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Albert, Michael 1947-

Overview
Works: 77 works in 180 publications in 5 languages and 5,762 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography 
Roles: Performer, Interviewee
Classifications: HB171, 335.4
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Michael Albert
Parecon : life after capitalism by Michael Albert ( Book )
16 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and Italian and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
'What do you want?' is a query often put to economic and globalization activists decrying poverty, alienation and degradation. In this new work, Albert provides the answer: Participatory Economics, 'Parecon' for short - a new economy and a viable alternative to capitalism
Quiet revolution in welfare economics by Robin Hahnel ( Book )
10 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What is to be undone : a modern revolutionary discussion of classical left ideologies by Michael Albert ( Book )
7 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Realizing hope : life beyond capitalism by Michael Albert ( Book )
18 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In Realizing Hope, Albert goes further to offer insights about how whole areas of life might be desirably transformed in a new society. Whether exploring the way we work, our relationship to the earth, the transformation of global financial institutions, science, technology, the family, culture, sport, art, or education, people rather than profit always take centre stage."--BOOK JACKET
Beyond survival : new directions for the disarmament movement by Albert Michael ( Book )
1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Looking forward : participatory economics for the twenty first century by Michael Albert ( Book )
6 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nearly all Western economists claim that successful modern economies require hierarchical work, unequal consumption, and market coordination. Most "progressive" economists agree, adding only pleas for a more secure safety net or perhaps a "mixed economy." All these economists insist that the only alternative to the market is the discredited, bureaucratic, command economy of the Eastern Bloc Whatever else we might desire, they say, we cannot achieve anything better. Looking Forward challenges this "impossibility theorem" and spells out how we can do much better. Why should workers agree to be slaves in a basically authoritarian structure? Why shouldn't communities have a dominant voice in running the institutions that affect their lives? Albert and Hahnel agree with Noam Chomsky that "The task for a modern industrial society is to achieve what is now technically realizable, namely, a society which is really based on free voluntary participation of people who produce and create, live their lives freely within institutions they control and with limited hierarchical structures, possibly none at all." In this popularly written and carefully argued book, Albert and Hahnel describe how work could be organized efficiently and productively without hierarchy; how consumption could be fulfilling and also equitable; and how participatory planning could promote solidarity and foster self-management while still "getting the job done." Breaking with unexamined dogmas, Albert and Hahnel provide a clear, practical, and humane alternative vision for a truly participatory economy. -- Back cover
Unorthodox Marxism : an essay on capitalism, socialism, and revolution by Michael Albert ( Book )
5 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The political economy of participatory economics by Michael Albert ( Book )
8 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and German and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
With the near bankruptcy of centrally planned economies now apparent and with capitalism seemingly incapable of generating egalitarian outcomes in the first world and economic development in the third world, alternative approaches to managing economic affairs are an urgent necessity. Until now, however, descriptions of alternatives have been unconvincing. Here Michael Albert and Robin Hahnel support the libertarian socialist tradition by presenting a rigorous, well-defined model of how producers and consumers could democratically plan their interconnected activities. After explaining why hierarchical production, inegalitarian consumption, central planning, and market allocations are incompatible with "classlessness," the authors present an alternative model of democratic workers' and consumers' councils operating in a decentralized, social planning procedure. They show how egalitarian consumption and job complexes in which all engage in conceptual as well as executionary labor can be efficient. They demonstrate the ability of their planning procedure to yield equitable and efficient outcomes even in the context of externalities and public goods and its power to stimulate rather than subvert participatory impulses. Also included is a discussion of information management and how simulation experiments can substantiate the feasibility of their model. -- Back cover
Liberating theory by Michael Albert ( Book )
5 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Socialism today and tomorrow by Michael Albert ( Book )
4 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Marxism and socialist theory by Michael Albert ( Book )
2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The trajectory of change : activist strategies for social transformation by Michael Albert ( Book )
7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stop the killing train : radical visions for radical change by Michael Albert ( Book )
6 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Moving forward : programme for a participatory economy by Michael Albert ( Book )
6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Moving forward : programme for a participatory democracy by Michael Albert ( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thinking forward, learning to conceptualize economic vision by Michael Albert ( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thought dreams : radical theory for the twenty-first century by Michael Albert ( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Responsabilités des intellectuels by Noam Chomsky ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in French and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Après de capitalisme : éléments d'économie participaliste by Michael Albert ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in French and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Monkeywrenching the new world order global capitalism and its discontents ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This double CD ranges over the changing politics of globalization, neoliberalism and world trade, colonialism and debt, militarism and policing, native and indigenous rights and struggles, frankenfood and genetic engineering, capitalism and the fairy-tale economic boom -- and the leading alternatives to and struggles against a system which puts profits over people, unregulated growth over sustainability and money over morals"--Container
 
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Alternative Names
Albert, Michael
Languages
English (109)
Italian (3)
French (2)
German (1)
Turkish (1)
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