Beyond the Market and the State

New Directions in Community Development

Edited by Severyn T. Bruyn, and James Meehan
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Publication: Sep 87

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272 pages


Essays propose a social design for going beyond market competition and government regulation as the basis for developing a stable economic base to the community

Description

The focus of this volume is on new democratic organizations that are helping to restore community life in the United States. Emphasizing the self-regulating power of the local economy, the contributors describe such community development enterprises and propose a social design for going beyond market competition and government regulation as the basis for developing a vital and stable economic base to the community. Academics involved with political theory, economics, social policy and planning as well as practitioners of community organization and development, and city planners and administrators will find this collection of essays to be essential reading.

Table of Contents

1. Beyond the Market and the State – Severyn T. Bruyn
2. The Market-System Problem: The National Context – Jeff Faux
3. Community Land Trusts – Kirby White and Charles Matthei
4. Worker Cooperatives and Community Development – Charles Turner
5. Community Finance Institutions – Michael Swack
6. Consumer Cooperatives – Jean Hammond
7. Community Development Corporations – Robert Zdenek
8. Working Toward Local Self-Reliance – James Meehan
9. Local, Regional, and National Strategies – Richard Schramm
10. Education for Organizational and Community Self-Management – William R. Torbert
11. A New Role for Government: Supporting a Democratic Economy – Karl Seidman
12. The Future of Community: From Local to Global – Mel King and Samantha George
13. What Is a Worker Cooperative? – David P. Ellerman
14. The Mondragon Model of Cooperative Development – James Meehan Resource Directory

About the Author(s)

Severyn T. Bruyn is Professor of Sociology at Boston College.

James Meehan is a teaching fellow and doctoral candidate in the Program in Social Economy and Social Justice at Boston College.


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