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



ISBN 9780429033117
Published February 5, 2020 by Routledge
306 Pages

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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

Table of Contents

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

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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?