Table of Contents

Manuscript last updated: 12/05/15

Note:   This is the latest version of the Table of Contents, which has been reorganized and expanded several times since I first published it in March 2011.  It began as a very rough draft and, although decreasingly so, will remain rough until print publication. The idea is to follow Eric Raymond’s “release early” and “many eyeballs make shallow bugs” advice.  Although the date of the post will stay the same, the organization will be revised from time to time and chapter files constantly updated to include the latest edits. The date of most recent editing will always be at the end of the text or pdf file of each chapter.
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Chapter One–The Stigmergic Revolution

Reduced Capital Outlays
Distributed Infrastructure
Network Culture

Chapter Two–Networks vs. Hierarchies

The Systematic Stupidity of Hierarchies
Hierarchies vs. Networks
Networks vs. Hierarchies
Systems Disruption

Chapter Three–Networks vs. Hierarchies: End Game

Transition from Hierarchies to Networks
The Question of Repression
The Question of Collapse

Chapter Four–The Desktop Revolution in Regulation

The Regulatory State:  Myth and Reality
Individual Super-empowerment
The “Long Tail” in Regulation
Networked Resistance as an Example of Distributed Infrastructure
Informational Warfare (or Open-Mouth Sabotage)
A Narrowcast Model of Open Mouth Sabotage
Attempts to Suppress or Counter Open Mouth Sabotage
Who Regulates the Regulators?
Networked, Distributed Successors to the State: Saint-Simon, Proudhon and “the Administration of Things”
Monitory Democracy
“Open Everything”
Collective Contracts
Heather Marsh’s “Proposal for Governance
Michel Bauwens’ Partner State

Chapter Five–Fundamental Infrastructures: Networked Support Platforms

Bruce Sterling:  Islands in the Net
Phyles:  Neal Stephenson
Phyles:  Las Indias and David de Ugarte
Bruce Sterling:  The Caryatids
Daniel Suarez
John Robb:  Economies as a Social Software Service
File Aesir
Venture Communism
Medieval Guilds as Predecessors of the Phyle
Transition Towns and Global Villages
Modern Networked Labor Unions and Guilds as Examples of Phyles
Virtual States as Phyles:  Hamas, Etc.
Eugene Holland: Nomad Citizenship
Emergent Cities
The Incubator Function
Mix & Match

Chapter Six–Fundamental Infrastructures:  Money

What Money’s For and What it Isn’t
The Adoption of Networked Money Systems
Examples of Networked Money Systems

Chapter Seven–Fundamental Infrastructures:  Education and Credentialing

Introduction:  Whom Do Present-Day Schools Really Serve
Alternative Models
Potential Building Blocks for an Open Alternative
Open Course Materials
Open Textbooks
Open Learning Platforms

Chapter Eight–The Assurance Commons

Legibility:  Vertical and Horizontal. Graeber, Scott, etc.
Networked Certification, Reputational and Verification Mechanisms
Ostrom, Commons Governance and Vernacular Law

Chapter Nine–The Open Source Labor Board

Historic Models
Networked Labor Struggle
Open-Mouth Sabotage

Chapter Ten–Open Source Civil Liberties Enforcement

Protection Against Non-State Civil Rights Violations
When the State is the Civil Liberties Violator
Circumventing the Law
Circumvention: Privacy vs. Surveillance
Seeing Like a State, and the Art of Not Being Governed
Exposure and Embarrassment
Networked Activism and the Growth of Civil Society

Chapter Eleven–The Open Source Fourth Estate

The Industrial Model
Open Source Journalism

Chapter Twelve–Open Source National Security

The State as Cause of the Problem: Blowback
Active Defense, Counter-Terrorism, and Other Security Measures
Passive Defense
The Stateless Society as the Ultimate in Passive Defense
Disaster Relief


Appendix.  Case Study in Networked Resistance:  From Wikileaks to Occupy Wall Street–and Beyond