Organizing anarchy: the politics and praxis of the Vancouver Parecon Collective

dc.contributor.authorSpeers, Blake
dc.contributor.supervisorCarroll, W. K.
dc.date.accessioned2010-03-16T16:55:02Z
dc.date.available2010-03-16T16:55:02Z
dc.date.copyright2007en
dc.date.issued2010-03-16T16:55:02Z
dc.degree.departmentDept. of Sociologyen
dc.degree.levelMaster of Arts M.A.en
dc.description.abstractThe participatory economics project (parecon) is Michael Albert and Robin Hahnel's vision for radically democratic workplaces and communities. This thesis examines the daily practices and ideology of the Vancouver Parecon Collective (VPC), one organization working to promote parecon as a viable socialist alternative. Arising from criticism of both the contradictions of the capitalist marketplace and the disparate power relationships within "communist" command economies, parecon is a powerful alternative to capitalist triumphalism. This thesis examines the efficacy of parecon as a prefigurative socialist vision and argues that parecon groups typified by the VPC need to combine Gramscian counter-hegemony and Richard Day's non-hegemonic approach to move from idealism and small-scale alternatives to large-scale and deeply transformative political economic change.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1828/2367
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsAvailable to the World Wide Weben
dc.subjectparticipatory economicsen
dc.subjectVancouver BCen
dc.subject.lcshUVic Subject Index::Humanities and Social Sciences::Sociologyen
dc.titleOrganizing anarchy: the politics and praxis of the Vancouver Parecon Collectiveen
dc.typeThesisen

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