The Dictionary of Alternatives: Utopianism and Organization

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Zed Books, Apr 15, 2007 - Political Science - 338 pages
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This dictionary provides ammunition for those who disagree with the early twentieth-first century orthodoxy that 'There is no alternative to free market liberalism and managerialism'. Using hundreds of entries and cross-references, it proves that there are many alternatives to the way that we currently organize ourselves. These alternatives could be expressed as fictional utopias, they could be excavated from the past, or they could be described in terms of the contemporary politics of anti-corporate protest, environmentalism, feminism and localism.  Part reference work, part source book, and part polemic, this dictionary provides a rich understanding of the ways in which fiction, history and today's politics provide different ways of thinking about how we can and should organize for the coming century.
 

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Contents

ABBEY OFTHELEME I
2
ANABAPTISTS
8
APPROPRIATE TECHNOLOGY
15
AUTONOMIA
21
BLACK BLOC
27
BRETHREN OF THE FREE SPIRIT
34
CATHARS
40
DECROISSANCE DEGROWTH
69
NETWORK
189
NEW MODEL ARMY
195
OCEANA
201
PARADISE
208
PIRATE UTOPIA 2 I 2
212
PORT SUNLIGHT 2 1 8
218
QUAKERS
224
REPUBLICTHE
230

DIRECT ACTION
75
ECOFEMINISM
83
EREWHON
89
CONTENTS
91
GANDHI
111
GRAMEEN BANK 1 17
117
HAYDEN DOLORES
125
INDYMEDIA INDEPENDENT MEDIA
131
ISLAND
137
KROPOTKIN PETER
146
MANAGEMENT
168
MARX KARL
174
MILLENARIANISM
181
ROBINSON CRUSOE
236
SADE MARQUIS DE
243
SCOTT BADER COMMONWEALTH
249
SLOW FOOD
255
SOCIAL ECOLOGY
261
TERRORISM
281
TOWER COLLIERY
287
TWIN OAKS
294
VIA CAMPESINA
302
WELLS HERBERT GEORGE
310
WORKER SELFMANAGEMENT
316
Index
327
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Martin Parker is Professor of Organisation and Culture in the Management Centre at the University of Leicester.Val rie Fournier is Senior Lecturer in Organisation Studies in the Management Centre at the University of Leicester.Patrick Reedy lectures in organizational behaviour and human resource management at the Business School of the University of Newcastle upon Tyne.

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