Council Democracy: Towards a Democratic Socialist Politics
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This introductory chapter provides an outline of the main contours of a theory of council democracy and offers a preliminary sketch of council democracy’s relationship with the major strands of democratic theory. Council democracy is a project of deepening democracy which includes the decentralisation of the state, democratisation of the economy and solidarity with similar international struggles for self-government. Council democrats view capitalist market relations as something that not only have to be tamed, but transformed in a manner which alters the underlying relationship between capital and labour and eliminates capitalists’ controlling power over workers and the state.
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In: Council Democracy: Towards a Democratic Socialist Politics, edited by James Muldoon
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