tecnologia (IBICT). The second volume has just been published and includes, amongst others, articles authored by P2P Foundation collaborators.

Screen Shot 2015-09-08 at 09.31.03This week we introduce Michel Bauwens’s essay titled “P2P revolution and commons phase transition”.


This article aims at analyzing the relation between the concepts of revolution and transition  phase. From the P2P and Commons, it is possible to observe: the process of transition emerging from the dominant system, class division and social structures; the crisis of neoliberal capitalism, taking into consideration sustainable production, mutual support economy, and production among peers; new political ways and social mobilization. The conclusion shows the importance of social reconstruction and the relation between local and global.

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