Economic Democracy Workshop


Call for abstracts — Deadline March 10, 2017

Rethinking Economic Democracy

Workshop at Leiden University, part of the Dutch Political Association Meeting, June 1-2, 2017

Conveners: Nicholas Vrousalis (Leiden) and Gabriel Wollner (Humboldt)

Description: One remedy against mounting economic inequality consists in democratizing economic institutions. Such democratization may range from giving workers control rights over their places of work, to control rights over firm-specific means of production, to ownership rights over the means of production as a whole.

This workshop will bring together philosophers, economists, and political theorists, with the aim of rejuvenating the debate on economic democracy. We welcome abstracts on topics falling under this theme, broadly construed. Here is an indicative, non-exhaustive list of possible topics:

§ Workplace democracy
§ Workplace republicanism and constitutionalism
§ Representation and the workplace
§ Workers’ councils
§ Council communism
§ Market socialism
§ Public ownership
§ Work and the welfare state
§ Property-owning democracy
§ Trade unions

Abstract submission: Please submit an abstract (max. 500 words) to: economicdemocracyleiden[at] by March 10, 2017.

Submission: March 10, 2017
Notification: March 31, 2017
Workshop: June 1-2, 2017

Information about conference fees and accommodation will be posted here.