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Some references on the notion of associate work in the 19th century


  • Mirta H. Vuotto

    () (Centro de Estudios de Sociología del Trabajo, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina.)


This paper presents an analysis of the workers´ associationism and the production cooperativism´s main traditions to consider the reasons of the associate work and their adopted forms for overcoming the capitalist ownership effects. We emphasize the political nature assigned by Charles Fourier, Philippe Buchez y Louis Blanc that consider the associate work as the most reliable and effective manner to proscribe misery, to empower the merit and to pay each one according to its work. For those authors, the associate work model ensure worker the whole products of his labor tries to remove the worker from the capitalist exploitation and to release him from the subordination to the businessman. It’s a way of founding equality and freedom, forging justice.

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  • Mirta H. Vuotto, 2009. "Some references on the notion of associate work in the 19th century," Economía, Instituto de Investigaciones Económicas y Sociales (IIES). Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Sociales. Universidad de Los Andes. Mérida, Venezuela, vol. 34(28), pages 103-127, July-Dece.
  • Handle: RePEc:ula:econom:v:34:y:2009:i:28:p:103-127

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    1. Danièle Demoustier & Damien Rousseliere, 2005. "L'économie Social e et Coopérative Des Associationnistes: De La Critique Des Fondements De L'économie Politique à La Régulation Sociale Du Marché," Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 76(4), pages 517-543, December.
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    Producer cooperatives; labor managed Firms; employee ownership; worker cooperatives; utopian socialism.;

    JEL classification:

    • J54 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining - - - Producer Cooperatives; Labor Managed Firms


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