[URPE] RRPE special issue deadline extended: Economic Democracy
enid at uta.edu
Mon Apr 27 08:24:52 MDT 2009
Call for Papers: Special Issue of RRPE on Economic Democracy
download pdf copy of CFP here:
Manuscript submission deadline: extended to 1 December 2009
Economic democracy is a theme that has run through radical and
progressive theory and practice. Broadly, it stands for an expansion
of democratic practice beyond the political realm, into the economic
aspects of our lives. It has been applied at the microeconomic level
in pursuit of workers’ self-management and related cooperative
structures. It also suggests the need for planning, where democracy
would be fundamental to decision making about an economy’s objectives
and means of achieving them. It has been used as a term to expand the
role of organized labor in management, and to link unions more
fundamentally to national political processes. Today it also has
application to household decision making, and to aspirations for
global forms of redistribution.
All of the themes mentioned above are relevant to this special issue,
and there are no doubt others of importance that we have overlooked.
In the past few decades, the term economic democracy has appeared in
book titles, and as an aspiration of political movements. The RRPE’s
Editorial Board thinks that it is time to reinvestigate issues that
fall under this theme, and a special issue is put forward as a partial
means to that end. We see this discussion as critical to renewing
radical thought and re-energizing the left in the United States, and
in other nations and localities.
We invite papers on all aspects of economic democracy, at levels from
the household to the global economy, and on topics related to
inclusion, participation in decisions that affect one’s life, self-
fulfillment, and realization of aspirations to be a more engaged
citizen. Race, gender, ecology, and other fields of inquiry are
appropriate, if linked to expanding our practice of democracy or
barriers to doing so.
It is a common belief that capitalism sets strict limits on how much
democratic practice is possible in society. Is this the case? If so,
how would various forms of socialist society remove this barrier?
All aspects of economic activity are relevant to this topic, as we
seek to encourage broad rethinking of what it means to use democratic
practice in material provisioning. Various forms of democratic
practice are also at issue, including direct participation and
representative democracy; geographic forms that suit local, national,
and global practice; and democratic practice across households,
private for-profit and nonprofit firms, the cooperative sector, and
the public sector itself.
For more information, please visit the RRPE website:
Please send four copies by 1 December 2009 to:
Hazel Dayton Gunn, Managing Editor
Review of Radical Political Economics
Department of City and Regional Planning
106 W. Sibley Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853, U.S.A.
email: hg18 at cornell.edu
Submissions must follow the instructions to contributors listed in
each issue of the Review, or available from the Managing Editor. All
submissions are subject to the usual review procedures and they should
not be under review with any other publication. We strongly encourage
authors to send a brief title and abstract as soon as possible, so we
can coordinate timely publication of the issue.
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: not available
Size: 4288 bytes
Desc: not available
More information about the URPE-Announcements