Michel Bauwens


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Name: Michel Bauwens
Titile: Mr
Organisation: Activist, Director and Founder of the P2P Foundation

He is one of the founding members of the Global University for Sustainability.

Brief profile:

  • Founder and director of the P2P Foundation and works in collaboration with a global group of researchers in the exploration of peer production, governance, and property. Bauwens travels extensively giving workshops and lectures on P2P and the Commons as emergent paradigms and the opportunities they present to move towards a post-capitalist world.
  • In the first semester of 2014, Bauwens was research director of the floksociety.org which produced the first integrated Commons Transition Plan for the government of Ecuador, in order to create policies for a ‘social knowledge economy’.
  • In January 2015 CommonsTransition.org was launched. Commons Transition builds on the work of the FLOK Society and features newly revised and updated, non-region specific versions of these policy documents. Commons Transition aims toward a society of the Commons that would enable a more egalitarian, just, and environmentally stable world.
  • He is a founding member of the Commons Strategies Group, with Silke Helfrich and David Bollier, who have organised major global conferences on the commons and economics. http://commonsandeconomics.org
  • His recent book ‘Save the world – Towards a Post Capitalist Society with P2P’ is based on a series of interviews with Jean Lievens, originally published in Dutch in 2014 it has since been translated and published in French with an English language publication expected in the near future http://www.samkinsley.com/2015/03/31/to-save-the-world-preface-by-bernard-stiegler-for-michel-bauwens-new-book/
  • In more academic work Michel co-authored with Vasilis Kostakis ‘Network Society and Future Scenarios for a Collaborative Economy’ published by Palgrave Pivot in 2014. http://p2pfoundation.net/Network_Society_and_Future_Scenarios_for_a_Collaborative_Economy
  • He has also writen for Al Jazeera and Open Democracy. He is listed at #82, on the Post Growth Institute (En)Rich list. http://enrichlist.org/the-list/

 

Articles:

Icon of Commons Transition: Policy Proposals for an Open Knowledge Commons Society Commons Transition: Policy Proposals for an Open Knowledge Commons Society (1.6 MB) 2016-07-06 Author: P2P Foundation (Including Michel Bauwens).
Icon of Towards a New Reconfiguration Among the State, Civil Society and the Market Towards a New Reconfiguration Among the State, Civil Society and the Market (108.1 KB) 2015-07-29 Author: Michel Bauwens,Vasilis Kostakis.
Icon of From the Communism of Capital to Capital for the Commons: Towards an Open Co-operativism From the Communism of Capital to Capital for the Commons: Towards an Open Co-operativism (167.2 KB) 2014-07-29 Author: Michel Bauwens, Vasilis Kostakis.

 

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  1. Bibliography of Michel Bauwens
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  3. Testimonials

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

The introduction of P2P Foundation: https://www.scribd.com/doc/255426317/What-Does-the-P2P-Foundation-Do-2015

 

Related links:

Why the P2P and Commons Movement Must Act Trans-Locally and Trans-Nationally

Introduction to the P2P Foundation’s P2P Thinking

Transformative proposals of the p2p foundation