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==Shareable/P2P Interview series==
*Jay Walljasper, http://www.shareable.net/blog/field-guide-to-the-commons
* Marvin Brown, http://www.shareable.net/blog/enriching-the-commons-marvin-browns-economics-of-provision
* Hilary Wainwright
=[[Commons-Oriented Economists]]=
=[[Commons-Oriented Economists]]=

Revision as of 03:48, 28 July 2011


A list of people oriented towards thinking about a sharing, commons, p2p oriented society.

For a cooperative publishing project with Shareable.

We aim to interview two people per month, with possible publication of interview book.


Note from initial compiler Michel Bauwens:

Please note, a lot of people whom I find very interesting are not in here, because I or they do not necessarily see their work as part of this particular emergence and they belong to different paths. Also active activists who do not necessarily participate in the intellectual elaboration of p2p ideas are not included in this list. This list should in no way be seen as a list of approval or a select club to whom you do not belong. It is merely meant as a guide to find people with interesting ideas.

Thanks for suggesting names, and rationales for adding them.


  • part of a general dialogue on the construction of a p2p world
    • associated in some fashion with our work at the P2P Foundation

Public Intellectuals

  1. Amelia Andersdotter, Pirate Party, Sweden
  2. Adam Arvidsson **, on the ethical economy, http://p2pfoundation.net/Special:Search?search=%22Adam+Arvidsson%22&fulltext=Search
  3. Michel Bauwens **, P2P Theory, founder of P2P Foundation; Bibliography of Michel Bauwens
  4. Yochai Benkler *, legal scholar, author of the classic study of Peer Production, i.e. the Wealth of Networks
  5. David Bollier **, author of Viral Spiral, foremost commons scholar, now working on emerging Commons Law framework
  6. James Boyle, against IP enclosures
  7. Rachel Botsman *, on sharing infrastructures and access via product-service systems
  8. Arthur Brock, Open Money, USA
  9. Marvin Brown ** , Civilizing the Economy, on civic economics, http://www.shareable.net/blog/enriching-the-commons-marvin-browns-economics-of-provision
  10. Axel Bruns, theorizing Produsage
  11. Chris Carlsson *, Nowtopia, on local productive economic associations
  12. Kevin Carson **, mutualism, relocalized production
  13. Manuel Castells, networked society
  14. Chris Cook, Open Capital
  15. David de Ugarte **, on Phyles as a new global organisational form, http://p2pfoundation.net/Special:Search?search=%22David+de+Ugarte%22&fulltext=Search
  16. Stephen Downes, peer learning
  17. Charles Eisenstein *, author of The Ascent of Humanity and Sacred Economics
  18. Rick Falkvinge, Pirate Party founder
  19. Silvia Federici: [1], role of women in the commons
  20. Suresh Fernando
  21. Jorge Ferrer **, participatory spirituality
  22. Alex Foti, precarious workers movement, Italy
  23. Mayo Fuster-Morell, European social movements, modalities of open source and platform governance
  24. Alexander Galloway, Protocollary Power in networks
  25. Lisa Gansky *, on the Mesh Economy
  26. Neal Gorenflo **, editor of Shareable magazine, on sharing as a social practice
  27. Thomas Greco **, Open Money and Credit Commons
  28. Michael Gurstein, community networks
  29. Joss Hands *, digitally-empowered political activism
  30. Paul Hartzog **, on complexity, panarchy, and global governance
  31. Silke Helfrich **, commons researcher and advocate
  32. John Heron **, participatory spirituality, cooperative inquiry
  33. Pekka Himanen, the hacker ethic
  34. Dougald Hine
  35. Brian Holmes
  36. Wolfgang Hoechsele **, economics of abundance
  37. Pat Kane **, author the Play Ethic
  38. Athina Karatzogianni **, cyberconflicts
  39. Dmytri Kleiner **, anti-capitalist peer production through Venture Communism
  40. Lawrence Lessig, IP law, creator of Creative Commons
  41. Simona Levi **, founder and leader of the Free Culture Forum
  42. Bernard Lietaer, monetary reform and transformation
  43. Alessandro Ludovico, Neural.it, p2p art and culture, Italy
  44. Ezio Manzini **, local mutual aid oriented inititiatives by civil society groups
  45. Alan McCluskey, community-based learning
  46. Armin Medosch
  47. Massimo Menichinelli, on Open Design
  48. Glyn Moody, active free software advocate and commentator
  49. Phoebe Moore **, global labour trends
  50. Matteo Pasquinelli, conflicts in the knowledge economy
  51. George Pór **, theorizing Collective Intelligence
  52. Mathieu O'Neill **, governance of open source communities
  53. Apichai Puntasen, Thailand, Buddhist Economics
  54. James Quilligan **, theorizing the Global Commons
  55. John Robb *, open source insurgencies and resilient communities, http://p2pfoundation.net/Special:Search?search=%22John+Robb%22&fulltext=Search
  56. Andy Robinson, social movement thinker, UK
  57. David Ronfeldt**
  58. Douglas Rushkoff **, author, development of democratic cyber culture
  59. Sam Rose **, peer production and local communities, open p2p infrastructures
  60. Nikos Salingaros **, on P2P Urbanism
  61. Juliet Schor *, economics of abundance
  62. Trebor Scholz **, distributed creativity
  63. Orsan Senalp**, p2p and labor
  64. Clay Shirky *, the Cognitive Surplus making possible bottom-up Peer Production
  65. George Siemens, connectivist learning
  66. Felix Stalder, theorizing free culture and open movements
  67. Richard Stallman, founder of free software
  68. Don Tapskott, author of Wikinomics
  69. Tiziana Terranova, exploitation of free labour in networks
  70. Tere Vaden **, the Political Economy of Digital Literacy
  71. Jeff Vail *, a theory of distributed power http://p2pfoundation.net/Special:Search?search=%22Jeff+Vail%22&fulltext=Search
  72. Roberto Verzola **, on the economics of abundance and scarcity, http://p2pfoundation.net/Special:Search?search=%22Roberto+Verzola%22&fulltext=Search
  73. Eric von Hippel *, user-led innovation in industrial production
  74. Hilary Wainwright **, democratic and participatory public services, and the link between the commons and labour, http://blog.p2pfoundation.net/?s=%22Hilary+Wainwright%22
  75. Jay Walljasper **, All That We Share, on the emergence of local commons initiatives
  76. Mackenzie Wark *, author of the Hacker's Manifesto, a class analysis of the Hacking Class
  77. Steve Webber, author of the Success of Open Source

