RC49 - Socialism, Capitalism and Democracy


Dr James Chamberlain, Mississippi State University

Department of Political Science and Public Administration
Mississippi State University
101 Sandhurst Road
Starkville, MS 39759
United States
Phone: 206-313-1728



Verónica Gago (Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina),
Brian Milstein (University of Limerick, Ireland) brian.m.milstein@gmail.com
Albena Azmanova (University of Kent's Brussels School of International Studies, Belgium) A.Azmanova@kent.ac.uk
Bryan Evans (Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada) b1evans@politics.ryerson.ca
Steven Klein (King's College, London, UK) steven.klein@kcl.ac.uk
María G. Navarro (University of Salamanca, Spain) mariagnavarro@usal.es
Clyde W. Barrow (University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, USA) clyde.barrow@utrgv.edu
Ebru Tekin Bilbil (University of Boğaziçi, Turkey) ebru.tekin@ozyegin.edu.tr
Darrel Moellendorf (Johann Wolfgang Universität Frankfurt am Main, Germany) darrel.moellendorf@normativeorders.net
Soledad Soza (Universidad de los Lagos, Chile) soledad_soza@yahoo.com
Tukumbi Lumumba-Kasongo (Wells College, New York, USA) tukumbilumumbakasongo@gmail.com



Recognised as study group in 1995; granted research committee status in 1999.



Aims to provide a forum for discussion and collective work among political scientists, with various subject matter specialisations, who are interested in critical discussion of theories which regard the capitalist system as an environment fundamentally hostile to democratic politics and which advocate the replacement of production to the fulfilment of human needs.

Its interests include theoretical and conceptual discussion of possible democratic alternatives to capitalist economic systems; the analysis of existing political institutions and practices in capitalist systems, particularly with regard to their relation to the economic structure; study of political strategies to ameliorate basic social problems such as racism, sexism, poverty, environmental degradation, and war; and the political study of reform and revolutionary movements.