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Economic Democracy: The Politics of Feasible Socialism

Robin Archer

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295389
eISBN:
9780191598722
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295383.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book argues that by pursuing the goal of economic democracy, socialism can return to the centre of political life in the advanced capitalist countries. It seeks to demonstrate, to socialists and ... More


Economic Democracy

Robin Archer

in Economic Democracy: The Politics of Feasible Socialism

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295389
eISBN:
9780191598722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295383.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Sets out the basic argument for economic democracy. It shows that capitalist companies are associations that exercise authority and that workers are the only people subject to that authority. It ... More


Feasibility

Robin Archer

in Economic Democracy: The Politics of Feasible Socialism

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295389
eISBN:
9780191598722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295383.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Seeks to clarify the concept of feasibility and distinguish it from concepts of viability and efficiency. It focuses on the question of whether there is a feasible strategy that would enable the ... More


Christian Socialism and the Future of Economic Democracy

Gary Dorrien

in Common Goods: Economy, Ecology, and Political Theology

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823268436
eISBN:
9780823272532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823268436.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This essay reconsiders the social gospel movement and its calls for a cooperative commonwealth of worker and community ownership. It proposes that important lessons from the social gospel are ... More


Who Rules?: Corporate Power and Models of Democracy

Caroline Heldman

in Protest Politics in the Marketplace: Consumer Activism in the Corporate Age

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501709203
eISBN:
9781501709470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501709203.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter applies participatory, deliberative, and economic models of democracy to consumer activism to determine whether it is an effective check on overbearing corporate power. This chapter ... More


Can Capitalism Afford Economic Democracy?

Andrés Solimano

in Economic Elites, Crises, and Democracy: Alternatives Beyond Neoliberal Capitalism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199355983
eISBN:
9780199396894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199355983.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter discusses the philosophical, economic and practical dimensions of the concept of economic democracy. The chapter argues that a truly democratic society has to make compatible political ... More


Economic Democracy: Beginning Orientations

Tom Malleson

in After Occupy: Economic Democracy for the 21st Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199330102
eISBN:
9780199368266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199330102.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Democratization

This chapter orients economic democracy vis-à-vis the major political traditions. It argues that economic democracy differs fundamentally from neoliberalism in its emphasis on equality, particularly ... More


Conclusion: Toward a Feasible Socialism for the 21st Century

Tom Malleson

in After Occupy: Economic Democracy for the 21st Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199330102
eISBN:
9780199368266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199330102.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Democratization

Although economic democracy is primarily a set of reforms, it also embodies a vision of a future socialist society. This chapter presents an outline of a model of developed economic democracy in the ... More


Climate Debt, White Privilege, and Christian Ethics as Political Theology

Cynthia D. Moe-Lobeda

in Common Goods: Economy, Ecology, and Political Theology

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823268436
eISBN:
9780823272532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823268436.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Few of Earth’s goods are more deeply common goods serving the common good(s) than the Earth’s atmosphere. We human creatures—as all creatures—hold in common our need for it. Jeopardizing it puts all ... More


Economic Elites, Crises, and Democracy: Alternatives Beyond Neoliberal Capitalism

Andres Solimano

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199355983
eISBN:
9780199396894
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199355983.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

The book examines critical issues of contemporary capitalism and identifies the basis for progressive reforms in the direction of greater economic democracy, in both the developed and developing ... More


Introduction and Guide to the Book

Andrés Solimano

in Economic Elites, Crises, and Democracy: Alternatives Beyond Neoliberal Capitalism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199355983
eISBN:
9780199396894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199355983.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter provides an overview of the main themes of the book. It comprises the historical evolution of capitalism since the 19th century and its different liberal, regulated and neoliberal ... More


Importing Democracy from Brazil

Josh Lerner

in Everyone Counts: Could "Participatory Budgeting" Change Democracy?

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801456657
eISBN:
9780801456060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801456657.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter talks about how a small but growing group of advocates worked to bring participatory budgeting (PB) to the US. They initially associated with Gianpaolo Baiocchi and Mike Menser at the ... More


The Politics of the ‘Citizenly Company’ and Global Corporate Governance Reform

Grahame F. Thompson

in The Constitutionalization of the Global Corporate Sphere?

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199594832
eISBN:
9780191746079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594832.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Political Economy

This chapter takes up many of the political issues posed by the previous two chapters. Corporate social responsibility in its various guises is examined and the difference between tradition ... More


Rethinking public ownership as economic democracy

Andrew Cumbers

in Alternatives to Neoliberalism: Towards Equality and Democracy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781447331148
eISBN:
9781447331162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447331148.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Despite the spectacular failure of market fundamentalism in Europe and the US, with a seemingly never-ending spate of corporate scandals and financial crises, the grip of a neoliberal economic policy ... More


Hugo Sinzheimer and the Economic Constitution

Ruth Dukes

in The Labour Constitution: The Enduring Idea of Labour Law

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199601691
eISBN:
9780191792700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199601691.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Employment Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter introduces the figure of Hugo Sinzheimer, his conception of labour law (as a corrective to private law), and his idea of the economic constitution. It examines both the idea of the ... More


Finance and Investment Democracy in Practice: Capital Controls, Public Banks, and Participatory Budgeting

Tom Malleson

in After Occupy: Economic Democracy for the 21st Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199330102
eISBN:
9780199368266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199330102.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Democratization

This chapter examines real world examples of institutions that have been developed to democratize finance and investment. Three main areas are explored. The first section looks at the efficacy of ... More


Democratizing the Market System

Tom Malleson

in After Occupy: Economic Democracy for the 21st Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199330102
eISBN:
9780199368266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199330102.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Democratization

Last chapter the argument was made that market systems have substantial democratic potential. They have the potential to act like democratic voting machines and the potential to be shaped in very ... More


After Occupy: Economic Democracy for the 21st Century

Tom Malleson

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199330102
eISBN:
9780199368266
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199330102.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Democratization

What should progressive social movements after Occupy be aiming for? What is the underlying economic vision and what are the ultimate economic goals? This book provides an answer to these questions. ... More


Democracy and the Market System

Tom Malleson

in After Occupy: Economic Democracy for the 21st Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199330102
eISBN:
9780199368266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199330102.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Democratization

The aim of this chapter is to explore the degree to which democrats should rely on the market for matters of economic allocation and to what extent we need to look to alternative institutions to ... More


Should Workplaces be Democratized?

Tom Malleson

in After Occupy: Economic Democracy for the 21st Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199330102
eISBN:
9780199368266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199330102.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Democratization

The central argument of this chapter is that the current system of hierarchical work is deeply unjust because the majority of workers are compelled to join workplaces within which they are ... More


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