Parecon Finland is an organization focused on bringing a new viewpoint on ecology, democracy and economy to Finland. They use the advanced concept and idea of participatory economics as a starting point for more in-depth discussion on different alternatives.
Parecon Sweden aims to win a society and an economic system that is based on participation, solidarity, equity and self management. Its short term objective is to increase knowledge about, interest in and support of the Participatory Economics model.
A transcript of a talk presented by Robin Hahnel at the 100th anniversary of the founding of the CNT conference, describing how workers and consumers could best go about planning their own, interrelated economic activities themselves.
Robin Hahnel is an economist and political activist. He was Professor Emeritus at American University in Washington, D.C and Portland State University. He is a co-creator of the Participatory Economics model.
Unless the economy is of the people and by the people it will never be for the people. This book is for people who want to know what a desirable alternative to capitalism might look like. Order online →
In a libertarian socialist economy, what kind of information and transactions would need to be recorded in order to enable democratic participation, efficient decision-making and equitable outcomes? Using the economic model Participatory Economics as a framework, this book proposes a set of accounting principles for an economy comprised of common ownership of productive resources, federations of worker and consumer councils, and democratic planning. Order online →
Participatory Economics – a model for a new economy (FREE E-book)
Anders Sandstrom, Chris Chrysostomou, Jason Chrysostomou, Florian Zollman, 2014
Participatory Economics is a model for a new economy based on democracy, justice and ecological sustainability proposed as an alternative to our current economic system. This free e-book of content from the website provides readers with an introduction to the key values and institutions of a participatory economy with links to further information. Available to download in the following formats:
Leading radical thinkers Robin Hahnel and Erik Olin Wright take on the crucial but all-too neglected question: what kind of society should we be fighting for instead of capitalism? Hahnel favours ‘participatory economics’. Wright advocates ‘real utopian socialism’. Alternatives to Capitalism puts these practical proposals through their paces in an in-depth, frank and extremely instructive debate about the central question of our time. Download Free e-book →
In Economic Justice and Democracy Robin Hahnel presents a coherent set of economic institutions and procedures that can deliver economic justice and democracy through a “participatory economy”. Order online →
‘What do you want?’ is a constant query put to economic and globalization activists decrying current poverty, alienation and degradation. In this highly praised new work, destined to attract worldwide attention and support, Michael Albert provides an answer: Participatory Economics, ‘Parecon’ for short. Read the book free online >
Here Michael Albert and Robin Hahnel support the libertarian socialist tradition by presenting a rigorous, well-defined model of how producers and consumers could democratically plan their interconnected activities. Read the book free online > Order online →
How work can be organized efficiently and productively without hierarchy; how consumption could be fulfilling and also equitable; and how participatory planning could promote solidarity and foster self-management. Read the book free online > Order online →
A lively and accessible introduction to modern political economy. Informed by the work of Marx, Veblen, Kalecki, Robinson, Minsky and other great political economists, Robin Hahnel provides the essential tools needed to understand economic issues today. Order online →