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15 An Argument for “Participatory Socialism”

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This chapter investigates institutions outside of the labor market and suggests trial measures in the direction of social security for all members of society, based on universal participation. It also includes acknowledgement and compensation for the many other forms of participation and contribution, which can be seen as the necessary extension of labor-based (as opposed to capital-based) "property rights". In China, the social objectives of reform demand that we concretely imagine and practice an economy that is fundamentally driven by need rather than profit a far-sighted vision of an "association of free individuals". The transition from full employment to full participation should form the basis of public policy in a participatory socialism. People's sovereignty, political democracy, and resistance to integration in global capitalism are all missing from the official interpretation of socialism.

Keywords: China; cultural transformations; global capitalism; participatory socialism; political democracy



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