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Kooperatyzm jako idea demokracji uczestniczącej
Cooperatism as Idea of the Participatory Democracy

Author(s): Katarzyna Maria Cwynar
Subject(s): Philosophy
Published by: Stowarzyszenie Filozofów Krajów Słowiańskich
Keywords: cooperatism; participatory democracy; cooperative movement; association; cooperation

Summary/Abstract: Cooperatism is presented as a concept and a social movement formed in the early nineteenth century in England. The author also points to the idea of the cooperatism on the Polish lands of the end 19th century. This trend, as the idea of participatory democracy is presented on the concept formulated by Edward Abramowski. This philosopher was in favour of so-called the Cooperative Republic as a system of economic organizations of direct producers and administrators manufactured goods. This system is intended to ensure the participation of members of the associations and their organizations in economic and public life. Cooperatism formulated by E. Abramowski is presented as an alternative to the capitalism based on private property and exploitation, and as an alternative to the socialism as the state of the dictatorship of the proletariat and state property.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 12
  • Page Range: 95-109
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Polish