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  1. The Anarchist Collectives
    Workers' Self-Management in the Spanish Revolution 1936-1939

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1974
    Examines the experiments in workers' self-management, both urban and rural, which took place in Spain during the revolution and Civil War.
  2. Blocking Progress
    Consensus Decision Making In The Anti-Nuclear Movement

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1983
    Howard Ryan maintains that consensus is wrong in principle and in practice: "The problem is not so much that individuals are being irresponsible or somehow abusing the consensus process. The problem lies in giving individuals that kind of power in the first place. Consensus turns majority rule into minority rule. That's not democracy."
  3. Building Social Change Communities
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1979
    Skills for creating and maintaining a collective or cooperative group, especially living communities. Excellent, concise chapters on consensus decision making, facilitation and conflict resolution.
  4. Clearness
    Processes for Supporting Individuals and Groups in Decision-Making

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1976
  5. The collective decides...
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1991
    The obsession with 'process politics' leads to an obsession with all aspects of internal structure and its working. As a result, the collective can often lose sight of its larger political objectives and the primacy of the form of organisation over the political objectives it was set up to meet. This often occurs in two stages. At the outset the collective process is regarded as equally important to whatever political purposes the group might have. Later the process itself often comes to be seen as of primary importance
  6. Collective farming
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    Resource Type: Article
    Collective farming and communal farming are types of agricultural production in which the holdings of several farmers are run as a joint enterprise. This type of collective is essentially an agricultural production cooperative in which members-owners engage jointly in farming activities.
  7. Collectives in Spain
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1945
    A contemporary account of the Spanish Anarchist movements during the 1930's by Gaston Leval, a prominent anarcho-syndicalist. Attention focuses on the roles of "agrarian socialism" and education in the revolution.
  8. Collectives in the Spanish Revolution
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1975
    An account of the collectives set up in Spain during the struggle against Franco.
  9. Connexions
    Volume 3, Number 5 - September 1978

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1978
  10. Connexions
    Volume 6, Number 4 - November 1981 - Unorganized Workers/Travailleurs Non-Organises

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1981
  11. Connexions
    Volume 8, Number 2 - Summer 1983 - Toward a New Economy

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1983
  12. Connexions
    Volume 11, Number 1 - Spring 1987 - A Digest of Resources and Groups for Social Change

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1987
  13. Connexions Digest
    Issue 53 - January 1991- A Social Change Sourcebook

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1991
  14. Connexions Library: Organizing Focus Page
    Resource Type: Website
    Selected articles from the Connexions Online Library.
  15. The Conquest of Bread
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1906
    A discussion of collectivism and the need to abolish representative government, and monetary systems.
  16. Continuous Excursions
    Politics and Personal Life

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1982
    Colman looks at the idea that 'the personal is political'. He looks at personal life in pre-capitalist societies, the nature of politics and social relations, patriarchy and sexual relations, intimacy and personal life, indviduality and public life.
  17. Historical Survey of Communities in Toronto
    New Communities and the Institutional Church

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1975
    A review of the phenomenon of community in the city in the sixties and seventies.
  18. Meeting Collectively
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1983
    The Connexions collective describes its way of holding meetings and recent changes to its meeting process.
  19. 1978 Directory of International Communities, Cooperatives, Collectives and Communes
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1978
  20. No Bosses Here: A Manual On Working Collectively
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1976
    An overview of how to organize and operate a working collective. Includes discussions of decision making, meetings, common interpersonal problems as well as practical concerns such as finances and bookkeeping. Written in a personal, friendly style and draws on the experience of many collective members.
  21. No Bosses Here!
    A Manual on Working Collectively and Cooperatively

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1981
    A perceptive and practical guide to working in a collective.
  22. One Vote for Democracy
    Consensus vs. democracy

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1986
    Makes the case that the democratic model is better than the consensus model for activist group decision-making.
  23. The Red Menace
    A libertarian socialist newsletter

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1980
    Articles on topics such as socialism, Marxism, anarchism, work, popular education, organizing, wages for housework, Leninism, bureaucracy, hierarchy, jargon, prostitution, obscenity, science fiction, and terrorism.
  24. Resource Manual for A Living Revolution
    A Handbook of Skills & Tools for Social Change Activists

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1985
    A manual for people who are concerned or angered by the deterioration of our society and who, because they have some sense that their efforts can have an effect on change, are looking for tools to transform it. It is a working reference for those who are prepared to act to create a better life for themselves and others.
  25. The Tyranny of Structurelessness
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1970
    Contrary to what we would like to believe, there is no such thing as a "structureless" group. Any group of people of whatever nature that comes together for any length of time for any purpose will inevitably structure itself in some fashion. The structure may be flexible; it may vary over time; it may evenly or unevenly distribute tasks, power and resources over the members of the group. But it will be formed regardless of the abilities, personalities, or intentions of the people involved.
  26. Untying the Knot
    Resource Type: Book
  27. What a Way to Run a Railroad
    An Analysis of Radical Failure

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1985
    How can the high failure rate of radical projects, in the media and elsewhere, be understood? This book analyses the reasons why many of the key organisations and projects in this sector, which grew up during the 1970s boom in cultural politics, either collapsed or moved into a state of permanent crisis. In attempting to come to terms with this 'history of failure' the key concepts of this movement -- collectivity, internal democracy, participation -- are critically re-examined, and an argument is presented as to how and why radical projects also need to redefine their priorities and take on board questions of efficiency, financial control and marketing if they are to survive.
  28. What is Consensus?
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1984
    Consensus evolved from the meeting process of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). It is a non-violent way for people to relate to each other as and in a group. Successful use of a consensus process depends on people understanding the idea and wanting to use it.
  29. Worker Cooperatives in America
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1984
    A historical background of worker cooperatives as well as a contemporary discussion of small and large co-ops.
  30. Working Collectively
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1985
    A handbook for people wishing to form collectives, or established collectives seeking solutions to problems such as power imbalances, conflict meditation, and setting priorities.

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