|#1||A New Literacy of Cooperation and Collective Action|
Overview of Cooperation Landscape - visualizing and catalyzing an open-ended interdisciplinary discourse
|In class participants will spend a half hour playing cooperation games.||IFTF Team, games led by Scott Brave, Stanford University|
|#2||Social Dilemmas and the Mythic Narratives that Frame Collective Action|
What are social dilemmas and where do we find them in society, business, globally?
-how have these dilemmas been framed in past/current narratives?
-what are the implications of thinking about social dilemmas in these ways?
|Peter Kollock, Social Dilemmas: The Anatomy of Cooperation 31 pages.|
Kollock Social Dilemmas
Robert Axelrod, The Evolution of Cooperation
|Peter Kollock, Associate Professor of Sociology, UCLA.|
|#3||Creating Institutions for Collective Action|
What institutions help create collective action? How and why do they work?
How do property regimes influence productive relationships and wealth creation?
|Elinor Ostrom, Governing the Commons: The Evolution of Institutions for Collective Action, Chapters 1-2, pp1-55, plus Howard's book report on Governing the Commons.|
J.S. Lansing, J. H. Miller, Cooperation in Balinese Rice Farming, 13 pages Lansing/Miller]
Garrett Hardin's original article, [[http://dieoff.org/page95.htm | The Tradedy of the Commons
|Paul Hartzog, IFTF Team|
|#4||Where Does Cooperation Come From? |
Are we wired to compete or cooperate?
-how and when does cooperation work in the natural world?
|Frank Ryan, Darwin's Blind Spot pp 15-24; 50-53; 84-97|
Genetic and Cultural Evolution of Cooperation, Dahlem Workshop Reports, Ch 19, pp.357-388, ch.22-23, pp.429-468
|#5||Class Discussion||Review of the readings and online discussion; class discussion augmented in real time by wiki and blog, enabling online participants to contribute.|
How does the reading help reframe social, political economic challenges?
Can we use levers to help think about ways to improve cooperation?
|IFTF Team, other guests TBS|
|#6||Technologies of Cooperation|
How do technologies of cooperation lower the barriers to cooperate and change the payoff structure? How does social software facilitate collective action or enable sharing economies?
|Howard Rheingold, Smart Mobs: The Next Social Revolution, Introduction, pp xi-xxii; 47-56; 208-215.|
David Reed, That Sneaky Exponential---Beyond Metcalfe's Law to the Power of Community Building, 8 pages Reed "Beyond Metcalfe"
Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia
|#7||The Cornucopia of the Commons|
What is new about the political economics of P2P? production?
-where and how is wealth generated in cooperative systems?
|Steven Weber, The Success of Open Source,pp1-19; 224-27;|
Yochai Benkler, Coases Penguin, or Linux and the Nature of the Firm, Benkler: Coase's Pengiun
James Boyle, The Second Enclosure Movemen and the Construction of the Public Domaint 1-11; 35-43 http://www.law.duke.edu/pd/papers/boyle.pdf http://www.law.duke.edu/pd/papers/boyle.pdf
|Steven Weber, Professor of Political Science, University California, Berkeley|
|#8||Collective Intelligence: When all of us is smarter than each of us|
How can the knowledge gathering activities of self-interested individuals add up to wise judgements and public goods?
|Eric Bonabeau, Swarm Intelligence: From Natural to Artificial Systems|
Bonabeau: Swarm Intelligence
Bernardo Huberman "The Dynamics of Collective Action",
(with N. S. Glance), Computational Economics,8, 27 (1995).
"Forecasting Uncertain Events with Small Groups",
(with Kay-Yut Chen and Leslie Fine), Proceedings of the 3rd ACM Conference on e-commerce, 58-64 (2001).
"Predicting the Future" (with Kay-Yut Chen and Leslie Fine), Information Systems Frontiers, Vol. 5, 47-61 (2003)
James Surowecki, Wisdom of Crowds, Pp 124-127; 139-142; 192-198; 220-223
|Bernardo Huberman, Senior Fellow and Director, Hewlett Packard Labs|
|#9||Emergent Democracy , Open Source Politics, and the Future of Public Policy|
How could cooperation studies help explain recent political eruptions and/or influence the priorities and strategy of public policy?
|J. Ito et al, ' Emergent Democracy, Joi Ito et al Ito: Emergent Democracy|
J. Moore, The Second Superpower Rears Its Beautiful Head, Moore: Second Superpower
M. Sifry "The Rise of Open Source Politics", The Nation, November 22, 2004 Sifry: Rise
Zephyr Teachout, Come Together, Right Now: The Internet's Unlit Fuse'' Teachout: Come Together
|Ross Mayfield, SocialText? Software|
Zack Rosen, CivicSpace? Software
|#10||Implications for the Future|
How could a new literacy of cooperation change the narrative of collective action?
-what new opportunities does this create for society and governance?
|Students build a graphic map of the long-term implications and opportunities from cooperative structures and strategies. Discuss next steps in building a community of interest around cooperation studies.||IFTF Team|