1st Edition

Democracy And Economic Planning The Political Economy Of A Self-governing Society

By Pat Devine Copyright 1989
    316 Pages
    by Routledge

    318 Pages
    by Routledge

    Devine begins with an analysis of the theory and practice of capitalist planning, central planning and 'market socialism'. He argues that, while market socialism is currently favoured by many economists who reject both capitalism and the command planning of the Soviet model, it cannot fulfil the promises held out for it. In the remainder of the bo

    Preface -- Introduction -- Introduction -- Historical Experience -- Capitalist Planning -- Central Planning -- Market Socialism -- Objectives -- The Socialization of Production -- Democracy -- Abolition of the Social Division of Labour -- Democratic Planning -- National Priorities and Planning -- Communities and Production Units -- Negotiated Coordination -- Conclusion -- Conclusion


    Pat Devine is Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Manchester. He is the co-author of An Introduction to Industrial Economics and What On Earth Is To Be Done?