mέta launches its Working Papers series

The Centre for Postcapitalist Civilisation’s working papers series, mέta Working Papers, publishes peer-reviewed interdisciplinary research that explicitly or implicitly explores aspects of our liminal times, of our transition towards postcapitalist futures — be they dystopian or utopian, or anything in between. We are particularly interested in the exposure of academic works-in-progress to an audience of postcapitalism-oriented thinkers.

mέta Working Papers welcomes solicited and unsolicited papers in English, Greek, or preferably both, on aspects of the nascent postcapitalist era and follows a single-blind peer review process. The Papers are on-line open-access publications under the Creative Commons CC BY-NC-ND license. An indicative word count would be around 3.500-7.000 words. Our non-binding suggestion for references is the Chicago Style system, either notes+bibliography or author-date. Submissions must include an abstract. Authors must include a biographical note of 60-100 words. The editorial team maintains final discretion over publication of all content. Publication does not entail an endorsement of mέta Working Papers’ contents, which reflect the views only of the authors, and mέta cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

The mέta Working Papers Board is as follows:

Editor: Dr Sotiris Mitralexis

Assistant Editor: Kostas Raptis

Advisory Committee

Dr Antara Haldar, University of Cambridge

Dr Kostas Kanellopoulos, University of Crete

Dr Athina Karatzogianni, University of Leicester

Dr Vasilis Kostakis, Tallinn University of Technology & Harvard University

Dr Lyndsey Stonebridge, University of Birmingham

Dr Nicolas Theocarakis, University of Athens

Dr Paul Tyson, University of Queensland

Dr Yanis Varoufakis, University of Athens

Dr Sissy Velissariou, University of Athens

Dr Mari Velonaki, University of New South Wales

Correspondence and submission: [email protected], cc’ing [email protected], with ‘mέta Working Papers Submission’ on the subject line.

Our latest mέta Working Paper is Professor Robin Hahnel’s Participatory Planning (accessible here), part of the “Towards (a Better) Postcapitalism: A Handy How-To Guide” series under “Allocation.”

mέta Working Papers’ series “Towards (a Better) Postcapitalism: A Handy How-To Guide” publishes solicited policy papers on aspects of how would a non-dystopian postcapitalism look like. The series focuses on three ‘pillars’:

Production | Allocation | Decision-making

i.e., how could/would postcapitalist production be like (and who would own the means of production), what shape would the allocation of goods take (and which alternatives to the market economy may be explored), and what would be the main tenets of postcapitalist democracy.

In this latest paper, Professor Robin Hahnel addresses the second pillar, ‘allocation’, as participatory planning:

Earlier additions to the series include  Yannis Papadopoulos’ mέta Working Paper entitled Ethics Lost: The severance of the entrenched relationship between ethics and economics by contemporary neoclassical mainstream economics (accessible here):

More to come: watch this space.