In Transcending Capitalism through Cooperative Practices, Catherine Mulder examines the class processes utilized by six different cooperative enterprises. In so doing, she provides insight into theoretical debates concerning the role of class processes, property relations, and decision making in poststructuralist Marxian analysis. At the same time, she provides evidence to inform Marxian literature on the viability of communist enterprises and the types of institutional support that lead to greater viability. This review summarizes Mulder’s contribution to the theory and practice of actually existing communism.
David Kristjanson-Gural (2020) Case Studies of Actually Existing Communism: Mulder’s Transcending Capitalism through Cooperative Practices, Rethinking Marxism, 32:1, 108-117