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The Routledge companion to alternative organization

Contributor(s): Parker, Martin, Editor | Cheney, George, Editor | Fournier, Valerie, Editor | Land, Chris, Editor.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Routledge Companions in Business, Management and Accounting.Publisher: London Routledge 2014Description: xxiii, 384 p.ISBN: 9780415782265.Subject(s): Economics | Organizational Sociology | Advanced CapitalismDDC classification: 302.35 Summary: Despite the Great Recession, slightly different forms of global capitalism are still portrayed as the only game in town by the vast majority of people in power in the world today. Unbridled growth, trade liberalisation, and competition are advocated as the only or best ways of organizing the contemporary world. Unemployment, yawning gaps between rich and poor, political disengagement, and environmental devastation are too often seen as acceptable ‘side effects’ of the dominance of neo-liberalism. https://www.routledge.com/The-Routledge-Companion-to-Alternative-Organization/Parker-Cheney-Fournier-Land/p/book/9780415782265
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Table of Contents:

Part I: Introduction
1. Advanced Capitalism: Its Promise and Failings
2. Alternatives: Past, Present and Prospective
3. Imagining Alternatives

Part II: Work and Labour
4. Between Class and the Market: Self-Management in theory and in the Practice of Worker-Recuperated Enterprises in Argentina
5. Worker-Owned-and-Governed Cooperatives and the Wider Cooperative Movement: Challenges and Opportunities within and beyond the Global Economic Crisis
6. Communes and Intentional Communities
7. Non-Commodified Labour
8. Family and Household Reproduction
9. Immigrants and Immigration
10. Toward a Politics of Anonymity: Algorithmic Actors in the Constitution of Collective Agency and the Implications for Global Economic Justice Movements

Part III: Exchange and Consumption
11. Fair Trade: Social Justice and Production Alternatives
12. Complementary Currencies as Slternative Organisational Forms
13. Gifts, Gifting and Gift Economies – On Challenging Capitalism with Blood, Plunder and Necklaces
14. Voluntary Simplicity
15. The Bioregional Economy: Reclaiming our Local Land
16. Organizing Transition: Principles and Tensions in Eco-Localism

Part IV: Resources
17. Credit Unions
18. Alternative and Social Accounting
19. The Commons
20. Scrounging and Reclaiming
21. Free and Open-Source Appropriate Technology
22. Education: By the People for the People
23. Social Movements and Global Governance
24. Horizons of Possibility: Challenge, Co-Optation and Transformation

Despite the Great Recession, slightly different forms of global capitalism are still portrayed as the only game in town by the vast majority of people in power in the world today. Unbridled growth, trade liberalisation, and competition are advocated as the only or best ways of organizing the contemporary world. Unemployment, yawning gaps between rich and poor, political disengagement, and environmental devastation are too often seen as acceptable ‘side effects’ of the dominance of neo-liberalism.

https://www.routledge.com/The-Routledge-Companion-to-Alternative-Organization/Parker-Cheney-Fournier-Land/p/book/9780415782265

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