Tom Malleson is an Assistant Professor in the Social Justice and Peace Studies program at King's University College at Western University, Canada.
[Tom Malleson] shows how these ideas [of economic democracy] have worked in social democratic countries and why they are worth serious consideration. Publishers Weekly This is a wonderful book - concise, well-argued, impassioned. Our present political system is broken. Our present economic system is broken. But, argues Malleson, another world is possible, a far better world - not pie-in-the sky, but a 'realistic utopia,' the key institutions of which can be specified and rigorously defended, for elements of this 'new world' are already present and have been carefully studied. As Malleson makes clear, our future is not determined. It could be the economic/environmental dystopia toward which neoliberal capitalism is taking us - or a sane, humane, genuinely democratic world. Malleson's clear-eyed analysis offers reasons for hope. David Schweickart, Professor of Philosophy, Loyola University of Chicago Drawing on and integrating a wealth of knowledge from political philosophy and political economy, as well as his rich appreciation of existing examples of economic democracy from around the world, Tom Malleson convincingly argues for Economic Democracy as a feasible and desirable alternative to which 21st-century economic justice movements should aspire. This book offers all the key components of a comprehensive alternative vision: close analysis and critique of existing economic structures, careful thought about how workplaces and investment might be democratized, and clear moral thinking about why such an alternative is so badly needed. Rigorously argued and engaging all the hard questions, After Occupy is an accessible and essential one-stop shop for academics and activists serious about creating a democratic alternative to the failing status quo. Thad Williamson, Associate Professor of Leadership Studies and Philosophy, Politics, Economics and Law, University of Richmond Tom Malleson's After Occupy provides an exceptionally insightful and nuanced defense of economic democracy. It combines sophisticated philosophical analysis of normative issues with careful empirical discussion of the actual practice of democracy in different kinds of economic institutions. The discussion never indulges in simple cheer-leading for democratic principles, yet also never loses sight of the serious aspirations for a meaningfully democratic world. It is a superb piece of work. Erik Olin Wright, Professor of Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison and author of Envisioning Real Utopias After Occupy is a stimulating book worth reading for anyone concerned with increasing inequalities and serious about investigating alternative ways to organize socio-economic cooperation. Thomas Ferretti, Ethical Perspectives Malleson's emphasis on the trade-offs of democratising the economy make him an important and original voice in contemporary radical economics. Elliot Murphy, The New Left Project