The Case for Economic Democracy

Andrew Cumbers shows why this is wrong, and why, in the context of the rising tide of populism and the perceived crisis of liberal democracy, economic democracy's time has come.

The Case for Economic Democracy

The idea that the people have a right to shape political decisions through democratic means is widely accepted. The same cannot be said of the decisions that impact on our everyday economic life in the workplace and beyond. Andrew Cumbers shows why this is wrong, and why, in the context of the rising tide of populism and the perceived crisis of liberal democracy, economic democracy's time has come. Four decades of market deregulation, financialisation, economic crisis and austerity has meant a loss of economic control and security for the majority of the world's population. The solution must involve allowing people to 'take back control' of their economic lives. Cumbers goes beyond older traditions of economic democracy to develop an ambitious new framework that includes a traditional concern with workplace rights and collective bargaining, but shifts the focus to include consideration of individual economic rights and processes of public engagement and deliberation beyond the workplace. This topical and original book will be essential reading for anyone interested in radical solutions for our economic and political crises.

The Impact of Economic Democracy

In consequence, the Department of Employment commissioned Michael Poole to
carry out the case study phase which included: (1) detailed interviews with key
management respondents; (2) interviews with fulltimetrade union officers and lay
 ...

The Impact of Economic Democracy

First published in 1990, this work examines the link between the economic performance of companies and profit sharing. The relationship is a complex one: industrial relations may be improved by schemes, but good employers are likely to introduce profit sharing in any case; and though attitudes to work do change, schemes have more immediate impact on satisfaction an communications than on productivity and effort put into work.

Economic Democracy through Pro Poor Growth

... polities and economies and the transition to political democracy with economic
democracy. In the rich–poor contradiction, for instance, while official statistics
projected significant reductions in absolute and relative poverty, even in the
1970s, ...

Economic Democracy through Pro Poor Growth

This volume addresses a central dilemma of our times from a perspective based on lessons from the ground—persistence of structural poverty after sixty years of independence amidst rapid economic growth, widening social anomie, political crisis and failing policy. . The collection presents an alternative school of thought which has been evolved by scholars and activists over decades, in which the poor are presented not as the problem but as an essential resource. Among this volume’s distinguishing ideas are: a new role for the poor, raising mass consciousness, a core methodology for transformation, restructuring the state, pro-poor partnerships for all social constituencies, insistence on holism and values, learning from the poor and new social movements, and eschewing a priori thinking. This perspective powerfully argues the validity and feasibility of sustainable and transformative societal change. . The compilation is rich in lucidly presented case studies and illustrative examples. The strategies advocated would catalyse the process of achieving political and economic democracy at the grassroots and facilitate sustainable development. They would also help in the democratization of the phase of transition and growth. This work is an excellent reference source for development economists and students, researchers and faculty studying governance, poverty and human rights, and issues of security and human rights.

Socio economic Democracy and the World Government

In this neo-political structure, the FSCs would constitute the grassroots of socio-
economic democracy, and enlightened governance. Thus, FSCs would provide
their inhabitants progressive social, economic and governance systems. The
FSCs ...

Socio economic Democracy and the World Government

Due to its ability to freeze a moment in time, the photo is a uniquely powerful device for ordering and understanding the world. But when an image depicts complex, ambiguous, or controversial events--terrorist attacks, wars, political assassinations--its ability to influence perception can prove deeply unsettling. Are we really seeing the world "as it is" or is the image a fabrication or projection? How do a photo's content and form shape a viewer's impressions? What do such images contribute to historical memory? About to Die focuses on one emotionally charged category of news photograph--depictions of individuals who are facing imminent death--as a prism for addressing such vital questions. Tracking events as wide-ranging as the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake, the Holocaust, the Vietnam War, and 9/11, Barbie Zelizer demonstrates that modes of journalistic depiction and the power of the image are immense cultural forces that are still far from understood. Through a survey of a century of photojournalism, including close analysis of over sixty photos, About to Die provides a framework and vocabulary for understanding the news imagery that so profoundly shapes our view of the world.

Economic Democracy

would , in a manner quite similar to that with which we are familiar in the case of
the Bank rate , have been raised at suitable intervals to represent the excess of
destruction over production ; the necessity of increased effort would have been ...

Economic Democracy


Economic Democracy and Financial Participation

The assumption is that broader ownership of productive assets, in establishing a
type of financial or economic democracy, will create conditions in contemporary
capitalist economies which will tend to complement rather than contradict ...

Economic Democracy and Financial Participation

The ideas of economic democracy and financial participation are not new. The International Congress on profit-sharing first met in Paris in 1889. However since then, the numerous schemes have met with mixed reactions and various levels of success. In Economic Democracy and Financial Participation, Daryl D'Art has two objectives. Firstly, to examine if, and under what conditions, profit-sharing schemes and employee shareholding can motivate workers and generate cooperative striving. Secondly he identifies the schemes of financial participation which have the potential to realise economic democracy within the individual firm and wider society.

