The Return of Economic Planning

An issue of: South Atlantic Quarterly

The Return of Economic Planning
Journal Issue Pages: 208 Volume 119, Number 1 Published: January 2020 An issue of South Atlantic Quarterly
Special Issue Editor: Campbell Jones
Contributors to this special issue propose placing economic planning firmly back on the agenda of Left politics. Today, capital and the capitalist state are fully planned, yet economic planning remains a key site of political struggle, and it exists in diverse places and forms—in algorithms, in sites of dispute, in communes, in music, and coming from above or below. The authors explore new ways of seeing and thinking about economic planning, arguing that the question is no longer whether or not to plan but rather what kind of economic planning is taking place, what purpose it is serving, and who is included in making and executing plans.

Contributors: Jasper Bernes, Luca Casarini, George Ciccariello-Maher, John Clegg, Silvia Federici, Michael Hardt, Campbell Jones, Le Mardi Gras Collective, Rob Lucas, Matteo Mandarini, Alessandro Metz, Sandro Mezzadra, Brett Nielson, Enrica Rigo, Alberto Toscano, Jessica Whyte

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