Section dedicated to the p2p-oriented practices of cooperation and collaboration.
A word of caution: you have to be familiar with the limitations of the cooperative model in a capitalist society, formulated as Oppenheimer’s Law of Transformation: cooperatives are a short-term means of survival, but tend towards capitalist privatization in the longer term Oppenheimer clearly formulated the prospect that as long as the macro-economic accounting system is governed by private capital calculation, no communal settlement can survive without adapting this economic model. Our own proposal for Open Cooperatives is meant as a pragmatic antidote to this deeper tendency, it recommends making 'commons creation' a legal and structural obligation for cooperatives, so that they produce common goods even as they veer towards adaptation.
The virtuous cycle of collaboration
"Scarcity is primarily a mindset and lack of collaboration not a biophysical reality! Competition creates scarcity, which in turn is used to justify competitive behaviour (a vicious circle). The natural limits of bioproductivity and healthy ecosystems functions don’t create scarcity as such. Collaboration can turn these natural planetary limits into enabling constraints to create abundance for all within healthy ecosystems and a healthy biosphere. Collaboration creates shared abundance, which in turn invites more collaboration (a virtuous circle)."
- Daniel Christian Wahl 
- Free Cooperation. Christopher Spehr.
- Wikipedia and the Politics of Mass Collaboration. Nathaniel Tkacz, The University of Melbourne, Australia . A critique of the non-political interpretations of cooperation. 
- An Evolutionary Theory of Resource Distribution. By Blair Fix. real-world economics review, issue no. 90 
On the tension between two levels of natural selection: 1) At the group level, selfless behavior is advantageous 2) But at the individual level, selfish behavior is advantageous
Compiled by via Jennifer Sertl:
- Synthetic Overview of Collaborative Economy http://p2p.coop/files/reports/collaborative-economy-2012.pdf by Michel Bauwens & P2P Foundation
- Six Ways to Empower Yourself With Others http://sourcesofinsight.com/the-people-factor-six-ways-to-empower-yourself-with-others Faisal Hoque
- Too Big To Know Where the Smartest Person in the Room is the Room http://m.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2012/01/to-know-but-not-understand-david-weinberger-on-science-and-big-data/250820/
- The Individuation of Ideas http://www.elephantjournal.com/2011/08/the-individuation-of-ideas-jennifer-sertl/
- Why we need each other http://soc.li/eBnY8Rj
- Lessons from Edison & Collaborative Innovation http://www.fastcompany.com/3002977/learning-edison-sarah-miller-caldicotts-new-book-explores-collaborative-innovation
- Future Work Skills 2020 http://www4.unescobkk.org/nespap/sites/default/files/SR-1382A%20UPRI%20future%20work%20skills_sm.pdf … via @iftf+1 virtual collaboration
- Synthesis in Collaborative Flow http://collaborationdna.com/2012/11/09/synthesis-cdna16p/ … by @sournce pov via @collabdna
- Interprofessional Collaborative Practice http://www.aacn.nche.edu/education-resources/ipecreport.pdf …
- What Collaborative Leaders Know http://seapointcenter.com/what-collaborative-leader-know/
- Blueprint: The Evolutionary Origins of a Good Society. by Nicholas A. Christakis.
Three key books recommended by David Bollier:
- Samuel Bowles and Herbert Gintis, "A Cooperative Species: Human Reciprocity and Its Evolution" Princeton U. Press, 2011: evolutionary science, complexity theory and high-level scientific scholarship on the topic
- Martin A. Nowak, "Super Cooperators: Altruism, Evolution and Why We Need Each Other to Succeed". Free Press, 2011: Nowak is a mathematical biologist and evolutionary scientist. Very readable book.
- Yochai Benkler, "The Penguin and the Leviathan: How Cooperation Triumphs over Self-Interest"
Benkler's popular overview of the literature on cooperation
- Richard Sennett. Together: The Rituals, Pleasures, and Politics of Cooperation. Yale University Press, 2012.
- Gintis, Herbert, Samuel Bowles, et al., Moral Sentiments and Material Interests: The Foundations of Cooperation in Economic Life (MIT Press, 2005).
- Hyde, Lewis, The Gift: Imagination and the Erotic Life of Property (Vintage Books, 1979).
- Kropotkin, Peter, Mutual Aid: A Factor of Evolution (Boston: Porter Sargent Publishers/ Extending Horizons Books, reprint of 1914 edition).
- Linn, Karl, Building Commons and Community (Oakland, California: New Village Press, 2007).
(Neo)Traditional Gifting/Sharing/Cooperative Practices:
Via Co-Creative Recipes:
- Ayni: a term with a meaning that’s closely related to minga. It describes a system of work and family reciprocity among members
- Bayanihan: in the Philippines,'communal unity'
- Córima: The Rarámuri people of Mexico’s Chihuahua mountains use the word “córima” to describe an act of solidarity with someone who’s having trouble.
- Gadugi: a term used in the Cherokee language which means “working together” or “cooperative labor” within a community
- Gotong-Royong: in parts of Indonesia and Malaysia, Gotong-royong is a cooperation among many people to attain a shared goal with ideas of reciprocity or mutual aid.
- Guelaguetza: a cross between a potlatch and a tequio. The term describes “a reciprocal exchange of goods and services”.
- Harambee: a Kenyan tradition of community self-help events, e.g. playdraising or development activities. Harambee literally means “all pull together” in Swahili
- Imece: a name given for a traditional Turkish village-scale collaboration.
- Maloka: (or maloka in Portuguese) is an indigenous communal house found in the indigenous Amazon region of Colombia and Brazil.
- Meitheal: the Irish word for a work team, gang, or party and denotes the co-operative labour system in Ireland where groups of neighbours help each other in turn with farming work
- Mutirão: This is originally a Tupi term used in Brazil to describe collective mobilizations based on non-remunerated mutual help.
- Naffīr: an Arabic word used in parts of Sudan (including Kordofan, Darfur, parts of the Nuba mountains and Kassala) to describe particular types of communal work undertakings.
- Tequio: a very popular type of work for collective benefit in the Zapotec culture. Community members contribute materials or labor to carry out construction work for the community.
Related Wiki sections
- Material on "Participation", http://p2pfoundation.net/Category:Participation
- Cooperatives, http://p2pfoundation.net/Category:Cooperation ; http://p2pfoundation.net/Category:Cooperatives
- Material on "Facilitation", http://p2pfoundation.net/Category:Facilitation
- Material on "Collective Intelligence", http://p2pfoundation.net/Category:Intelligence
- The emerging Sharing Economy, http://p2pfoundation.net/Category:Sharing
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- ► Collaboration Software (12 P)
Pages in category "Cooperation"
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- Stigmergic Collaboration
- Suresh Fernando
- Susan Basterfield and Anthony Cabraal on the Open Secrets of Bottom-Up Collaboration at Enspiral
- Swift Trust
- Sybille Saint Girons
- Symbiosis and Its Implications for Economics
- Synergism Hypothesis
- Synergystic Cooperation
- Tech of Cooperation Map
- Teleodynamic Social Processes
- Ten Billion Treshold for Evolutionary Leaps in Cooperation Capacity
- Testing the Theory of Morality-as-Cooperation in 60 Societies
- The Memo on Organizational Learning and Collaboration
- To Feel Like Paying
- Transitions To State-Level Societies