Respect and Economic Democracy

In this case the drawing up runs into two opposing dangers: first, models (
standards and guidelines) worked out in specific cultural and socio-economic
contexts will be automatically applied everywhere; second, the risk presented
above could ...

Respect and Economic Democracy


Economy Difference Empire

Economic. Democracy. This chapter is adapted from Gary Dorrien, “A Case for
Economic Democracy,” Tikkun (May/June 2009), 34–37, 75–76; Dorrien, “
Financial Collapse: Lessons from the Social Gospel,” Christian Century (
December 30, ...

Economy  Difference  Empire

Sourcing the major traditions of progressive Christian social ethics social gospel liberalism, Niebuhrian realism, and liberation theology Gary Dorrien argues for the social-ethical necessity of social justice politics. In carefully reasoned essays, he focuses on three subjects: the ethics and politics of economic justice, racial and gender justice, and antimilitarism, making a constructive case for economic democracy, along with a liberationist understanding of racial and gender justice and an anti-imperial form of liberal internationalism. In Dorrien's view, the three major discourse traditions of progressive Christian social ethics share a fundamental commitment to transform the structures of society in the direction of social justice. His reflections on these topics feature innovative analyses of major figures, such as Walter Rauschenbusch, Reinhold Niebuhr, James Burnham, Norman Thomas, and Michael Harrington, and an extensive engagement with contemporary intellectuals, such as Rosemary R. Ruether, Katie Cannon, Gregory Baum, and Cornel West. Dorrien also weaves his personal experiences into his narrative, especially his involvement in social justice movements. He includes a special chapter on the 2008 presidential campaign and the historic candidacy of Barack Obama.

Economy Democracy and the State

The question of why the state has turned, in recent times, to exercising ever
greater control over economic life and relations of the people is important.
However, it cannot be satisfactorily answered without looking closely at the
factors that have ...

Economy  Democracy and the State

This book offers a comprehensive picture of how economic forces have emerged as being of central importance in India and the kind of economic growth that the Indian polity has been able to achieve within the framework of democratic politics. It proposes that the modern state is inextricably linked with two other factors of modern life: economic growth and democratic politics. Economy, Democracy and the State: The Indian Experience explores the patterns of economic growth (both industrial and agricultural) and its impact on Indian democratic politics. It offers an insight into how the changing patterns of economic growth in the country have determined government policies and questions the extent to which the hopes and aspirations of the common man have been satisfied. This exploration of the interrelation between democracy and economy yields a better understanding of the nature and working of the Indian democracy. This book will be a valuable resource for scholars and students of political philosophy and political economy.

Property Owning Democracy

If this is the case, the choice between ED and “POD þ” is best made on grounds
of political plausibility; Schweickart thus closes the chapter by arguing the case
for why, despite initial appearances, economic democracy may actually be a
more ...

Property Owning Democracy

Property-Owning Democracy: Rawls and Beyond features a collection of original essays that represent the first extended treatment of political philosopher John Rawls' idea of a property-owning democracy. Offers new and essential insights into Rawls's idea of "property-owning democracy" Addresses the proposed political and economic institutions and policies which Rawls's theory would require Considers radical alternatives to existing forms of capitalism Provides a major contribution to debates among progressive policymakers and activists about the programmatic direction progressive politics should take in the near future

Soul in Society

By the time he wrote the book that elaborated this argument, Niebuhr was no
longer inclined to press the argument as a case for economic democracy. The
Children of Light and the Children of Darkness was written in 1944, several years
after ...

Soul in Society

Gary Dorrien's major work addresses the roots of and remedy to the current crisis in American Christian social ethics.Focusing on the story of American liberal Protestantism, the book examines in fascinating depth the three major movements in this century ? the Social Gospel, Christian Realism, and Liberation Theology ? in a way that also brings African American, feminist, environmentalist, Catholic, and other voices into the increasingly multicultural quest.Dorrien then carefully assesses the crisis of social Christian thought in a culture that is increasingly secular, materialistic, and dominated by capitalism. He shows how the progressive Christian vision of social and economic democracy can be redeemed in the face of its apparent defeat. He argues strongly for a social Christianity faithful to the spiritual reality and kingdom-oriented ethic of the way of Christ.Dorrien's engaging narrative, knowledgeable and fair analysis, and thoughtful proposal bring desperately needed clarity and commitment to the Christian social conscience.

The Political Economy of Democratic Transitions

As The Recent wave of democratization crested in the 1980s, skeptics
questioned the capacity of new democratic governments to manage the daunting
political challenges of economic reform. Though these doubts remain salient for
some ...

