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Capitalism Unleashed

Author: The Late Andrew Glyn
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191622745
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Free enterprise is off the leash and chasing new opportunities for profit making across the globe. After a turbulent century of unprecedented social and technological change, Capitalism has emerged as the dominant ideology and model for economic growth in the richest, most developed countries. But only thirty years ago economic growth was faltering, inflation rising and the Left were arguing for greater state intervention in industry. How did this remarkable transformation happen? And what price have we paid in the process? This accessible and persuasive book challenges the notion of our capitalist destiny. It provides a clear and concise history of the problems facing the economies of Europe, Japan and the US during the latter half of the twentieth century and questions whether capitalism has really brought the levels of economic growth and prosperity that were hoped for. Andrew Glyn then looks at the impact the rapidly developing economies of China and the South are likely to have on the older economies of the North. As the race is on to maintain growth and protect competitive advantage, Glyn asks: is the 'race-to-the bottom' inevitable as the anti-globalisers predict, with welfare states being dismantled to meet competitive demands? Or is there an alternative model which sees a strong commitment to welfare provision as essential to economic growth? Can we afford not to tackle inequality at home as well as abroad?

Gesellschaftstheorie Und Europapolitik

Author: Monika Eigmüller
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3531920081
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Im Zuge der fortschreitenden europäischen Integration rückt die Frage nach den Folgen dieses Prozesses für die Konstitution der Gesellschaft zunehmend in den Vordergrund des Interesses. Dies erfordert einen Perspektivenwechsel in der Theoriebildung. Hier knüpft der vorliegende Band an, indem aus unterschiedlichen Blickwinkeln der Fundus sozialwissenschaftlicher Gesellschaftstheorie geöffnet und die Möglichkeiten (und auch Grenzen) der Übertragung dieser Theorieangebote auf den Gegenstand der europäischen Integration diskuiert werden. Mit Beiträgen von Maurizio Bach, Peter A. Berger, Sebastian Büttner, Jan Delhey, Günter Dux, Klaus Eder, Monika Eigmüller, Heiner Ganßmann, Jürgen Gerhards, Marco Härpfer, Martin Heidenreich, Stephan Lessenich, Martina Löw, Steffen Mau, Hans-Peter Müller, Richard Münch, Peter Spahn, Olaf Struck, Georg Vobruba

Enough Is Plenty

Author: Anne B. Ryan
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
ISBN: 184694239X
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Enough is an ancient 'master concept', which today finds renewed expression in a variety of proposals for a transition to a better world. Each one of us has an innate sense of enough; everybody can play a part in the movement of enough and at the same time improve daily well being. The book is a unique blend of ideas, practice and resources, integrating philosophy, morality, ecology, spirituality, self-help, citizenship, leadership, economics and politics.

The Consequences Of The Global Financial Crisis

Author: Wyn Grant
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199641986
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Systematically exploring the consequences of the global financial crisis, this text focuses primarily on the impact on policy and politics. It asks how governments responded to the challenges that the crisis has posed, and the policy and political impact of the combination of both the crisis itself and these responses.

Comparative Responses To Globalization

Author: M. Umemura
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137263636
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Explores how British and Japanese firms have responded to globalization from a long-term perspective. Incorporates studies from the 18th century and sheds light on the impact of the institutional setting, the influence of government and entrepreneurs, and the weight of historical contingency in conditioning firm responses to globalization.

The Dark Side Of Prosperity

Author: Mark Horsley
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1472436598
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This book offers a critical analysis of consumer credit markets and the growth of outstanding debt, presenting in-depth interview material to explore the phenomenon of mass indebtedness through the life trajectories of self-identified debtors struggling with the pressures of owing money. A rich and original qualitative study of the close relationship between financial capitalism, consumer aspirations, social exclusion and the proliferation of personal indebtedness, The Dark Side of Prosperity examines questions of social identity, subjectivity and consumer motivation in close connection with the socio-cultural ideals of an ‘enjoyment society’ that binds the value of the lives of individuals to the endless acquisition and disposal of pecuniary resources and lifestyle symbols. Critically engaging with the work of Giddens, Beck and Bauman, this volume draws on the thought of contemporary philosophers including Žižek, Badiou and Rancière to consider the possibility that the expansion of outstanding consumer credit, despite its many consequences, may be integral to the construction of social identity in a radically indeterminate and increasingly divided society. A ground-breaking work of critical social research this book will appeal to scholars of social theory, contemporary philosophy and political and economic sociology, as well as those with interests in consumer credit and cultures of indebtedness.

Das Globalisierungs Paradox

Author: Dani Rodrik
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 9783406613517
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Ein Plädoyer gegen Hyperglobalisierung und für eine gewisse demokratische Renationalisierung der Wirtschaftspolitik.

In Solidarity

Author: Kim Moody
Publisher: Haymarket Books
ISBN: 160846458X
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In this thorough collection of inspiring and informed essays, Kim Moody, one of the world's most authoritative and recognized labor writers, analyzes the past, present, and future of unions in the United States. With a sharp understanding of Marxist theory and labor history, Moody charts a well-reasoned course for the future of rank-and-file struggle. Kim Moody was a founder of Labor Notes and is a member of the National Union of Journalists and a senior research fellow at the Work and Employment Unit of the University of Hertfordshire.

The Bioregional Economy

Author: Molly Scott Cato
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136181733
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In a world of climate change and declining oil supplies, what is the plan for the provisioning of resources? Green economists suggest a need to replace the globalised economy, and its extended supply chains, with a more ‘local’ economy. But what does this mean in more concrete terms? How large is a local economy, how self-reliant can it be, and what resources will still need to be imported? The concept of the ‘bioregion’ — developed and popularised within the disciplines of earth sciences, biosciences and planning — may facilitate the reconceptualisation of the global economy as a system of largely self-sufficient local economies. A bioregional approach to economics assumes a different system of values to that which dominates neoclassical economics. The global economy is driven by growth, and the consumption ethic that matches this is one of expansion in range and quantity. Goods are defined as scarce, and access to them is a process based on competition. The bioregional approach challenges every aspect of that value system. It seeks a new ethic of consumption that prioritises locality, accountability and conviviality in the place of expansion and profit; it proposes a shift in the focus of the economy away from profits and towards provisioning; and it assumes a radical reorientation of work from employment towards livelihood. This book by leading green economist Molly Scott Cato sets out a visionary and yet rigorous account of what a bioregional approach to the economy would mean — and how to get there from here.