Workers' control, the case of the Portuguese revolution

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Abstract

Workers' control is one of the most interesting but least studied phenomena of Portugal's revolutionary period. That is obviously a paradox because the existence of workers' control is one of the criteria for defining a period as being revolutionary—as we will argue. In this article, we analyze the theoretical questions around the concept of “workers control,” the difference with the processes of self‐management; empirical cases of companies under workers' control in 1975 in Portugal. From these we analyze the relation between workers, state and revolution, with emphasis on the dual power.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)621-636
Number of pages16
JournalJOURNAL OF LABOR AND SOCIETY
Volume22
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2019

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