Peer governance and Wikipedia: Identifying and understanding the problems of Wikipedia’s governance

Vasilis Kostakis

Abstract


Wikipedia has been hailed as one of the most prominent peer projects that led to the rise of the concept of peer governance. However, criticism has been levelled against Wikipedia's mode of governance. This paper, using the Wikipedia case as a point of departure and building upon the conflict between inclusionists and deletionists, tries to identify and draw some conclusions on the problematic issue of peer governance.

Keywords


Peer Governance; Peer Production; Virtual Communities; Self-governance; Wikipedia

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5210/fm.v15i3.2613



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