ABSTRACT

Devine begins with an analysis of the theory and practice of capitalist planning, central planning and 'market socialism'. He argues that, while market socialism is currently favoured by many economists who reject both capitalism and the command planning of the Soviet model, it cannot fulfil the promises held out for it. In the remainder of the bo

part Part I|25 pages

Introduction

chapter 1|23 pages

Introduction

part Part II|84 pages

Historical Experience

chapter 2|26 pages

Capitalist Planning

chapter 3|27 pages

Central Planning

chapter 4|29 pages

Market Socialism

part Part III|75 pages

Objectives

chapter 5|25 pages

The Socialization of Production

chapter 6|24 pages

Democracy

chapter 7|24 pages

Abolition of the Social Division of Labour

part Part IV|72 pages

Democratic Planning

chapter 8|23 pages

National Priorities and Planning

chapter 9|23 pages

Communities and Production Units

chapter 10|24 pages

Negotiated Coordination

part Part V|18 pages

Conclusion

chapter 11|16 pages

Conclusion