Power and Empowerment PB: A Radical Theory of Participatory Democracy
Besorgung - Lieferbarkeit unbestimmt
BeschreibungContends that working-class struggle should be encouraged as a way of promoting the realignment of political parties along class lines and expanding citizen participation and public awareness of issues of national concern. This work describes and evaluates worker self-management programs in Germany, Sweden, France, Italy, England, and US.
InhaltsverzeichnisPreface 1. Introduction 2. A Critical Analysis and Reconstruction of Participatory Theory 3. The Structural Mobilization of Bias 4. Workplace Democracy in Europe 5. Workplace Democracy in America 6. Power and Utopia 7. Public and Private Space: A Democratic Perspective 8. Class Struggle: A Key Concept of Democratic Theory 9. Democracy as Praxis Notes Bibliography Index
PortraitPeter Bachrach is Emeritus Professor of Political Science at Temple University.
Pressestimmen"In this excellent book, Bachrach and Botwinick call for the pursuit of a participatory democracy through the pursuit of a workplace democracy." --American Political Science Review "This bold book champions robust democracy where Americans work as well as where they live. In so doing, it raises the standard of political discourse and challenges deeply ingrained habits of mind and practice." --Ira Katznelson, Loeb Professor of Political and Social Science, New School for Social Research "Surely a most troubling aspect of American politics is the extreme passivity of the mass public, even in the face of rapidly deteriorating economic and social conditions. Bachrach and Botwinick make the convincing and ultimately optimistic argument that passivity and its disabling consequences can be overcome through the radical democratization of the workplace. The key to workplace democracy, in turn, is in the activation of class consciousness and class conflict which Madisonian political institutions have suppressed. This book is a provocative examination of democratic possibilities." --Frances Fox Piven, Distinguished Professor, Graduate Center of the City University of New York "This is a lively, well-written book that renews the debate about the potential role of workplace democracy in our polity. Bachrach and Botwinick argue for an open, democratic class politics to counter the hidden class politics of the Reagan-Bush era. This book is a welcome contribution to the problem of enhancing democracy at the end of the twentieth century." --Stephen K. White, Virginia Polytechnic Institute "At a time of economic restructuring and political demobilization, this bold book champions robust democracy where Americans work as well as where they live. In so doing, it raises the standard of political discourse and challenges deeply ingrained habits of mind and practice. Most important, it sets out a program that links sustained reasoning about expanded participation with a nuanced analysis of American political and economic institutions." --Ira Katznelson, Loeb Professor of Political and Social Science, New School for Social Research
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: TEMPLE UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 1992
Seitenanzahl: 211 Seiten