This book is an exploration into the uncharted territory of social reality. It explores social relations and politics, presenting a critique of contemporary socioeconomic systems and discussions on the Marxist Doctrine of Transition. The book is intended to meet Robert Heilbroner's request.
Table of Contents
Foreword, PART ONE: A Critique of Contemporary Socioeconomic Systems, 1. Capitalism, 2. Etatism, 3. Social Stratification in Capitalism and Etatism, 4. Alienation and Reiftcation, PART TWO: Searching for an Alternative, 5. Historical Laboratory: A New Social System in the Making, 6. Comparative Organization and Efficiency, 7. The Desirability of Socialism, PART THREE: The Design of Self-Governing Socialism, 8. Equality of Producers, 9. Equality of Consumers, 10. Equality of Citizens: The Decentralization and Déconcentration of Power, 11. Equality of Citizens: Socialist Democracy, 12. Planning cum Market, 13. Macroeconomic Organization, PART FOUR: The Period of Transition, 14. Historical Scenario, 15. Searching for a Strategy of Transition, 16. Paths of Transition: Developed Capitalist Countries, 17. Paths of Transition: Etatist Countries, 18. Paths of Transition: Less Developed Countries, A Postscript, 19. Socialism and Beyond, Notes, Index of Names, Index of Subjects