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Ours to Master and to Own: Workers' Control from the Commune to the Present

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From the dawning of the industrial epoch, wage earners have organized themselves into unions,
fought bitter strikes, and gone so far as to challenge the very premises of the system by creating
institutions of democratic self-management aimed at controlling production without bosses. With
specific examples drawn from every corner of the globe and every period of modern histor
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ebook, 400 pages
Published July 5th 2011 by Haymarket Books (first published May 1st 2011)
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Martin Empson
This is an extremely important book, that looks at the historical lessons of workers struggles (in particular occupations) but also examples of workers power during the revolutions post-WW1 and later in the twentieth century. There are many lessons for today's movements, though the book is not without some problems. My full review here:

http://resolutereader.blogspot.com/20...
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Dario Azzellini is assistant professor for sociology at the Johannes Kepler University in Linz, Austria, writer and documentary director. He holds a PhD in political science at the Goethe University in Frankfurt (Germany) and a PhD in sociology at the BUAP in Puebla (Mexico). His research and writing focuses on social and revolutionary militancy, popular power and self-administration, workers cont ...more
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