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Communes and Workers' Control in Venezuela : Building 21st Century Socialism from Below

Communes and Workers' Control in Venezuela : Building 21st Century Socialism from Below
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  • {u200E}Contents -- {u200E}Acknowledgements -- {u200E}Abbreviations -- {u200E}Chapter 1. Introduction -- {u200E}1. Venezuela's Specific Path -- {u200E}2. The Dilemma of the State -- {u200E}3. Two-Track Construction -- {u200E}4. Local Self-Government, Communal Councils (CCs), and Communes -- {u200E}5. Cooperatives, Co-Management, Self-Management, and Workers' Control -- {u200E}6. The Revolution without Chávez -- {u200E}Chapter 2. Class, Constituent Power, and Popular Power -- {u200E}1. Updating the Concept of Class -- {u200E}1.1. Theoretical Notes on Class and Multitude -- {u200E}1.2. Class Composition and Breadth in Venezuela -- {u200E}2. Socio-Territorial Segregation and Class Formation -- {u200E}3. From Taking Power to Process: Constituent Power and Popular Power -- {u200E}3.1. Crisis as a Motor of History: Constituent Power vs. Constituted Power -- {u200E}3.2. The Popular Constituent Process -- {u200E}3.3. The Simultaneity of Foci: Resistance, Insurrection and Constituent Power -- {u200E}3.4. Popular Power: The Knowledge of Resistance -- {u200E}Chapter 3. Movements and Alternative Construction in Venezuela -- {u200E}1. Social Movements or Popular Movements? -- {u200E}2. The Historical Current for Change and the Ruptures of the Continuum -- {u200E}3. The New Framework of Action -- {u200E}4. Popular Actors and Autonomous Construction -- {u200E}4.1. The Bolívar and Zamora Revolutionary Current -- {u200E}4.2. The Settlers' Movement -- {u200E}4.3. National Network of Communards -- {u200E}Chapter 4. The Communal Councils: Local Self-Administration and Social Transformation -- {u200E}1. The Origins of the CCs and Their Antecedents in Local Participation -- {u200E}1.1. Participatory Budgeting -- {u200E}1.2. The Failed CLPP Initiative -- {u200E}1.3. Metropolitan Council for Planning Public Policies (CMPPP) -- {u200E}1.4. The Municipal Constituent -- {u200E}1.5. The Local Work Cabinets in Caracas -- {u200E}2. The Communal Councils -- {u200E}2.1. The Genesis of the CCs -- {u200E}2.2. Makeup and Structure -- {u200E}2.3. Rigid Law and Flexible Praxis
  • {u200E}2.4. Financing and Financial Administration -- {u200E}2.5. Projects -- {u200E}2.6. Decentralisation or Centralisation -- {u200E}2.7. Development, Situation, and Contradictions -- {u200E}2.8. Relationship between CCs and Institutions -- {u200E}2.9. CCs and Popular Movements -- {u200E}2.10. Relations between CCs and Communities -- {u200E}2.11. The Appropriation of CCs by Communities and the Question of the State -- {u200E}3. The CCs as a Means of Participation in the Barrios of Caracas -- {u200E}3.1. The 'Emiliano Hernández' Communal Council, Magallanes de Catia, Caracas -- {u200E}3.2. The CC as a Body of Self-Administration -- {u200E}3.3. Participation as a Process of Development and of Social Recognition -- {u200E}3.4. New Social Relations and Community Transformation -- {u200E}3.5. Participation as a Process of Democratisation and of Building Collectivity -- {u200E}3.6. The CC 'Unidos por el Chapulún', Parroquia Nuestra Sra. del Rosario, Baruta -- {u200E}3.7. CCs in Caracas: Conclusions -- {u200E}3.8. Participation -- {u200E}3.9. Relationship between Communities and Institutions -- {u200E}Chapter 5. New Collective Business Paradigms -- {u200E}1. Cooperatives -- {u200E}1.1. Roots of Cooperativism in Venezuela -- {u200E}1.2. Governmental Policies of Support for Cooperatives -- {u200E}1.3. Limitations of State Support for Cooperatives -- {u200E}1.4. Internal Organisation of Cooperatives -- {u200E}1.5. The Problematisation of Cooperativism -- {u200E}2. New Entrepreneurial Models -- {u200E}2.1. Private Enterprise and Co-Management -- {u200E}2.2. Co-Management in State Businesses -- {u200E}2.3. Social Production Companies -- {u200E}Chapter 6. Workers' Control, Workers' Councils, and Class Struggle -- {u200E}1. Recuperated Companies and Nationalisation -- {u200E}2. Workers' Control and Workers' Councils -- {u200E}2.1. The Movement for Workers' Control -- {u200E}2.2. The Socialist Workers' Councils -- {u200E}2.3. The CVG and the 2009-19 Socialist Guayana Plan -- {u200E}3. Workers' Control: The Example of Inveval
  • {u200E}3.1. From the Struggle for Pay to the Struggle for the Factory -- {u200E}3.2. The Workers Abandon the Cooperative and Form a Council -- {u200E}4. Alcasa: Class Struggle for Productive Transformation against Bureaucracy and Corruption -- {u200E}4.1. Revolutionary Co-Management -- {u200E}4.2. The Victory of Bureaucracy and Corruption -- {u200E}4.3. Workers' Control Returns -- {u200E}4.4. The Organisational Structure of the New Alcasa -- {u200E}4.5. Worker Inventiveness Workshops -- {u200E}4.6. The Alcasa Initiatives and the Institutional Embargo -- {u200E}4.7. The Attack on Workers' Control and the Negation of the Socialist Guayana Plan -- {u200E}5. New Struggles for Workers' Control -- {u200E}6. Approaching the Issue of New Worker Subjectivities in the Context of Participation and Class Struggle -- {u200E}6.1. Horizontality in the Factory and Change Throughout Society -- {u200E}6.2. The New Collective Self -- {u200E}Chapter 7. Communes, Production, and the Communal State -- {u200E}1. Communes -- {u200E}1.1. Origin and Form -- {u200E}1.2. Communes and Constituted Power -- {u200E}2. Companies of Communal Social Property and the Construction of a Communal Economy -- {u200E}3. Communal State: State or Non-State? -- {u200E}Chapter 8. Local and Worker Self-Management, Two-Track Construction, and Class Struggle: A Preliminary Assessment -- {u200E}1. The Bolivarian Process and Class Struggle -- {u200E}2. Communal Councils, Communes, and Communal State -- {u200E}3. Property Models, the Administration of the Means of Production, and Class Struggle -- {u200E}4. Nationalisation, Workers' Control, and the Socialist Workers' Councils -- {u200E}5. The Relation of Constituent and Constituted Power to Class Struggle -- {u200E}Interviews -- {u200E}Macro Actors -- {u200E}Macro Actors (Labour and Production) -- {u200E}Communal Enterprises, Commune 'Eje de MACA', Petare, Gran Caracas, Miranda -- {u200E}Cemento Andino, Monay, Trujillo -- {u200E}Inveval, Valve Factory, Carrizal, Miranda -- {u200E}Alcasa, Aluminium Smelter, Ciudad Guayana, Bolívar
  • {u200E}Macro Actors (Communal Councils) -- {u200E}Communal Council Activists -- {u200E}Communal Council 'Emiliano Hernández', Magallanes de Catia, Caracas -- {u200E}Communal Council 'Unidos por el Chapulún', Nuestra Sra. del Rosario Parish, Baruta -- {u200E}Group Discussion with CC Spokespeople of Six Parishes in the Municipality of Libertador -- {u200E}Communes -- {u200E}References -- {u200E}Index
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