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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: The Organization of Production and its Publics: Mental Proximity, Market and Hierarchies
Authors: Sacchetti, Silvia
Sugden, Roger
Contact Email: silvia.sacchetti@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: proximity
markets
hierarchies
public interests
democratic deliberation
Issue Date: Sep-2009
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Citation: Sacchetti S & Sugden R (2009) The Organization of Production and its Publics: Mental Proximity, Market and Hierarchies, Review of Social Economy, 67 (3), pp. 289-311.
Abstract: The paper introduces mental proximity as an ideal-type criterion for assessing the organization of production, and positions it as a benchmark alongside markets and hierarchies in a three-dimensional space. Following a Deweyan approach, the criterion is focused on democratic deliberation espoused by necessary values: the rejection of controlling influences, positive freedom, inclusion on equal terms, informed participation, the desire to reach a consensus, sympathy, mutual respect, reciprocity, and continuous learning. We also identify a community network as a complex of people who seek to relate to each other in accord with mental proximity, and discuss influences on their search.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/2060
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00346760802621906
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Affiliation: Socio-Management
Stirling Management School

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