Recent Publications

Below are recent articles and chapters by Peter Ranis. For links to more articles, visit the CV section.

“Eminent Domain: Building Toward Worker Cooperatives in the United States,” Perspectives on Global Development and Technology Vol. 15 (2016): 28-37.

A chapter on “Promoting Cooperatives by the Use of Eminent Domain: Argentina and the United States,” in Cooperatives’ Power of Innovation-Texts selected from the international call for papers, Quebec 2014 International Summit of Cooperatives, edited by L. Hammond Ketilson & M.P. Robichaud Villettaz (Lévis: International Summit of Cooperatives, pp. 523-537).

“Promoting Cooperatives by the Use of Eminent Domain: Argentina and the United States,” Socialism and Democracy, Vol. 28, No. 1, March 2014, pp. 51-69.

A chapter on “Argentine Cooperatives in Civil Society:  A Challenge to Capital-Labor Relations” in  a book edited by Jeff Shantz and José Brendan Macdonald,  Beyond Capitalism: Building Democratic Alternatives for Today and the Future (NY and London: Bloomsbury, 2013). 31 pp.

“Worker Cooperatives: Creating Participatory Socialism in Capitalism and State Socialism” in, on-line, October 1, 2012, reprinted in Portside, October 9, 2012, 5 pp.

“Occupy Wall Street: An Opening to Worker-Occupation of Factories and Enterprises in the U.S.” in Monthly Review on Line, November, 2011, 23 pp.

“Worker-Run U.S. Factories and Enterprises: The Example of Argentine Cooperatives” in Emily Kawano, et al., Solidarity Economy: Building Alternatives for People and Planet (Amherst, Ma., Center for Popular Economics, 2010), pp. 115-123

“Argentine Worker Cooperatives in Civil Society:  A Challenge to Capital-Labor Relations,” Working USA: The Journal of Labor and Society, Volume 13, March 2010, pp. 77-105. (PDF)

“A Real Stella Solution,” The Indypendent, August 14, 2009; reprinted in Portside, August 17, 2009 and Talking Union, August 20, 2009 under the title of “Stella D’oro: Use of Eminent Domain and Workers Coops to Save Jobs.”

“Eminent Domain: Unused Tool for American Labor?” WorkingUSA: The Journal of Labor and Society, 1089-7011, Volume 10, June 2007, pp. 193–208. (PDF)

“To Occupy, To Resist, To Produce: Argentina’s Worker-Managed Factories and Enterprises” Situations: Project of the Radical Imagination Vol. 1, No. 2 (Winter 2006), pp. 57-72. (PDF)

“Factories without Bosses: Argentina’s Experience with Worker-Run Enterprises” Labor Studies in Working Class History of the Americas Vol. 3, No. 1 (Spring 2006), pp. 11-23. (PDF)

“Argentina’s Worker-Occupied Factories and Enterprises” Socialism and Democracy, Vol.19, No.3, November 2005, pp.1–23. (PDF)

“Rebellion, Class, and Labor in Argentine Society”  Working USA: Journal of Labor and Society Vol.7, No.4 (Spring 2004), pp.8-35. (PDF)

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