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By Gerald Berk

Alternative Tracks offers a unique interpretation of industrialization and political improvement within the usa. concentrating on the severe case of railroads, Gerald Berk exhibits that substitute types of fiscal association and governmental legislation existed within the past due 19th century. Constitutional offerings, no longer technological imperatives or financial pursuits, made up our minds the end result within the 20th century: a centralized regulated based on liberal rules of redistribution. Alternative Tracks unearths a nineteenth-century rival to this political economy―an both effective and extra democratic process of nearby railroads regulated in keeping with republican principles.

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These structured initiatives to preserve agricultural diversity and communal life have an informal counterpart, as evidenced by the farmers in Hardwick, Vermont, who have joined in cooperative and informal networks of mutual support to share ideas, equipment, and money (Hewitt 2010). Together, these examples present important questions about the future role of the state, versus that of local communities themselves, in creating and maintaining food sovereignty or food democracy. Increasingly, these “protectionist” innovations suggest not just an economic fortress, but most importantly a return to grassroots and participatory practice across geographies, race, and gender, emphasizing immediate democratic control over markets and the environment, and valuing relationships of trust based in mutual benefit and reciprocity over profit (Menser 2008; Patel, Balakrishnan, and Narayan 2007).

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