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Productivism and beyond

Tony Fitzpatrick

in After the New Social Democracy

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print November 2003 | ISBN: 9780719064760
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781700433 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7228/manchester/9780719064760.003.0005
Productivism and beyond

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This chapter discusses the differences between productivism and post-productivism in relation to social democracy. It shows that while post-productivism does not abandon the aims of increases in growth, productivity and well-being, it does recontextualise them in terms of what are called reproductive values. These values refer to the ecological and social conditions of a productive economy or conditions which that economy is increasingly unable to replenish. This chapter highlights the role of ecowelfare in guiding social democracy in the direction of a post-employment society.

Keywords: productivism; post-productivism; social democracy; productive values; productive economy; ecowelfare; post-employment society

Chapter.  6379 words. 

Subjects: Political Theory

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