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Response to Natalia Fernandez on the history of cooperativism (3)

Response to Natalia Fernandez on the history of cooperativism (3) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Michel Bauwens. 20th July 2013. As a reminder, Natalia's key thesis (see the article published on the 16th) is: - By severing cooperativism from its communal origins and and focusing on consumption, British cooperativism … caused lasting ...
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Post-democracy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Post-democracy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The term post-democracy was coined by Warwick University political scientist Colin Crouch in 2000 in his book Coping with Post-Democracy. It designates states that are conducted by fully operating democratic systems ( elections are being held, governments fall and there is freedom of speech), but whose application is progressively limited.

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Open State | 18-27 October 2016, Adelaide South Australia

Open State | 18-27 October 2016, Adelaide South Australia | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Open State - A 10-day program of events exploring how open and transparent decision-making, innovation and engagement can address the complex challenges of the future.
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Trust networks – The future of human organizations

The Internet of Communities (IoC) is a vision of a social Web willfully designed to maximize social engagement by introducing a new set of collective incentives. First, the IoC aims to explore how collective reputation can be used as a catalyst to regulate social interactions. Secondly, the IoC promotes internally rewarding incentives rooted in positive emotions and in reciprocity to spark social engagement without the prior need to mobilize financial assets. Collective reputation is chosen as a means for collective governance and internally rewarding incentives are chosen as the prime motive for action. Within this scheme, influence is more likely to shift to those who positively impact their communities, to those who lead by example, and to those who reciprocate with fairness. Grounded in personal fulfilment and in social empowerment, the IoC is therefore an attempt to actualize greater human, social and economic value from online communities. Read our white paper.

 

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Responsive Cities - Urbanism in the Experience Age

Responsive Cities - Urbanism in the Experience Age | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The Responsive Cities Symposium / Urbanism in the Experience Age is one of the main activities carried out under the Knowledge Alliance for Advanced Urbanism - KAAU (www.ka-au.net) EU co-funded project. Based on the assumption that the increasing availability of data creates new opportunities not only for monitoring and management, but also for changing the way we describe, understand and design cities, KAAU is seeking to promote the innovative education and training that emerging technologies require, developing courses, symposiums and an educational and training platform.

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An overview of social innovation in Europe

An overview of social innovation in Europe | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
From Spain to Finland, from Greece to Scotland, the Europe Tomorrow team studied more than 2500 social innovations.
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Capitalizing the Co-op Movement with Equity: The Credit Union Opportunity

Capitalizing the Co-op Movement with Equity: The Credit Union Opportunity | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

With over a trillion dollars in assets and more than 100 million members, it is clear that credit unions must play a pivotal part of any effective strategy aimed at bringing the co-op model to full scale in the American economy. At first glance, one would assume that their obvious role would be as the financial backbone of the co-op movement, providing financial services and loans to existing co-ops, while offering incubation and start-up capital to new ones.

 

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Meet John D. Liu, the Indiana Jones of Landscape Restoration

Meet John D. Liu, the Indiana Jones of Landscape Restoration | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
RI recently sat down with ecosystem restoration researcher John D. Liu. Liu explains that when humans work with nature, degraded landscapes can be restored in a matter of years, and economies can be regenerated, putting food security and climate change mitigation within our reach.
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Practical Steps Towards Manifesting A Global Collaborative Alliance — Part 1, Overview and… — Medium

Practical Steps Towards Manifesting A Global Collaborative Alliance — Part 1, Overview and… — Medium | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The “Global Transformation Movement” (GTM) includes and involves hundreds of thousands organisations and hundreds of millions of people, from all sectors of human society and from all walks of life, who are all longing and working for a better world. Within this vast, diverse and inspiring movement there is a growing awareness that we already have the knowledge, the skills, the technologies, the tools, the mentors and the living examples to co-create a peaceful, just and healthy world.

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Donald Trump’s Ghostwriter Tells All

Donald Trump’s Ghostwriter Tells All | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

"“I put lipstick on a pig,” he said. “I feel a deep sense of remorse that I contributed to presenting Trump in a way that brought him wider attention and made him more appealing than he is.” He went on, “I genuinely believe that if Trump wins and gets the nuclear codes there is an excellent possibility it will lead to the end of civilization.”
If he were writing “The Art of the Deal” today, Schwartz said, it would be a very different book with a very different title. Asked what he would call it, he answered, “The Sociopath.”

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Neoliberalism Is a Political Project | Jacobin

Neoliberalism is a widely used term today. However, it is often unclear what people refer to when they use it. In its most systematic usage it might refer to a theory, a set of ideas, a political strategy, or a historical period. Could you begin by explaining how you understand neoliberalism?

 

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The City as Commons: a Policy Reader | P2P Foundation

The City as Commons: a Policy Reader, brings together 34 contributions and 31 authors exploring policies and strategies for creating cities as commons.
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Failed Economics: Tyranny of Mathematics and Enslaved by the Wrong Theory - Evonomics

Failed Economics: Tyranny of Mathematics and Enslaved by the Wrong Theory - Evonomics | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

According to the new school, neoclassical economic theory is based on a false conception of human nature and must be replaced with a more realistic conception. As Thaler and Sunstein put it in Nudge, economic theory and policy needs to be based on “Humans”, not “Econs.” I cheered when I first read these lines and looked forward to learning about the new improved conception of human nature, which presumably would be informed by evolutionary theory. I was disappointed. My colleagues such as Herb, Sam, and Ernst confirmed my own impression: They appreciated the relevance of evolution but were a tiny minority among behavioral and experimental economists, who in turn were a tiny minority among neoclassical economists. Modern evolutionary theory was having virtually no impact on currently economic theory and policy.

