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Dear Oekonux list members,

I was just wondering, since this is one of the most
knowledgeable lists on peer production. Would anyone
be interested in reading my manuscript, say section by
section, and point out the errors, the criticisms,

If that were the case I could publish 2 sections per
week, and try to respond to the comments? Of course, I
do not want to monopolise this list and perhaps there
are better ways?

For info, this is the table of contents:

Peer to Peer and Human Evolution	1
Table of Contents	1
0. Executive Summary	3
1. Introduction	5
1.A. What this essay is about	5
1.B. Some acknowledgments	8
2. P2P as the Technological Framework of Cognitive
Capitalism	8
2.1.A.  Defining P2P as the relational dynamic of
distributed networks	8
2.1.B.  The emergence of peer to peer as technological
infrastructure	10
2.1.C. The construction of an alternative media
infrastructure	12
2.1.D. P2P as a global platform for autonomous
cooperation	17
2.2. Explaining the Emergence of P2P technology	20
2.3.A. Placing P2P in the context of the evolution of
technology	20
2.3.B. P2P and Technological Determinism	21
3. P2P in the Economic Sphere	24
3.1.A. Peer production as a  third mode of production
3.1.B. The Communism of Capital, or, the cooperative
nature of cognitive capitalism	28
3.1.C. The Hacker Ethic or â??work as playâ??	31
3.2 Explaining the Emergence of P2P Economics	33
3.2.A. Advantages of the free software/open sources
production model	33
3.2.B. How far can peer production be extended?	36
3.3 Placing the P2P Era in an evolutionary framework
3.3.A. The evolution of cooperation: from neutrality
to synergetics	38
3.3.B. The Evolution of Collective Intelligence	42
3.3.C. Beyond Formalization, Institutionalization,
Commodification	46
3.3.D. The Evolution of Temporality: towards an
Integral Time	49
3.4 Placing P2P in an intersubjective typology	51
3.4.A. P2P, The Gift Economy and Communal Shareholding
3.4.B. P2P and the Market	54
3.4.C. P2P and the Commons	56
3.4.D. Who rules? Cognitive capitalists, the vectoral
class, or netocrats?	58
3.4.E. The emergence of a netarchy	60
4. P2P in the Political Sphere	64
4.1.A. The Alterglobalisation Movement	64
4.1.B. The â??Coordinationâ?? format	66
4.1.C. Peer Governance as a third mode of governance
4.1.D. New conceptions of social and political
struggle	68
4.1.E. New lines of contention: Information Commons
vs. New Enclosures	69
4.2.A. De-Monopolization of Power	72
4.2.B. Equality, Hierarchy, Freedom	73
4.3. Evolutionary Conceptions of Power and Hierarchy
5. "Network Theory" or: The Discovery of P2P
principles in the Cosmic Sphere	79
5.1.A. Distributed networks and 'Small World' theory
5.1.B. Equipotentiality vs. the Power Law	81
6. P2P in the Sphere of Culture and Self	83
6.1.A. A new articulation between the individual and
the collective	83
6.1.B. Towards â??contributoryâ?? dialogues of
civilizations and religions	86
6.1.C. Participative Spirituality and the Critique of
Spiritual Authoritarianism	87
6.1.D. Partnering with nature and the cosmos	88
6.1.E. The Emergence of Peer Circles	90
7. P2P and Social Change	91
7.1.A. Marginal trend or premise of new civilization?
7.1.B. P2P, Postmodernity, Cognitive Capitalism:
within and beyond	94
7.1.C. Three scenarios of co-existence	96
7.1.D. Possible political strategies	97
Appendix 1: Methodology for Research and
Interpretation of P2P Theory	99
A. The use of a integral framework	99
B. The Sociology of Form and Fiske's Intersubjective
Typology	102
Appendix 2. Launch of The Foundation for P2P
Alternatives	103
Appendix 3: The P2P Meme Map	104
Appendix 4: Reactions to the Essay: Kudo's	108

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