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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge .
Written in English


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Statementedited by Jon Elster and Karl O. Moene.
SeriesStudies in Marxism and social theory
ContributionsMoene, Karl O.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16728682M
ISBN 10052137815X

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  As the age of austerity rolls on, we go in search of alternatives to 21st-century turbo-capitalism. Our first stop is in Marinaleda, a small town in southern Spain which formed a collective in . A collection of essays which survey, analyze and assess institutional arrangements which could be alternatives to capitalism. Covering subjects such as central planning, market socialism and profit sharing, this book is aimed at political and social scientists and economists. In Capitalism and Its Alternatives, Chris Rogers provides a critical introduction to theories of capitalism and to the forms of its crises in historical and contemporary contexts, as well as reflecting on the practice of anti-capitalism and the ways that economic and social relations are shaped, reshaped and resisted. Crucially, the book asks. Beginning with accounts of the impact of capitalism on countries left behind by the planned economies, the book moves on to consider how China has become a beacon of dynamic economic growth, aggressively expanding its global influence. The final section of the book poses alternatives to the ideological dominance of neoliberalism in the West.

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