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Creating Futures Beyond Capital and Carbon

A brief bibliography of post-capitalist studies

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As of July 2021

Collected by S A Hamed Hosseini, Alternative Futures Research Network, University of Newcastle, Australia 

Following is a list of resources recommended for post-capitalist studies and university courses in this field.

The list is divided into four sections: general collections of alternatives, justice-oriented, democracy oriented and ecology oriented alternatives.

Download the pdf copy from here: A bibliography of post-capitalist alternative futures studies

General sources

Alternative Futures beyond Capitalist Justice

  • Barrett, J. (2016). Basic income in Australia and New Zealand: perspectives from the neoliberal frontier. Labour & Industry-a Journal of the Social and Economic Relations of Work, 26(4), 320-321, doi:10.1080/10301763.2016.1240767.
  • Block, F (2011) ‘Ted’ Wheelwright Memorial Lecture REINVENTING SOCIAL DEMOCRACY FOR THE 21(ST) CENTURY. Journal of Australian Political Economy, (67): 5-21.
  • De Wispelaere, J. (2016). Basic Income in Our Time: Improving Political Prospects Through Policy Learning? Journal of Social Policy, 45(4), 617-634, doi:10.1017/S0047279416000039.
  • De Wispelaere, , & Stirton, L. (2004). The many faces of universal basic income. Political Quarterly, 75(3), 266-274, doi: DOI 10.1111/j.1467-923X.2004.00611.x.
  • Eaton K. (2013) The Centralism of ‘Twenty-First-Century Socialism’: Recentralizing Politics in Venezuela, Ecuador and Bolivia. Journal of Latin American Studies 45(421-450.
  • Ellner S. (2012) The Distinguishing Features of Latin America’s New Left in Power The Chavez, Morales, and Correa Governments. Latin American Perspectives 39(1): 96-114.
  • Fabricant N. (2015) Latin America’s Turbulent Transitions: The Future of Twenty-first-Century
  • Fitzpatrick T. (2004) After the New Social Democracy Social Welfare for the 21st Century. Manchester: Manchester University Press.
  • Francese, M., & Prady, D. (2018). What is universal basic income? Proponents hail simplicity and equity; skeptics worry about fiscal cost and Finance and Development, 55(4), pp. 38-39.
  • Goldfrank B and Schrank (2009) Municipal Neoliberalism and Municipal Socialism: Urban Political Economy in Latin America. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 33(2): 443-462.
  • Hahnel, R. (2005) Economic Justice and Democracy, [Chapter 8- Participatory Economy], (New York: Routledge).
  • Healy, S; Murphy, M &Reynolds, B (2013) ‘Basic income: An instrument for transformation in the twenty-first century’, Social justice Ireland, vol.21, no.2, pp. 116-130
  • Jahn, E. (2016). Basic Income. A Transformative Policy for India. South Asia-Journal of South Asian Studies, 39(4), 922-924, doi:10.1080/00856401.2016.1237276.
  • Kawano, (2018). Solidarity Economy: Building an economy for people & planet. The Next System Project. Retrieved from https://thenextsystem.org/sites/default/files/2018- 04/EmilyKawano_Final%20Layout%20Version.pdf
  • Kennemore A and Weeks G. (2011) Twenty-First Century Socialism? The Elusive Search for a Post- Neoliberal Development Model in Bolivia and Bulletin of Latin American Research 30(3): 267-281.
  • Latin American Perspectives 42(4): 113-116.
  • Leech, (2012) Capitalism: A Structured Genocide, [Chapter 7- The Socialist Alternative] (London: Zed Books).https://ebookcentral-proquest- com.ezproxy.newcastle.edu.au/lib/newcastle/detail.action?docID=896259
  • Leopold E and McDonald DA. (2012) Municipal Socialism Then and Now: some lessons for the Global South. Third World Quarterly 33(10): 1837-1853.
  • Levin-Waldman, M. (2018). The inevitability of a universal basic income. Challenge, 61(2), pp. 133- 155. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/05775132.2018.1454382
  • Minqi (2004) After Neoliberalism: Empire, Social Democracy, or Socialism? Monthly Review, 55. (accessed 20 July 2005).
  • Muhr T. (2012) Bolivarian Globalization? The New Left’s Struggle in Latin America and the Caribbean to Negotiate a Revolutionary Approach to Humanitarian Militarism and International Intervention. Globalizations 9(1): 145-159.
  • Nembhard, J. G. (2016). Building a cooperative solidarity commonwealth. The Next System Project. Retrieved from https://thenextsystem.org/sites/default/files/2017-08/JessicaGordonNembhard.pdf
  • Restakis, (2017). Cooperative commonwealth & the partner state. The Next System Project. Retrieved from https://thenextsystem.org/sites/default/files/2017-08/JohnRestakis-1.pdf
  • Standing, G (2013) ‘Why a basic income is necessary for a right to work’, Basic income studies, 7, no. 2, pp. 19-40
  • Ulrich, P (2014) ‘Basic income for all: Unaffordable dream of real option for a civil society?’, Homo Oeconomicus, vol.31, no. 1/2, 147-157
  • van Parijs, (2004). Basic income: A simple and powerful idea for the twenty-first century. Politics & Society, 32(1), 7-39, doi:10.1177/0032329203261095.
  • Van Parijs, (2013). The Universal Basic Income: Why Utopian Thinking Matters, and How Sociologists Can Contribute to It. Politics & Society, 41(2), 171-182, doi:10.1177/0032329213483106.

