Realizing Hope

Life Beyond Capitalism

Michael Albert

Realizing Hope

Michael Albert

Distributed for Zed Books

216 pages | 5.4375 x 8.5
Paper $18.95 ISBN: 9781780325620 Published January 2014 For sale in North and South America only
Someone once said that it is easier to imagine the end of the world than to imagine the end of capitalism. Michael Albert would disagree.

Realizing Hope offers a speculative vision of a future beyond capitalism - an alternative to the exploitation of human labour, the unchecked destruction of the earth, and the oppression of all for the benefit of the few. Participatory economics - parecon for short - is Albert’s concrete proposal for a classless economy, developed from anarchist principles first introduced by Kropotkin, Bakunin, Pannekoek and others. In this classic text, Albert takes the insights and hopes of parecon and enlarges them to address all key aspects of social life and society - gender, culture, politics, science, technology, journalism, ecology, and others. Realizing Hope provides vision to help us all together conceive a world that might be just over the horizon, a world we can begin building today.
Contents
Introduction
1. Parecon
2. Polity
3. Kinship
4. Community
5. Internationalism
6. Ecology
7. Science/Technology
8. Education
9. Art
10. Journalism
11. Athletics
12. Crime
13. Questions
14. Strategy
15. Marxism
16. Anarchism
17. Aspirations
18. Dissent
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