While some conclude from the revolutions of 1989 that socialism is dead, interest in socialism continues because of persisting problems of contemporary capitalism. In this exciting text, Michael W. Howard offers critiques of liberal, communitarian, postmodern and some Marxist perspectives in order to develop a 'left-liberal' defense of a model of self-managed market socialism that includes a basic income for all. Specific applications of his view include analyses of its implications for the global marketplace, the changing nature of workplaces, and media restructuring and ownership. This work is sure to be of interest to social scientists, public policy makers, and economists as well as to feminists, ecologists, and others concerned with how market socialism is relevant to their social issues.
|Publisher:||Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.|
|Series:||Studies in Social, Political, and Legal Philosophy Series|
|Product dimensions:||6.16(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.85(d)|
About the Author
Michael W. Howard is professor of philosophy at the University of Maine, Orono. He is the author of numerous articles on Marxism and social justice.
Table of Contents
Part 1 Acknowledgements Part 2 Preface Part 3 Introduction: The Rose in the Fist of the Present Part 4 1 Principles of Self-Managed Market Socialism Chapter 5 Introduction to Part 1 Chapter 6 1 Justifying Workplace Democracy Chapter 7 2 Justifying Basic Income Chapter 8 3 Liberalism and Group Difference Chapter 9 4 Marx and the Market Chapter 10 5 Markets without Alienation and Exploitation Chapter 11 6 A Critique of Participatory Planning Part 12 2 Institutions of Self-Managed Market Socialism Chapter 13 Introduction to Part 2 Chapter 14 7 Worker Ownership: Socialism in Microcosm? Chapter 15 8 Models of Market Socialism Chapter 16 9 Basic Income and Economic Democracy Part 17 3 Socialist Practice in a Changing Capitalist World Chapter 18 10 Cooperation between Union and Management in the Global Marketplace Chapter 19 11 Self-Management and the Media Chapter 20 12 Market Socialism, New Social Movements, and the Socialist Vision Part 21 Conclusion Part 22 Bibliography Part 23 Author Index Part 24 Subject Index Part 25 About the Author