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Radical Ideas

Clara Heyworth23 August 2010

In a piece for openDemocracy's "OurKingdom" blog entitled "A radical idea for party funding reform," Guy Aitchison praise's Erik Olin Wright's Envisioning Real Utopias—a "fascinating book which sets out ideas for the progressive reform of institutions on radically democratic and egalitarian lines."

To achieve the "egalitarian public financing of politics", Wright develops an idea originally proposed by Bruce Ackerman in 2004 as a way of reforming campaign finance in the US in a manner which circumvents the strong constraints imposed by the Supreme Court in its ruling that financial contributions to political parties qualify as a form of "free speech".

Visit openDemocracy to read the article in full.