See also "visionary developers" of p2p infrastructure:

Shareable/P2P Interview series


  • Hilary Wainwright

Commons-Oriented Economists

(This list is updated here: Commons-Oriented Economists)

A list originally compiled by David Bollier:

  1. Peter Barnes, Pt. Reyes Station, California (former entrepreneur; commons; Sky Trust)
  2. Yochai Benkler, Harvard Law School (digital commons; not an economist, but he might as well be)
  3. Sam Bowles, Santa Fe Institute (economics as seen through complexity theory & evolutionary sciences)
  4. James Boyce, UMass Amherst (ecological economics)
  5. Herman Daly, steady-state economics
  6. Gerald Epstein, UMass Amherst (cooperatives)
  7. Josh Farley, U. of Vermont (ecological economics, community development)
  8. Nancy Folbre, UMass Amherst (feminist economics/caring economy)
  9. Katherine Gibson, Australia (community economics; former writing partner with the late Julie Graham, a.k.a., J.-K. Gibson-Graham)
  10. Wolfgang Hoeschele, Truman State University, Missouri (Solidarity Economy, commons)
  11. David Korten, author
  12. Richard Norgaard, UC Berkeley
  13. Elinor Ostrom, Arizona State & Indiana U. (commons; not an economist, but she might as well be)
  14. Wolfgang Sachs, Wuppertal Institute, Germany

See also:

  1. Robert Costanza, U. of Oregon (a leading ecological economist; not sure of commons-orientation)


  1. Association for Georgist Studies (the Henry George crowd)
  2. E.F. Schumacher Foundation: hosts annual lecture series that often includes iconoclastic economist-types
  3. New Economics Institute: Schumacher spinoff with ties to New Economics Foundation in UK, which aspires

to develop alternative economic approaches.