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Parodia de los comunes

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fauno authored and mauriciopasquier committed Aug 31, 2013
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We attempt to move from
a strict techno-economic analysis towards a discussion of the Commons
within a turbulent, contradictory socio-economic framework. In other
words, what is the role of the Commons in the capitalist accumulation
while the emancipatory potential of peer communities is neutralised
without affecting their productive function? The capitalist system
arguably seeks to incorporate Commons-based, peer communities because
of their cost-effective advantage (low-cost labour with high quality
products). We argue that the development of P2P relations in itself,
if placed in the current socio-economic conditions, can take place
only temporarily because in the long run it will be undermined by
means designed to maintain profit-driven relations of production into
power. We call this transformation process “parody of the Commons” in
relation to what Benkler (2006) defines as “tragedy of the Commons”.
We attempt to move from a strict techno-economic analysis towards
a discussion of the Commons within a turbulent, contradictory
socio-economic framework. In other words, what is the role of the
Commons in the capitalist accumulation while the emancipatory potential
of peer communities is neutralised without affecting their productive
function? The capitalist system arguably seeks to incorporate
Commons-based, peer communities because of their cost-effective
advantage (low-cost labour with high quality products). We argue that
the development of P2P relations in itself, if placed in the current
socio-economic conditions, can take place only temporarily because
in the long run it will be undermined by means designed to maintain
profit-driven relations of production into power. We call this
transformation process “parody of the Commons” in relation to what
Benkler (2006) defines as “tragedy of the Commons”.

Intentamos salir de un análisis estrictamente tecno-económico hacia una
discusión de los Comunes dentro de un marco socioeconómico turbulento y
contradictorio. En otras palabras, ¿cuál es el rol de los Comunes en la
acumulación capitalista mientras el potencial emancipatorio de las
comunidades de pares es neutralizada sin afectar su función productiva?
El sistema capitalista intenta incorporar a las comunidades de pares por
su rentabilidad ventajosa (trabajo de bajo costo con productos de alta
calidad). Decimos entonces que el desarrollo de las relaciones de pares
por sí solo, al situarse en las condiciones socioeconómicas actuales,
puede tomar lugar temporalmente porque en el largo plazo será socavado
por medios diseñados para mantener en el poder a las relaciones de
producción orientadas al lucro. Llamamos a este proceso de
transformación "parodia de los Comunes" en relación a lo que Benkler
[-@benkler-2006] define como "tragedia de los Comunes".

In 1968, Garret Hardin first introduced the concept of the tragedy of
the Commons referring to the degradation of a finite resource used by a
group of individuals who act independently and rationally on the basis of

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