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Mar 17, 2003 | ISBN 9781859844663

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“As we lose sight of alternatives, there is no more important political and theoretical task than to develop real utopias, real in that they are based on existing institutional experiments, utopian in that they challenge ruling ideas of the epoch. In Deepening Democracy, the latest volume in the Real Utopias series, Archon Fung and Erik Olin Wright have brought together cases of what they call ‘empowered participatory governance,’ cases in which popular political participation becomes a vehicle for equity and efficiency. From Chicago public education to panchayat reform in Kerala, from habitat conservation in the United States to participatory budgeting in Porto Alegre, we have case studies that enable Fung and Wright to think through the practical problems of real democracy. This is an inspirational political critique but at the same time a program for critical politics.”—Michael Burawoy

“Erik Wright has made a towering contribution to the thought of the left over a quarter of a century. This arises from his own intellectual contribution … but also from his tireless work in identifying issues, bringing people together, and encouraging them to publish their results.”—Science and Society

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