Open Library


Here you can find a sample of the research I have done over the years. These are some of the most comprehensive papers which are also freely available online.

Commons Transition:
Policy Proposals for an Open Knowledge Society

"Featuring the three newly updated Commons Transition plans by Michel Bauwens, John Restakis and George Dafermos in an easy to read format, the book is also complemented with special introductory material by Michel Bauwens and John Restakis and an exclusive interview with Commons Transition researcher Janice Figueiredo."



Citizen Lobby

"The Citizen Lobby intends to illustrate a more powerful democratic model that organizes the efforts of the electorate in a way that both generates those reasoned arguments and delivers them to the elected politicians in a manner they can neither refuse nor ignore."


Cultivating Co-ops
Civilization Starter Kit

"Cultivating Co-ops is a guide to starting a co-op in BC.  Developed by the BC Co-operative Association in conjunction with Vancity Credit Union, the Ontario Co-operative Association, and co-op development professionals, it's a detailed how-to guide that will show you the steps of developing a co-op and put you on the path to co-operative success."



"The Global Village Construction Set (GVCS) is a modular, DIY, low-cost, high-performance platform that allows for the easy fabrication of the 50 different Industrial Machines that it takes to build a small, sustainable civilization with modern comforts. We’re developing open source industrial machines that can be made at a fraction of commercial costs, and sharing our designs online for free."



The Ecology of Finance
Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System

"The financial system needs to start working like a productive ecosystem. It should be characterised by diversity and an ability to sustain specialised and adapted life in the face of external shocks. Instead of a monoculture of mega-banks deemed too big to fail and answerable only to the demands of private shareholders, an ecology of finance would involve a range of different financial institutions."



"A purely peer-to-peer version of electronic cash would allow online payments to be sent directly from one party to another without going through a financial institution."







© 2015 by Nelson Guedes

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