"In this excellent book, Bachrach and Botwinick call for the pursuit of a participatory democracy through the pursuit of a workplace democracy."
—American Political Science Review
"This bold book champions robust democracy where Americans work as well as where they live. In so doing, it raises the standard of political discourse and challenges deeply ingrained habits of mind and practice."
—Ira Katznelson, Loeb Professor of Political and Social Science, New School for Social Research
"Surely a most troubling aspect of American politics is the extreme passivity of the mass public, even in the face of rapidly deteriorating economic and social conditions. Bachrach and Botwinick make the convincing and ultimately optimistic argument that passivity and its disabling consequences can be overcome through the radical democratization of the workplace. The key to workplace democracy, in turn, is in the activation of class consciousness and class conflict which Madisonian political institutions have suppressed. This book is a provocative examination of democratic possibilities."
—Frances Fox Piven, Distinguished Professor, Graduate Center of the City University of New York