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Title: Democratic ownership in the USA: a quiet revolution

Authors: Marjorie Kelly; Thomas M. Hanna

Addresses: The Democracy Collaborative, 1200 18th Street NW. Suite 1225, Washington, DC 20036, USA ' The Democracy Collaborative, 1200 18th Street NW. Suite 1225, Washington, DC 20036, USA

Abstract: A quiet ownership revolution is underway in the USA, one that holds tremendous promise for a new age of economic, social, and environmental justice. The old trio of conventional public, private, and non-profit ownership forms is no longer adequate to encompass the evolution and hybridisation of institutional forms currently underway. This paper offers a taxonomy of democratic ownership models, an exploration of new innovations emerging, and observations on how these models might be scaled up to create an economy of enduring, broadly enjoyed prosperity.

Keywords: democratic ownership; models; design; cooperatives; worker ownership; public ownership; USA; social enterprise.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPP.2019.099057

International Journal of Public Policy, 2019 Vol.15 No.1/2, pp.92 - 110

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 29 Mar 2019 *

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