|Title||A War of Position: Ideas on a Strategy for Worker Cooperative Development|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1990|
This paper explores briefly how the 'war of position' strategy advocated by neo-Marxist theoretician Antonio Gramsci may be construed as a model for the successful development of worker cooperatives. The approach can provide valuable theoretical support to the myriad pragmatic cooperative projects underway in a different economic and sociopolitical contexts; it also justifies the crucial role of institutional, political and cultural supportive mechanisms in development. This framework identifies obstacles to worker cooperative promotion emanating from generalized First, Second and Third World scenarios. An assessment of the prospects of implementation of the Gramscian-inspired strategy (including potential pitfalls) concludes the paper.
|URL||http://american.coop/sites/default/files/Baldacchino - A War of Position.pdf|