COMMUNICATIONS

Peer Governance in Online Communities

This Research Topic turns to the under-discussed and under-studied questions of governance within the communities that online platforms host: How do users develop governance rules and informal norms? What is the legitimacy of these rules, and how are they enforced? What is the extent to which users with moderator roles are held accountable for their decisions? What are the sanctions available to these communities?

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Glossary of Distributed Technologies

A special section of Internet Policy Review, the “Glossary of decentralised technosocial systems” is an interdisciplinary glossary on peer-to-peer, user-centric and privacy-enhancing decentralised technologies. In order to tackle the existing gap in shared semantics, this glossary converges the efforts of experts from various disciplines to build a shared vocabulary on the social, technical, economic, political aspects of decentralised, distributed or sovereign technologies.

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Blockchains: enjeux de sécurité, juridiques, économiques, et coûts énergétiques

Les articles proposés engageront un cadre théorique et présenteront une étude de terrain sur les chaînes de blocs ou leurs acteurs. Ils apporteront un point de vue critique sur les méthodes et/ou les cadres théoriques mobilisés pour étudier les enjeux des chaînes de blocs. Une attention particulière sera portée aux questions des libertés et de protection des données personnelles et de la vie privée.

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Cryptoart: The Paradox of Digital Scarcity

This call invites artists, researchers and academics to reflect on the implications of blockchain technology on artistic practices, looking at non-fungible tokens (NFTs) as a means to create a whole new system of artificial scarcity in the digital art realm.
Technoetic Arts welcomes original research articles for issue 19.3, ‘Cryptoart: The Paradox of Digital Scarcity’, which will explore the full spectrum of positions related to the creation, existence and impact of ‘crypto culture’

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Solidarity in the Sharing Economy: The Role of Platform Cooperatives at the Base of the Pyramid

In recent years, we have witnessed growing interest at the intersection of two important phenomena: the rise of the sharing economy and long-standing interest in tackling pressing social and environmental issues at the base of the pyramid (BoP). While the sharing economy offers potential in tackling these issues, we argue on the basis of a growing body of research that its contemporary manifestations have largely failed to live up to their potential. We argue that an important reason for this is that research and practice have tended to focus on corporate forms of sharing platforms and have largely neglected their cooperative peers. In this chapter, we first distinguish corporate platforms from a nascent group of platform cooperatives before developing a typology of platform cooperatives in the BoP. This typology builds on early efforts to construct typologies of platform cooperatives in the Global North and thereby highlights various cases that show potential in overcoming the limitations of corporate platforms while offering important social and environmental benefits. Our typology helps identify areas for future applications and development of platform cooperativism and points to important areas of future research in both BoP contexts and beyond.

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Cooperatives: Local Businesses, Global Laws

Incorporating the work of numerous leading scholars, the Encyclopedia of Public International Law in Asia provides a detailed description of the practice and implementation of international law in various Asian states. The Encyclopedia covers the introduction of Western international law and the resulting shift from the older Asian order; the development of modern international law; and the impact that all of this has had on Asian states.

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Compliance with FATF Recommendation 15: Prospects and Challenges of Adopting Emerging Technologies in Bangladesh

Mannan, M., Gazi, S. (2022) “Compliance with FATF Recommendation 15: Prospects and Challenges of Adopting Emerging Technologies in Bangladesh” in Azinge-Egbiri, Esoimeme & Ryder (eds.) Global Anti-Money Laundering Standards: Errors in Transplantation and Unintended Consequences for Developing Countries, Oxford University Press (forthcoming)

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