[p2p-research] Alternative Work Organisations

Michel Bauwens michelsub2004 at gmail.com
Sat Aug 15 13:57:55 CEST 2009

Stream at the International Labour Process Conference 2010, Rutgers
University 15-17 March 2010

Stream convenors:

MAURIZIO ATZENI, Loughborough University, UK, m.atzeni at lboro.ac.uk
DARIO AZZELLINI, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Germany ,
dnapress at gmx.net
IMMANUEL NESS, Brooklyn College CUNY, US, manny.ness at gmail.com

Acute and deep economic crises, like the one we are currently experiencing,
have always had an important role in reshaping people's lives and societies.
By momentarily breaking the flow of production and consumption, destroying
wealth and creating unemployment, economic crises interrupt the regular
working of accepted socio-economic systems and open the room to popular
protests and searches for alternatives. In the labour movement's history one
of the forms in which the dominating system has been contested and responses
to crisis have been found has been through workers' run and controlled
production. Defined as workers self-management or autogestion, to use the
more catchy Spanish definition, different forms of workers' empowerment at
the level of production have been used in different geographical contexts
alongside the history of the capitalist system of production. Reverting
taken for granted assumptions about property and capital control of the
labour process, cases of workers' self-management can be seen as an
alternative work organisation, a theoretical proposal to overcome capitalism
and a form of radical struggle and rank and file strategy for collective

Click here<http://www.heterodoxnews.com/htnf/htn86/Alternative%20Work%20Organisations.doc>for
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