VV orker self-management has a strong appeal to those who, unhappy with the failings of corporate capitalism and bureaucratic socialism, are looking for a more humane alternative. Robert A. Dahl is to be thanked for raising the possibilities of workplace democracy in his Winter 1984 Dissent article, “Democracy in the Workplace: Is It a Right or
a Privilege?” I think, however, that his analysis of self-management misses many of the really interesting problems such sy...
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