Tere Vadén at a conference on: The political economy of peer production at Nottingham Trent University, his abstract: According to Lenin’s ruthlessly practical definition “socialism = electrification + the power of the soviets. Analogously, Slavoj Zizek (2002) has proposed that “socialism = free access to internet + the power of the soviets.” In more detailed contexts, theorists like Hardt and Negri (2004) and Stefan Merten (2000) have discussed self-organising and self-governing free software or peer production communities as germ forms of future classless social organisation.

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