Economic Justice and Democracy: From Competition to Cooperation

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Psychology Press, 2005 - Business & Economics - 423 pages
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In Economic Justice and Democracy Robin Hahnel argues that progressives need to go back to the drawing board and rethink how they conceive of economic justice and economic democracy. He presents a coherent set of economic institutions and procedures that can deliver economic justice and democracy through a "participatory economy." But this is a long-run goal; he also explores how to promote the economics of equitable cooperation in the here and now by emphasizing ways to broaden the base of existing economic reform movements while deepening their commitment to more far reaching change.
  

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User Review  - Antti Rantanen - Goodreads

This book is absolutely "MUST" read. What is actually "economic justice"? When earning more than some other person is actually justified? Personally, the most interesting part of the book is the ... Read full review

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User Review  - James Tracy - Goodreads

This book is the best one on Participatory Economics yet. I still have a lot of questions about how this model might work in a post-capitalist society, but it is great that there is a renewed ... Read full review

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Contents

Economic Justice
15
Economic Democracy
45
Debilitating Myths
57
Neither Capitalism Nor Communism
75
Social Democracy Losing the Faith
107
Libertarian Socialism What Went Wrong?
137
In Defense of Libertarian Socialism
158
Postcapitalist Visions
165
Legitimate Concerns
215
From Here to There Taking Stock
253
Economic Reform Campaigns
261
Economic Reform Movements
295
Experiments in Equitable Cooperation
339
Conclusion
375
Notes
387
Index
407

Participatory Economics
187

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About the author (2005)

Robin Hahnel is Professor of Economics at American University. His most recent book is The ABCs of Political Economy. He is co-author with Michael Albert of The Political Economy of Participatory Economics. He has been active in many social movements and organizations over the past forty years, most recently with the Southern Maryland Greens and Green Party USA.

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