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dc.contributor.authorvan Zwanenberg, Patrick
dc.contributor.authorFressoli, Mariano
dc.contributor.authorArza, Valeria
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Adrian
dc.contributor.authorMarin, Anabel
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-28T10:59:47Z
dc.date.available2017-07-28T10:59:47Z
dc.date.issued2017-07-27
dc.identifier.citationVan Zwanenberg, P., Fressoli, M., Arza, V., Smith, A. and Marin, A. (2017) Open and Collaborative Developments, STEPS Working Paper 98, Brighton: STEPS Centre.en
dc.identifier.isbn978-1-78118-378-6
dc.identifier.urihttps://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/handle/20.500.12413/13128
dc.description.abstractExperimentation with radically open and collaborative ways of producing knowledge and material artefacts can be found everywhere, from the free/libre and open-source software movement to citizen science initiatives, and from community-based fabrication laboratories and makerspaces to the production of open-source scientific hardware. Spurred on by the widespread availability of networked digital infrastructure, what such initiatives share in common is the (re)creation of knowledge commons, and an attempt to redistribute innovative agency across a broad array of actors. In this working paper we reflect on what these emerging practices might mean for helping to cultivate more equitable and sustainable patterns of global development. For many commentators and activists such initiatives promise to radically alter the ways in which we produce knowledge and material artefacts – in ways that are far more efficient, creative, distributed, decentralised, and democratic. Such possibilities are intriguing, but also not without critical challenges. We argue that key to appreciating if and how collaborative, commons-based production can fulfil such promises and contribute to more equitable and sustainable patterns of development, are a series of challenges concerning the knowledge politics and political economy of the new practices. We ask: what depths and forms of participation are being enabled through the new practices? In what sense does openness translate into the ability to use knowledge? Who is able to influence and control open and collaborative production? Who is able to allocate resources to, and to capture benefits from, the new initiatives? And will open and collaborative forms of production create new relations with, or even transform, markets, states, and civil society, or will they be captured by sectional interests?en
dc.description.sponsorshipESRCen
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dc.publisherESRC STEPS Centreen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSTEPS Working Papers;98
dc.rightsUsers are welcome to copy, distribute, display, translate or perform this work without written permission subject to the conditions set out in the Creative Commons licence. For any reuse or distribution, you must make clear to others the licence terms of this work. If you use the work, we ask that you reference the STEPS Centre website (www.steps-centre.org) and send a copy of the work or a link to its use online to the following address for our archive: STEPS Centre, University of Sussex, Brighton BN1 9RE, UK (steps-centre@ids.ac.uk).en
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/en
dc.subjectAgricultureen
dc.subjectScience and Societyen
dc.titleOpen and Collaborative Developmentsen
dc.typeSeries paper (non-IDS)en
dc.rights.holderESRC STEPS Centreen
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