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Albert, Michael 1947-

Overview
Works: 69 works in 160 publications in 4 languages and 6,586 library holdings
Genres: History  Interviews  Documentary films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Performer
Classifications: HB171, 335.4
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Michael Albert
Quiet revolution in welfare economics by Robin Hahnel( Book )

9 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 498 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 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parecon : life after capitalism by Michael Albert( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 471 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." --From publisher description
Unorthodox Marxism : an essay on capitalism, socialism, and revolution by Michael Albert( Book )

6 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond survival : new directions for the disarmament movement by Albert Michael( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 386 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 376 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
Looking forward : participatory economics for the twenty first century by Michael Albert( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 372 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 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Socialism today and tomorrow by Michael Albert( Book )

7 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marxism and socialist theory by Michael Albert( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Realizing hope : life beyond capitalism by Michael Albert( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 306 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
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 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lottery of birth( Visual )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 130 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
Thinking forward, learning to conceptualize economic vision by Michael Albert( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 58 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 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parecon : Leben nach dem Kapitalismus by Michael Albert( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in German and Turkish and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Parecon - Participatory Economics - entwirft Michael Albert nach nachkapitalistisches Gesellschafts- und Wirtschaftsmodell. Hochgelobt und inzwischen in viele Sprachen übersetzt, beschreibt er ein komplexes alle Lebensbereiche durchdringendes System jenseits der der herrschenden Ökonomie von Ausbeutung und Habgier. Albert: In >Parecon< beschreibe ich ein ökonomisches System - wir nennen es >Partizipative Ökonomie<- dessen Ziel es ist, funktionierende Produktions- u. Verteilungsbedingungen sowie Bedingungen für Verbraucher herzustellen, die im Einklang stehen mit Leitlinien wie: Gerechtigkeit, Vielfalt, Solidarität u. >self-management<. Im Mittelpunkt steht die Komitee-Idee - auf Arbeitsplatz- u. Verbraucher-Ebene - im Mittelpunkt stehen (neue) Normen u. Methoden zur selbstorganisierten Entscheidungsfindung, steht die Idee der Belohnung von Leistung u. Einsatz sowie partizipative Planung u. die Idee ausgeglichener Arbeitsabläufe. Von den kapitalistischen Institutionen unterscheiden sich die neuen Institutionen völlig, aber eben auch vom sogenannten >Marktsozialismus<. ((falls noch platz auf der seite ist auch diesen absatz noch)) Mein Buch geht im ersten Teil kurz auf die bestehenden Systeme ein, um herauszuarbeiten, dass diese unvereinbar sind mit Leitwerten, die für uns zählen. Anschliessend werden Institutionen vorgestellt, die unsere neue Vorstellung von Wirtschaft definieren: neue Institutionen auf Arbeitsplatz-, auf Verbraucher- sowie auf Verteilungs-Ebene. Wie diese neuen Institutionen in unsern Alltag einwirken könnten, steht im nächsten Teil meines Buches. Im letzten Teil setze ich mich mit einer Reihe von gravierenden Befürchtungen auseinander, die die Leute haben, wenn sie zum erstenmal von unserer Vision hören. Bringt das Ganze tatsächlich was für unsere Ziele u. Werte? Ist diese Vision produktiv? Oder gefährdet sie am Ende Individualität u. Privatheit? Wie effizient, flexibel, kreativ und nützlich kann so etwas sein? (Interview, Z-Mag)
Monkeywrenching the new world order global capitalism and its discontents by Noam Chomsky( Recording )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 22 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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Parecon : life after capitalism
Alternative Names
Albert M.

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

Альберт, Майкл, 1950-

Майкл Альберт

مایکل آلبرت

앨버트, 마이클

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Unorthodox Marxism : an essay on capitalism, socialism, and revolutionBeyond survival : new directions for the disarmament movementThe political economy of participatory economicsLooking forward : participatory economics for the twenty first centuryLiberating theorySocialism today and tomorrowMarxism and socialist theoryRealizing hope : life beyond capitalism