New ideas of socialism
journal contributionposted on 2023-06-07, 14:35 authored by Luke MartellLuke Martell
This paper discusses attempts to rethink socialism in the light of recent economic, social and political developments such as the rise of neo-liberalism, post-fordism, the demise of state socialism and globalization. It posits four new revisionist models of socialism - individualist socialism, market socialism, citizenship (or radical democratic) socialism and associational socialism. It examines each critically, arguing against the first and second models and in favour of the third and fourth. Associationalism, it is argued, provides a means for achieving the goals of citizenship or radical democratic socialism - a participatory pluralist and communitarian socialism. Associationalism, based on a strong role for associations in civil society and a co-operative polity, is outlined and advocated.
JournalEconomy and Society
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Department affiliated with
- Sociology and Criminology Publications
Full text available