Alternative Futures beyond (il)liberal democracy

  • Betancourt R. (2018) Social and Solidarity Economy and the Transformation of the Cuban Economic Model. International Journal of Cuban Studies 10(2):
  • Boillat S, Gerber JF and Funes-Monzote (2012) What Economic Democracy for Degrowth? Some comments on the contribution of socialist models and Cuban agroecology. Futures 44(6): 600-607.
  • Cheney G, Cruz IS, Peredo AM, et al. (2014) Worker cooperatives as an organizational alternative: Challenges, achievements and promise in business governance and Organization 21(5): 591- 603.
  • Christiano, T. (2010) ‘The Uneasy Relationship between Democracy and Capital’, Social Philosophy & Policy, 27 (1): 195-217.
  • Dacheux E and Goujon D. (2011) The solidarity economy: an alternative development strategy?
  • Engler (2010) Economic Democracy: The Working-Class Alternative to Capitalism, Halifax, N.S.: Fernwood Pub.
  • Errasti (2015) Mondragon’s Chinese subsidiaries: Coopitalist multinationals in practice. Economic and Industrial Democracy 36(3): 479-499.
  • Eugenia S and Lambrini (2017) Radical Documentaries, Neoliberal Crisis and Post-Democracy. tripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique 16(1): 1-17.
  • Flecha R and Ngai P. (2014) The challenge for Mondragon: Searching for the cooperative values in times of internationalization. Organization 21(5): 666-682.
  • Gingerich, W. (2009) Corruption and Political Decay: Evidence from Bolivia, Quarterly Journal of Political Science, 4(1), pp. 1-34.
  • Guttmann A. (2019) The Social Solidarity Economy: Discerning its Theory to Accommodate the Commons. 18(2): 43-57.
  • Heras-Saizarbitoria I. (2014) The ties that bind? Exploring the basic principles of worker-owned organizations in practice. Organization 21(5): 645-665.
  • International Social Science Journal 62(203/204): 205
  • Johanisova N and Wolf (2012) Economic democracy: A path for the future? Futures 44(6): 562-570.
  • Langford T. (2015) Union Democracy as a Foundation for a Participatory Society: A Theoretical Elaboration and Historical Example. Labour-Le Travail 76): 79-+.
  • Lansbury (2009) Workplace Democracy and the Global Financial Crisis. Journal of Industrial Relations 51(5): 599-616.
  • Lansbury, D. (2009) Workplace Democracy and the Global Financial Crisis, Journal of Industrial Relations, 51(5), pp. 599-616.
  • Lavenia P. (2013) The Defetishized Society: New Economic Democracy as a Libertarian Alternative to Capitalism. Political Studies Review 11(2): 250-251.
  • Maheshvarananda D. (2012) After Capitalism: Economic Democracy in Action, San German, PR: Innerworld Publications. (Chapter 5 – Cooperatives for Better World) pp. 103-123
  • Malleson T. (2014) After Occupy Economic Democracy for the 21st Century. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Chapter 1 Economic Democracy:
  • Melman (2001) After capitalism: from managerialism to workplace democracy, New York: Alfred A. Knopf.
  • Ould Ahmed (2015) What does ‘solidarity economy’ mean? Contours and feasibility of a theoretical and political project. Business Ethics: A European Review 24(4): 425-435.