 

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Occupy Black Lives: Notes on Two Movements

Occupy Black Lives: Notes on Two Movements | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

1. The most important thing we learned from the constructive failure of Occupy Wall Street is that social movements are born when two things happen. One, when there is a new tactic that arises that unlocks the people’s collective hope and imagination. And two, when a new kind of mood spreads throughout society. For example, during the Arab Spring, a Tunisian fruit seller set himself on fire, triggering a mood of fearlessness that spread all over the world. People were no longer afraid of the authorities or of losing their jobs and rushed into the streets to protest. And at the same time, with Occupy Wall Street, we gave the people a new tactic which was the combination of the acampadas with the Tahrir Uprising: let’s go into the financial districts and set up consensus-based assemblies. The combination of these two ingredients is the formula for social movement creation.

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Clean energy won’t save us – only a new economic system can

Clean energy won’t save us – only a new economic system can | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
It’s time to pour our creative energies into imagining a new global economy. Infinite growth is a dangerous illusion
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10 Must-Read Books About The City Of Tomorrow

10 Must-Read Books About The City Of Tomorrow | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
These 10 books will change your thinking about how the city and government of tomorrow will look like, thanks to the digital transformation.
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Building the new economy: ac�vism, enterprise and social change title

Today’s economy is built on the founda��ons of a global industrial and financial system with immense produc��ve capacity, but the extrac��ve nature of which has created extreme income disparity and social injus��ce and wrought devasta��on on the natural world. There is an increasingly spirited debate about the need for a ‘new economy’, which has fer��le and important implica��ons for the legal and philosophical founda��ons of the current system. What are different visions of the ‘new economy’ and how achievable are they? What possibili��es exist at their intersec��on?

How can we reimagine work, exchange, money, care, law and our rela��on- ship with the natural world through the prism of a new economy?

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Open Source Architecture License - P2P Foundation

Open Source Architecture License - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

A lot was written about open-source architecture by Kaspori (2003), Fuller & Haque (2008), Sallingaros (2011), Ratti (2011) and Ratti and Claudel (2015), but very was actually done, because the framework doesn't exists and the open-source architecture ideas have been related to "Architecture without architects", DIY architecture and Alexander's (1977) ideas. But open source isn't about the amateurs - it's about the professionals, delivering faster, inexpensive and better products."

 

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Empathy, Collaborative Meaning-Making, and Co-Creating our Future

Empathy, Collaborative Meaning-Making, and Co-Creating our Future | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The good news from my perspective, is that we as humans have actually been developing effective ways to make meaning together, across a wide diversity of initial perspectives. However, many of the "social technologies" that make this possible are not yet widely known, and much less widely applied. Still, just as we already have technologies to generate power from the sun (and only need to invest in them to make them more widely available) we also already have powerful human and social technologies that are largely untapped. 

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Robert Fisk: We love to talk of terror – but this catch-all term can catch us out

Robert Fisk: We love to talk of terror – but this catch-all term can catch us out | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The frightful and bloody hours of Friday night and Saturday morning in Munich and Kabul – despite the 3,000 miles that separate the two cities – provided a highly instructive lesson in the semantics of horror and hypocrisy. I despair of that generic old hate-word, “terror”. It long ago became the punctuation mark and signature tune of every facile politician, policeman, journalist and think tank crank in the world. Terror, terror, terror, terror, terror. Or terrorist, terrorist, terrorist, terrorist, terrorist.
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Munich, Nice, Turkey, Brexit, Trump: It’s all connected

Munich, Nice, Turkey, Brexit, Trump: It’s all connected | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Mark MacKinnon reports on the relationship between seemingly unconnected events across the globe
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Again? Op-ed by Philippe Aigrain in the aftermath of the Nice attacks | La Quadrature du Net

Again? Op-ed by Philippe Aigrain in the aftermath of the Nice attacks | La Quadrature du Net | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Yet another? But yet another what? One does not even know. Once more tens of people killed, many more injured. Once more, a human being has carried them over towards death and suffering in his trajectory of violence and self-destruction. And both ISIS and most western commentators rush to describe him as the soldier of a cause when one does not even know if and when he discovered it.

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A Crazy Yet Plausible Theory About Why Peter Thiel Supports Donald Trump

A Crazy Yet Plausible Theory About Why Peter Thiel Supports Donald Trump | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

"I think Peter Thiel supports Donald Trump because he believes it's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to weaken America's attachment to democratic government.
I'm not accusing Thiel of any ambitions he hasn't more or less copped to. In an often-quoted 2009 essay, Thiel declared, "I no longer believe that freedom and democracy are compatible."
He also wrote that his fellow libertarians were on a "fool's errand" trying to achieve their ends through political means: "In our time, the great task for libertarians is to find an escape from politics in all its forms--from the totalitarian and fundamentalist catastrophes to the unthinking demos that guides so-called 'social democracy.'"
The only thing that matters, he said, is that politics never be allowed to interfere with technological progress, because it's the latter, not the former, that will be humankind's salvation. "The fate of our world may depend on the effort of a single person who builds or propagates the machinery of freedom that makes the world safe for capitalism."

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Documentary: Building Communities of Commons in Greece | P2P Foundation

A documentary on networks in Sarantaporo area produced by the media arts collective Personal Cinema.
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Radical Housing Network Hire a Paid Co-Ordinator

Radical Housing Network Hire a Paid Co-Ordinator | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Help us raise the final funds we need to employ a coordinator to help build the housing movement in London! The Radical Housing Network was set up in 2013 in response to London’s growing housing crisis. The network helps facilitate mutual support and solidarity between local housing group
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Markets in the next system - The Next System Project

Markets in the next system - The Next System Project | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
What can Ellen Meiksins Wood's historical account of the origins of capitalism tell us about the potential role of markets in a next system?
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