Paper $27.95 ISBN: 9781783601547 Published April 2015 For sale in North and South America only
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An Alternative Labour History

Worker Control and Workplace Democracy

Edited by Dario Azzellini

An Alternative Labour History

Edited by Dario Azzellini

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272 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 | © 2015
Paper $27.95 ISBN: 9781783601547 Published April 2015 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $95.00 ISBN: 9781783601554 Published April 2015 For sale in North and South America only
The global financial crisis has led to radical forms of social protest and worker takeovers all over the globe. Tracing Marx’s writings on the Paris Commune through council communism, anarcho-syndicalism, Italian operaismo, and other autonomous social movements, this book uncovers the intentions and practices of workers’ struggles that continue in force today. Addressing timely and essential questions, Dario Azzellini shows how bringing permanence and predictability to workplaces can stabilize communities and secure autonomy.
Contents
Acknowledgments
Notes on contributors

Introduction
Dario Azzellini

1 Council Democracy, or the End of the Political
Alex Demirovic´

2 Contemporary Crisis and Workers’ Control
Dario Azzellini

3 Workers’ Assemblies: New Formations in the Organization of Labor and the Struggle against Capitalism
Elise Danielle Thorburn

4 The Austrian Revolution of 1918-1919 andWorking Class Autonomy
Peter Haumer

5 Chile: Worker Self-organization and Cordones Industriales under the Allende Government (1970-1973)
Franck Gaudichaud

6 'Production Control' or 'Factory Soviet'? Workers’ Control in Japan
Kimiyasu Irie

7 The Factory Commissions in Brazil and the 1964 Coup d’État
Henrique T. Novaes and Maurício S. de Faria

8 Self-management, Workers’ Control and Resistance against Crisis and Neoliberal Counter-reforms in Mexico
Patrick Cuninghame

9 Collective Self-management and Social Classes: The Case of Enterprises Recovered by Their Workers in Uruguay
Anabel Rieiro

10 Self-managing the Commons in Contemporary Greece
Alexandros Kioupkiolis and Theodoros Karyotis

Index
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