  • Polko, (2015). Models of participatory budgeting: the case study of Polish city. Journal of Economics & Management, 19, 34-44.
  • Ranis, P. (2019). Worker Cooperatives: The Default Alternative to Predatory United States Capitalism. Socialism and Democracy, 33(1), 112-140. doi: 10.1080/08854300.2019.1653627 Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/08854300.2019.1653627
  • Schweickart, D. (2016). Economic democracy: An ethically desirable socialism that is economically viable. The Next System Project. Retrieved from https://thenextsystem.org/sites/default/files/2017- 08/NewSystems_DavidSchweickart.pdf
  • Swift, R. (2002) The No-Nonsense Guide to Democracy, [Chapter 4 – Democratizing the Economy] (London: Verso).
  • Wiksell, K. (2020). Worker Cooperatives for Social Change: Knowledge-Making through Constructive Resistance within the Capitalist Market Economy. Journal of Political Power, 13(2), 201-216. doi: 10.1080/2158379X.2020.1764803 Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/2158379X.2020.1764803
  • On Democratic Confederalism in Rojava, Kurdistan. Syria.
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  • https://www.opendemocracy.net/search/?query=rojava
  • https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/north-africa-west-asia/making-rojava-green-again/
  • https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/5050/rojava-revolution-how-deep-is-change/
  • https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/north-africa-west-asia/regaining-hope-in-rojava/
  • Hosseini, A. (2016). The Spirit of the Spiritless Situation: The Significance of Rojava as an Alternative Model of Political Development in the Context of the Middle East. Critique, 44(3), 253-265. doi: 10.1080/03017605.2016.1199631 Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/03017605.2016.1199631
  • Colasanti, N., Frondizi, R., Liddle, J., & Meneguzzo, M. (2018). Grassroots Democracy and Local Government in Northern Syria: The Case of Democratic Confederalism. Local Government Studies, 44(6), 807-825. https://doi.org/10.1080/03003930.2018.1501366
  • Gerber, D., & Brincat, S. (2018). When Öcalan Met Bookchin: The Kurdish Freedom Movement and the Political Theory of Democratic Confederalism. Geopolitics, 1-25. https://doi.org/10.1080/14650045.2018.1508016
  • Cemgil, C. (2016). The Republican Ideal of Freedom as Non-Domination and the Rojava Experiment: ‘States as They Are’ or a New Socio-Political Imagination? Philosophy & Social Criticism, 42(4-5), 419-428. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0191453715624959
  • Rasit, H., & Kolokotronis, A. (2020). Decentralist Vanguards: Women’s Autonomous Power and Left Convergence in Rojava. Globalizations, 17(5), 869-883. https://doi.org/10.1080/14747731.2020.1722498
  • (2015). Rojava. Capitalism Nature Socialism, 26(1), 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1080/10455752.2015.1006948
  • Küçük, B., & Özselçuk, C. (2016). The Rojava Experience: Possibilities and Challenges of Building a Democratic Life. South Atlantic Quarterly, 115(1), 184-196. https://doi.org/10.1215/00382876-3425013

