Books with Paul Cockshott as one of the main authors


Arguments for Socialism Arguments for Socialism
This book is made up of a collection of polemical articles written by us over the period since the fall of die Mauer and the crisis of the European socialist movement brought on in its wake. They record an attempt to argue through the theoretical challenges that this period has posed:* Why did both Leninist communism and Social Democracy come to crisis?
* What were the economic weaknesses of both and what economic policy should a future socialist movement adopt to overcome these?Link to PDF version
  Argumentos en pro del socialismo  Spanish translation of Arguments for Socialism
eu am ende book
EU Am Ende A book on the Euro crisis in German of which I am co-author
glasgow pascal compiler Glasgow Pascal Compiler with Vector Extensions This book is a manual for the Glasgow Pascal compiler,  describing both the standard features of Pascal and the Vector Extensions that allow efficient parallel processing on modern multi-core chips.
computation and its limits cover Computation and its Limits The book is an innovative cross-disciplinary investigation of the relationship between computing and physical reality.It starts off investigating the mystery of why mathematics is so effective in science and seeks to explain this in terms of the modeling of one part of physical reality by another. Going from the origins of counting to the most blue-skies proposals for novel methods of computation the authors investigate the extent to which the laws of nature and of logic constrain what we can compute. In the process, they examine formal computability, the thermodynamics of computation and the promise of quantum computing.
Classical Econophysics: essays in thermodynamics, information theory and political economy A book which examines the domain of classical political economy using the methodologies developed in recent years both by the new discipline of econo-physics and by computing science. The book begins by examining the most basic feature of economic life production and asks what it is about physical laws that allows production to take place. How is it that human labour is able to modify the world? It looks at the role that information has played in the process of mass production and the extent to which human labour still remains a key resource. The Ricardian labour theory of value is re-examined in the light of econophysics, presenting agent based models in which the Ricardian theory of value appears as an emergent property. The authors present models giving rise to the class distribution of income, and the long term evolution of profit rates in market economies.
Simd Programming Simd Programming Manual for Linux and Windows A book on programming for the SIMD instruction sets of modern processors. It looks at these architectures and gives examples in Vector Pascal, a language that I developed for high-performance image processing.
Transition to socialism in the EU Transition to 21st century socialism in the European Union A book based on a socialist ecconomic response to the credit crisis that was put forward at a conference in Berlin in Feb 2010. 
Towards a New Socialism

EPUB format

English Edition of a book that has subsequently appeared in several languages (below).

It examines the extent to which modern supercomputer technology allows both an efficient system of planned economy and enhanced democratic control of society using electronic voting.

Note that the EPUB format is a relatively inaccurate conversion from the original latex

Hacia un NUEVO

Spanish translation published in Venezuela.


Uusi sosialismi

Paul Cockshott and Allin Cottrell present a new alternative to the capitalist market economy. The book explains how millions of different products in the manufacturing of society can be designed without having to resort to capitalist markets and bureaucratic arbitrariness.Direct democratic planned economy, based on their use of a working hours based valuation system, supercomputers and networks. Originally published in English in 1993, the book has since been translated into Swedish (2002), Czech (2006), German (2006), Spanish (2007) and Russian (2007). Sosialismi.netin now publish the Finnish-language edition which includes the original book in addition to an updated version of chapter 15, in 2008, written to the additional figures in the socialist calculation debate (Chapter 16), and socialism, the transition (Chapter 17), as well as a translation of the Czech language foreword.
Chinese translation Chinese translation,
К новому социализму Russian translation, currently on the web, probably due for publication.

The full text of the Czech edition of our book with the long extended introduction we wrote for this edition.
Sozialismus ist machbar Extended German translation of Towards a New Socialism, containing the Czech introduction. This includes certain chapters elided from the German edition published by Papyrossa ( shown in picture).
Planhushllning och direktdemokrati Denna bok, skriven av en nationalekonom och en datorforskare, visar inte bara att ett annat stt r mjligt – den visar ocks hur det rent konkret kan frverkligas med hjlp av modern datakraft och det ntverksbyggande som brutit igenom i vr tid.
PS-Algol Implementations Describes implementation techniques for the persistent programming language PS-algol.
A Compiler Writer’s Toolbox Interactive Compilers for PCs With Turbo Pascal
A textbook on compiler construction showing how to build high speed interactive compilers after the idiom of the Borland compilers. The example compiler is an implementation of PS-algol. The web link is to a version of the book used as teaching notes .

Ciber-comunismo : planificación económica, computadoras y democracia (Spanish)

Joint book with Maxi Nieto that contains Spanish translations of a number of articles that had previously appeared in English about planning and communism.
Death on the Campsies A set of  childrens stories that I made up for my kids when they were young about a Glasgow detective Inspector McTaggart, who has to solve mysterious and  magical crimes.

Socialismo fareblas: Alternativoj el la komputilo (MAS-libro) (Esperanto)

La skotaj sciencistoj Paul Cockshott kaj Allin Cottrell naĝas kontrauflue. Ili montras, ke efika planekonomio superanta ĉian merkatan reguladon ja eblas.Per kritika analizo de la fiaskinta “reala socialismo” kaj per la eblecoj de moderna komputila teĥnologio ili montras la bildon de socialisma komunumo, kies trajtoj estas egaleco kaj demokratio. La politik-ekonomia bazo estas la marksa laborvalorteorio, kies validon la autoroj plurfoje pruvis. Tiu estas aplikata al socialismaj produktadkondiĉoj, do determinitaj de komuna proprieto je la gravaj produktadrimedoj, per tio ke ekonomia interplekteco, produktado kaj konsumado estas prilaborataj surbaze de labortempo.
21st Century Socialism Translation by Paul Cockshott of the book by Heinz Dieterich, 21st Century Socialism


Books or book drafts Paul Cockshott contributed to




  21st Century Socialism by Dieterich translated to English This is an unpublished English translation by Paul Cockshott of Heinz Dieterich’s book

Der Sozialismus des 21. Jahrhunderts: Wirtschaft, Gesellschaft und Demokratie nach dem globalen Kapitalismus

 Derecho a decidir : propuestas para el socialismo del siglo XXI Collection of essays on 21st century socialism that I contributed to.
Socialismus XXI This is a German publication replicating the text in the Transition to Socialism in the European Union book above, with contributions by other authors as well.