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Conclusions and Policies

  • Arwid LundEmail author
  • Mariano Zukerfeld
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Part of the Dynamics of Virtual Work book series (DVW)

Abstract

In this final chapter, we present a summary and a comparison of insights gained from the case studies done, followed by the presentation of four major strands of policy suggestions that challenge the for-profit perspective that has been criticized throughout this book. In so doing we are challenging liberal ideology from the point of view of socialism’s understanding of freedom as an effective power to act, an ideological position that logically and ideally is dependent on an effective openness that is not open for subsequent enclosures. Within this change of perspective we will prioritize horizontal ways of organizing production in more participatory and horizontal ways—as in the cases of cooperatives and commons-based peer production (CBPP)—that stress the importance of commoning together. This ideological position can in turn be tied to republicanism. We propose policies in four related sectors of cognitive capitalism in order to operationalize and structure this shift of perspective. The policies relate to economy, technical infrastructure, legal regulation (where we introduce the Commoners License Family) and alternative digital platforms.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Linnaeus UniversityVäxjöSweden
  2. 2.Södertörn UniversityHuddingeSweden
  3. 3.National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET)Buenos Aires CityArgentina

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