Michel Bauwens

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Michel Bauwens is theorist, writer, advisor and founder of the Foundation for Peer-to-Peer Alternatives, working in collaboration with a global group of researchers in the exploration of peer production, governance, and property. He is also research director of CommonsTransition.org, a platform for policy development aimed toward a society of the Commons and a founding member of the Commons Strategies Group, with Silke Helfrich and David Bollier, organizing major global conferences on the commons and its economics. Bauwens has (co-)published various books and reports, such as »Network Society and Future Scenarios for a Collaborative Economy« (2014, with Vasilis Kostakis), and more recently, »P2P, A Commons Manifesto« (2019, with Vasilis Kostakis and Alex Pazaitis). His last report, »P2P Accounting for Planetary Survival« (2019), examines which shared accounting systems are needed for production within planetary boundaries. He is currently working on prototyping a MOOC on commons-based economics. More on P2P at https://wiki.p2pfoundation.net/.