Alternative Futures beyond Capitalist Sustainability

  • Asara, V, Profumi, E and Kallis, G (2013) Degrowth, Democracy and Environmental Values, 22(2): 217-239.
  • Asici AA and Bunul (2012) Green New Deal: A Green Way out of the Crisis? Environmental Policy and Governance 22(5): 295-306.
  • Baer, A. (2016). Toward democratic eco-socialism as the next world system. The Next System Project. Retrieved from https://thenextsystem.org/sites/default/files/2017-08/HansBaer.pdf
  • Barbier, E. (2010). A global green new deal: Rethinking the economic recovery. Cambridge University Press.
  • Bauhardt, C. (2014). Solutions to the Crisis? The Green New Deal, Degrowth, and the Solidarity Economy: Alternatives to the Capitalist Growth Economy from an Ecofeminist Economics Perspective. Ecological Economics, 102, 60-68. doi: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2014.03.01
  • Betto F and Lowy M. (2010) Ecosocialism spirituality and supportability. Pensee 363): 91-+.
  • Boillat, S, Gerber, JF and Funes-Monzote, FR (2012) What economic democracy for degrowth? Some comments on the contribution of socialist models and Cuban Futures, 44(6): 600-607.
  • Bregje Van Veelen (2018) Negotiating energy democracy in practice: governance processes in community energy projects, Environmental Politics, 27:4, 644-665, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/09644016.2018.1427824
  • Brownhill L and Turner (2019) Ecofeminism at the Heart of Ecosocialism. Capitalism Nature Socialism 30(1): 1-10.
  • Building Community Capacity for Energy Democracy: A Deck of Strategies: https://thenextsystem.org/learn/collections/building-community-capacity-energy-democracy-deck- strategies
  • Chomsky, N., & Pollin, R. (2020). Climate Crisis and the Global Green New Deal: The Political Economy of Saving the Planet. Verso.
  • D’Alisa, G, Demaria, F & Cattaneo, C (2013) ‘Civil and Uncivil Actors for a Degrowth Society’, Journal of Civil Society, 9, no. 2, pp. 212-224.
  • Dawson, 2010, ‘Climate Justice: The Emerging Movement against Green Capitalism’, South Atlantic Quarterly, 109: 2, pp. 313 – 338.
  • Demaria, F, Schneider, F, Sekulova, F & Martinez-Alier, J (2013) ‘What is degrowth? From an activist slogan to a social movement’, Environmental Values, vol. 22, no. 2, pp. 191–215.
  • Deriu, M (2012) Democracies with a future: Degrowth and the democratic Futures, 44(6): 553-561.
  • Hailwood, (2003). Eco-anarchism and liberal reformism. Ecotheology: Journal of Religion, Nature & the Environment, 8 (2), pp. 224-241.
  • Hong S and Vicdan (2016) Re-imagining the utopian: Transformation of a sustainable lifestyle in ecovillages. Journal of Business Research 69(1): 120-136.
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  • Huan (2010) Eco-socialism in an Era of Capitalist Globalisation: Bridging the West and the East. Eco- Socialism as Politics: Rebuilding the Basis of Our Modern Civilisation: 3-12.
  • Huan QZ. (2010) Growth Economy and Its Ecological Impacts upon China: An Eco-socialist Analysis. Eco-Socialism as Politics: Rebuilding the Basis of Our Modern Civilisation: 191-203.
  • Kovel (2014) Ecosocialism as a Human Phenomenon. Capitalism Nature Socialism 25(1): 10-23.
  • Leigh Brownhill & Terisa E. Turner (2020) Ecofeminist Ways, Ecosocialist Means: Life in the Post- capitalist Future, Capitalism Nature Socialism, 31:1, 1-14, DOI:10.1080/10455752.2019.1710362: https://doi.org/10.1080/10455752.2019.1710362
  • Mateer, J., et al. (eds.) (2021), Energies Beyond The State: Anarchist Political Ecology and the Liberation of Nature. Rowman & Littlefield, London.
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  • Moore (2011) Eco/feminism and rewriting the ending of feminism: From the Chipko movement to Clayoquot Sound. Feminist Theory 12(1): 3-21.
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  • Rakopoulos (2013) Responding to the crisis: food co-operatives and the solidarity economy in Greece. Anthropology Southern Africa 36(3-4): 102-107.
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