The Political Economy of Democratic Transitions

Since the 1970s there has been a widespread movement from authoritarian to democratic rule among developing countries, often occuring against a backdrop of severe economic crises and the adoption of market-oriented reforms. This book analyzes this relationship, addressing a variety of questions.

Towards an Inclusive Democracy

framework of the market economy and competition (as is the case with
protectionists either of the “Left' — Green protectionists – or of the Right –
Buchanan et al. in the USA, Goldsmith in the UK) is both a-historical and utopian,
in the negative ...

Towards an Inclusive Democracy

An analysis of the growth economy, this book traces the causes of the present crisis in the modern market system, initiated two centuries ago with the establishment of the market economy system which has led to the present growth economy. It concludes that a true democracy can only be derived from a synthesis of the democratic and socialist traditions, along with the radical green, feminist and libertarian ideologies. To this end, this text offers a new vision of an inclusive democracy.

Social Sci Civics 7 Rev

ER Hd Economic Democracy All members of the society should also have equal
economic opportunities . All should be free and self - reliant in matters of earning
their livelihood . Fortunately , not many people paid Does it mean that all should ...

Social Sci   Civics  7  Rev

The books have been prepared on the basis of the guidelines of the National Curriculum Framework (NCF) and the syllabus brought out by the NCERT in 2005. They encourage children to read, form their own opinions and learn the cause-and-effect relationship between events. Various sections To sum up , Histictionary , Archaeology Dig & Discover , A story from History , To meet , Elsewhere in the World and Let us surf enhance learning.

Economic Democracy

Next , it will be the case in those companies employing between 20 and 50
persons who have wished that two - thirds of the employer contribution shall
remain invested as share capital . In those cases , it is , as already mentioned , a
condition ...

Economic Democracy


Economic Justice and Democracy

Besides being unclear about what economic justice and democracy mean, "we"
on the left were wrong about many other things, some of them quite important. Of
course who "we" were needs to be clarified. For every myth that plagued the left ...

Economic Justice and Democracy

In Economic Justice and Democracy, Robin Hahnel puts aside most economic theories from the left and the right (from central planning to unbridled corporate enterprise) as undemocratic, and instead outlines a plan for restructuring the relationship between markets and governments according to effects, rather than contributions. This idea is simple, provocative, and turns most arguments on their heads: those most affected by a decision get to make it. It's uncomplicated, unquestionably American in its freedom-reinforcement, and essentially what anti-globalization protestors are asking for. Companies would be more accountable to their consumers, polluters to nearby homeowners, would-be factory closers to factory town inhabitants. Sometimes what's good for General Motors is bad for America, which is why we have regulations in the first place. Though participatory economics, as Robert Heilbronner termed has been discussed more outside America than in it, Hahnel has followed discussions elsewhere and also presents many of the arguments for and against this system and ways to put it in place.

Kantian Reason and Hegelian Spirit

... to building a good society.176 The Malvern Conference generated enormous
publicity, moving Temple to say what he really thought. Christianity and the
Social Order (1942), his most widely read work, made a case for economic
democracy ...

Kantian Reason and Hegelian Spirit

Winner: 2012 The American Publishers Award for Professional and Scholarly Excellence in Theology and Religious Studies, PROSE Award. In this thought-provoking new work, the world renowned theologian Gary Dorrien reveals how Kantian and post-Kantian idealism were instrumental in the foundation and development of modern Christian theology. Presents a radical rethinking of the roots of modern theology Reveals how Kantian and post-Kantian idealism were instrumental in the foundation and development of modern Christian theology Shows how it took Kant's writings on ethics and religion to launch a fully modern departure in religious thought Dissects Kant's three critiques of reason and his moral conception of religion Analyzes alternative arguments offered by Schleiermacher, Schelling, Hegel, and others - moving historically and chronologically through key figures in European philosophy and theology Presents notoriously difficult and intellectual arguments in a lucid and accessible manner

Economic Democracy for the Northern Plains

The next national farm group to provide a significant contribution to the
development of cooperatives was the American Farm Bureau Federation , which
was organized in 1919. Just as had been the case earlier between the Grange
and the ...

Economic Democracy for the Northern Plains


Democracy

economic democracy Up until this point I have concentrated on democracy as a
political system, but the causes of its present crisis are not, as we have seen,
exclusively political. I need now to cast a wider net and consider other fields
which ...

Democracy

Political parties have lost swathes of members and effective power is ever more concentrated in the hands of their leaders. Behind these trends lie changing relationships between economics, the media and politics. Electoral spending has spiralled out of all control, with powerful economic interests exercising undue influence. The 'level playing field', on which democracy's contests have supposedly been fought, has become ever more sloping and uneven. In many 'democratic' countries media coverage, especially that of television, is heavily biased. Electors become viewers and active participation gives way to mass passivity. Can things change? By going back to the roots of democracy and examining the relationship between representative and participatory democracy, political historian Paul Ginsborg shows that they can and must.