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- DescriptionNeoliberalism has pushed capitalism to its limits, hollowing out global ecomies and lives in the process, while people have voice. John Asimakopoulos addresses the problem with a theory to practice model that reconciles Marxism, with its diverse radical currents, and democratic theory. Social Structures of Direct Democracy develops a political ecomy of structural equality in large-scale society making strong empirical arguments for radical transformation. Key concepts include filling positions of political and ecomic authority (e.g., legislatures and corporate boards) with randomly selected citizens leaving the demos as the executive. Asimakopoulos shows that an egalitarian society leads to greater invation, sustainable ecomic growth, and positive social benefits in contrast to ecomies based on individualism, competition, and inequality.
- Author BiographyJohn Asimakopoulos, Ph.D., is Full Professor of Sociology at the City University of New York and executive director of the Transformative Studies Institute (TSI), an educational think tank. He has advanced degrees in and has taught sociology, political science, and economics resulting in a unique interdisciplinary perspective. His students include undergraduates and graduates from diverse ethnic, economic, and educational backgrounds who have honored him for over 20 years with the highest teaching evaluations. His research is focused on social movements, critical theory, and international political economy. Asimakopoulos is author of Revolt! and The Accumulation of Freedom. He has published many journal articles, book chapters, and is editor in chief of Theory in Action, an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journal focusing on scholar-activism. He is currently working with his colleagues at TSI to establish a new free and progressive university for working class students operated by scholar-activists.
- Author(s)John Asimakopoulos
- Date of Publication26/06/2014
- SubjectGovernment & Constitution
- Series TitleStudies in Critical Social Sciences
- Series Part/Volume Number68
- Place of PublicationLeiden
- Country of PublicationNetherlands
- Content Note1 black & white illustrations, 3 black & white tables
- Weight492 g
- Width160 mm
- Height240 mm
- Spine18 mm
- Format DetailsLaminated cover
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