Critical Reflections On The (Post-) Yugoslav Social Condition: The Past, The Present And The Break-Up (The Crisis of Social Thought Today and its Implications for the Post-Yugoslavian Social Condition)

The main aim was to explore the relevance of the concept of workers’ self-management today – in a contradictory historical moment, when the search for an alternative to the capitalist mode of production is becoming more and more urgent and when there are self-management experiments emerging in places where capitalist organization of production had the most devastating consequences (for example during Argentina’s financial collapse or in the deindustrialized zones of China and Russia), while at the same time capital itself tries to both cut the costs of management and discipline the work force by utilizing certain technologies of organization of production reminiscent of self-management – and to critically examine the history of theories and practices of self-management, especially its Yugoslav version.


East East Beyond Borders Program (Open Society Foundations)