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Albert, Michael 1947-

Overview
Works: 92 works in 278 publications in 6 languages and 7,605 library holdings
Genres: History  Interviews  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Biography 
Roles: Author, Performer, Interviewee
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Most widely held works by Michael Albert
Realizing hope : life beyond capitalism by Michael Albert( )

38 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,429 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."--Jacket
Quiet revolution in welfare economics by Robin Hahnel( )

16 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in English and held by 1,115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This ambitious work presents a critique of traditional welfare theory and proposes a new approach to it. Radical economists Robin Hahnel and Michael Albert argue that an improved theory of social welfare can consolidate and extend recent advances in microeconomic theory, and generate exciting new results as well. The authors show that once the traditional "welfare paradigm" is appropriately modified, a revitalized welfare theory can clarify the relationship between individual and social rationalitya task that continues to be of interest to mainstream and nonmainstream economists alike. Hahnel and Albert show how recent work in the theory of the labor process, externalities, public goods, and endogenous preferences can advance research in welfare theory. In a series of important theorems, the authors extend the concept of Pareto optimality to dynamic contexts with changing preferences and thus highlight the importance of institutional bias. This discussion provides the basis for further analysis of the properties and consequences of private and public enterprise and of markets and central planning. Not surprisingly, Hahnel and Albert reach a number of conclusions at odds with conventional wisdom.Originally published in 1990.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Parecon : life after capitalism by Michael Albert( Book )

19 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What do you want? is a constant query put to economic and globalization activitists decrying current poverty, alienation, and degradation. In this highly praised new work, destined to atract worldwide attention and support, Michael Albert provides an answer : participatory economics, "parecon" for short - a new economy, an alternative to capitalism, built on familiar values including solidarity, equity, diversity, and people democratically controlling their own lives, but utilizing original institutions fully described and defended in this book."--Publisher description
What is to be undone : a modern revolutionary discussion of classical left ideologies by Michael Albert( Book )

8 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unorthodox Marxism : an essay on capitalism, socialism, and revolution by Michael Albert( Book )

6 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The political economy of participatory economics by Michael Albert( Book )

12 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and German and held by 377 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
Beyond survival : new directions for the disarmament movement by Michael Albert( Book )

5 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looking forward : participatory economics for the twenty first century by Michael Albert( Book )

9 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in English and held by 368 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
Liberating theory by Michael Albert( Book )

6 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Socialism today and tomorrow by Michael Albert( Book )

8 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marxism and socialist theory by Michael Albert( Book )

3 editions published between 1981 and 1999 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The trajectory of change : activist strategies for social transformation by Michael Albert( Book )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 281 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 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moving forward : programme for a participatory economy by Michael Albert( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and French and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lottery of birth( Visual )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Do you shape the world or does the world shape you? Is freedom something we are born with or something we must work to attain? Offering a torrent of mind-expanding ideas and information The Lottery of Birth is going to make you think again about what it means to be free. Drawing on the best minds in philosophy, history, psychology, physics and economics, it employs decades of evidence to interrogate what we are, where we are and where we want to be. From birth onwards our minds are a battleground of competing forces. The outcome of this battle determines the society we create. This is a film about the cultural, educational, political and commercial forces that shape our identities, often in ways that limit both our personal and political freedom. Whether you're into philosophy, economics or simply being a better person than you were born to be, you can't afford to miss this film. The Lottery of Birth is the first film in a groundbreaking new three-part documentary series: Creating Freedom. The series as a whole explores the most urgent questions of power, control and freedom in modern democracies ..."--Mangu.TV website
Practical Utopia : strategies for a desirable society by Michael Albert( )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Michael Alberts latest work, Practical Utopia is a succinct and thoughtful discussion of ambitious goals and practical principles for creating a desirable society and includes a preface by Noam Chomsky." -- Amazon.com
Thinking forward, learning to conceptualize economic vision by Michael Albert( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thought dreams : radical theory for the twenty-first century by Michael Albert( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 57 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 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Responsabilités des intellectuels by Noam Chomsky( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in French and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Parecon : life after capitalism
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Parecon : life after capitalismUnorthodox Marxism : an essay on capitalism, socialism, and revolutionThe political economy of participatory economicsBeyond survival : new directions for the disarmament movementLooking forward : participatory economics for the twenty first centuryLiberating theorySocialism today and tomorrowMarxism and socialist theory
Alternative Names
Albert, Michael

Michael Albert Amerikaans auteur

Michael Albert amerykański aktywista

Michael Albert attivista, economista e saggista statunitense

Michael Albert US-amerikanischer Autor und politischer Aktivist in der anarchistisch-sozialistischen Selbstverwaltungs-Bewegung

Michael Albert usona aŭtoro kaj aktivulo

Майкл Альберт

מייקל אלברט

مایکل آلبرت

앨버트, 마이클 1947-

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