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Economic Democracy: The Politics of Feasible Socialism

Robin Archer


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 non‐socialists alike, that there is both a strong moral case for economic democracy and a feasible strategy for achieving it. In an economic democracy, companies operate in a market economy, but are governed by their workers. The argument that economic democracy is a morally desirable goal rests on an appeal to the value of individual freedom. Since workers are the only individuals who are subject ... More

Keywords: authority, companies, corporatism, decision‐making, economic democracy, freedom, industrial relations, market, socialism, workers

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1998 Print ISBN-13: 9780198295389
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0198295383.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robin Archer, author
Corpus Christi College, Oxford
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