The Economic Basis of Deliberative Democracy

There are two principal philosophical conceptions of socialism, corresponding to two interpretations of the notion of a rational society. The first conception corresponds to an instrumental view of social rationality. Captured by the image of socialism as “one big workshop,” the instrumental view holds that social ownership of the means of production is rational because it promotes the optimal development of the productive forces. Social ownership is optimal because it eliminates the costs of coordination imposed by the conduct of economic activities in formally independent enterprises, and, more generally, overcomes fetters on development that result from the control of resources by individuals whose particular interests imperfectly correspond to a general interest in productive advance
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1017/S0265052500000625
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history Request removal from index
Download options
PhilPapers Archive

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy on self-archival     Papers currently archived: 24,433
External links
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library
References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA
Nien-hê Hsieh (2008). Survey Article: Justice in Production. Journal of Political Philosophy 16 (1):72–100.
Nien-hê Hsieh (2007). Managers, Workers, and Authority. Journal of Business Ethics 71 (4):347-357.

View all 10 citations / Add more citations

Similar books and articles
Alison Kadlec (0040). Critical Pragmatism and Deliberative Democracy. Theoria (=117;User_Persona=false;ord=1234):54-80.
Charles Blattberg (2003). Patriotic, Not Deliberative, Democracy. Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 6 (1):155-174.

Monthly downloads

Added to index


Total downloads

115 ( #39,189 of 1,924,989 )

Recent downloads (6 months)

11 ( #82,567 of 1,924,989 )

How can I increase my downloads?

My notes
Sign in to use this feature

Start a new thread
There  are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.