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Download or read book The Spiral of Capitalism and Socialism written by Terry Boswell and published by Lynne Rienner Publishers. This book was released on 2000 with total page 302 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: At the core of this book is the argument that, though the word "socialism" is widely held in disdain in the current discourse about the world's past and its future, the idea of socialism as collective rationality and popular democracy is far from dead.


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ISBN 10 : UOM:39015005884229
Pages : 248 pages
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Download or read book The Spiral Path written by David Fernbach and published by Millivres-Prowler Group Limited. This book was released on 1981 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "What has gay liberation to do with environmental pollution or the threat of a nuclear war? In what particular way can gay people help to bing the present crisis of humanity to an outcome of survival and higher evolution? These are the bold questions tackled in The Spiral Path, a discussion that ranges from genetic engineering to gays in the military, from the origin of male supremacy to the significance of camp. Fernbach is a gay liberationist, a supporter of feminism, and a socialist: he brings these strands together in a way that is free from dogma, and illuminated by a rich experience in radical politics."--Publisher's description.


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Download or read book Borderlines in a Globalized World written by G. Preyer and published by Springer Science & Business Media. This book was released on 2013-11-11 with total page 241 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Scholars of different schools have extensively analyzed world systems as networks of communication under the fashionable heading `globalization.' Our collected new research pushes the argument one step further. Globalization is not a homogenization of all social life on earth. It is a heterogeneous process that connects the global and the local on different levels. To understand these contemporary developments this book employs innovative concepts, strategies of research, and explanations. Globalization is a metaphor for different borderstructures, new borderlines, and conditions of membership, which emerge in a global world-system. As a world-system expands it incorporates new territories and new peoples. The process of incorporation creates frontiers or boundaries of the world-system. These frontiers or boundary zones are the locus of resistance to incorporation, ethnogenesis, ethnic transformation, and ethnocide.


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Pages : 372 pages
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Download or read book Global Social Change written by Professor Christopher Chase-Dunn and published by JHU Press. This book was released on 2006-09-22 with total page 372 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This informative and exciting volume brings together accomplished sociologists and scholars to offer an introduction to ways of studying and understanding global social change. The essays in Global Social Change explore globalization from a world-systems perspective, untangling its many contested meanings. This perspective offers insights into globalization's gradual and uneven growth throughout the course of human social evolution. In this informative and exciting volume, Christopher Chase-Dunn and Salvatore J. Babones bring together accomplished senior sociologists and outstanding younger scholars with a mix of interests, expertise, and methodologies to offer an introduction to ways of studying and understanding global social change. In both newly written essays and previously published articles from the Journal of World Systems Research, the contributors employ historical and comparative social science to examine the development of institutions of global governance, the rise and fall of hegemonic core states, transnational social movements, and global environmental challenges. They compare post–World War II globalization with the great wave of economic integration that occurred in the late nineteenth century, analyze the rise of the political ideology of the "globalization project"—Reaganism-Thatcherism—and discuss issues of gender and global inequalities.


Download Elites and Classes in the Transformation of State Socialism PDF
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ISBN 10 : 9781351297301
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Download or read book Elites and Classes in the Transformation of State Socialism written by David Lane and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-09-08 with total page 230 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The year 2011 marks the twentieth anniversary of the end of the Soviet Union. This may be an appropriate time to evaluate the adoption by previously state socialist societies of other economic and political models. The transition has sometimes been described in positive terms, as a movement to free societies with open markets and democratic elections. Others have argued that the transition has created weak, poverty-stricken states with undeveloped civil societies ruled by unresponsive political elites. Which is the more accurate assessment?David Lane examines a few of the theoretical approaches that help explain the trajectory of change from socialism to capitalism. He focuses on two main approaches in this volume - elite theories and social class. Theories dwelling on the role of elites regard the transformation from socialism to capitalism as a type of system transfer in which elites craft democratic and market institutions into the space left by state socialism. Lane contrasts this interpretation with class-based theories, which consider transformation in terms of revolution, and explain why such theories have not been considered the best way of framing the transition in the post-socialist states.While recognizing that elites can play important roles and have the capacity to transform societies, Lane contends that elite theories alone are inadequate to explain a system change that brings free markets. In contrast, he proposes a class approach in which two groups characterize state socialism: an administrative class and an acquisition class.


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ISBN 10 : 9780429972782
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Download or read book Rise And Demise written by Christopher Chase-Dunn and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2018-02-06 with total page 335 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "The authors combine an excellent state-of-the-art review of the literature in world-systems analysis with a vigorous presentation of their own quite coherent views. This book is a major contribution to our collective dialogue on the past and the future." —Immanuel Wallerstein Binghamton University, author of The Modern World-System "An up-to-date and synthetic overview of current world-systems research. The authors draw on diverse literatures from political science to archaeology, from contemporary policy issues to Native American studies, and from history to sociology. This thoughtful volume serves as both a provocative summary of ongoing scholarship and a fertile foundation for future cross-disciplinary dialogue." —Gary M. Feinman University of Wisconsin—Madison "To understand the evolution of the world's political economy, we need empirical theories that can handle 'ancient' and 'modern' processes, a longer time frame encompassing multiple millennia, and less concern about trespassing in other people's disciplines. Chase-Dunn and Hall's new book, Rise and Demise, delivers all three with noteworthy style and effect." —William Thompson Indiana University "Rise and Demise is a wide ranging and stimulating synthesis of the world-systems approach and its main findings. Its broad coverage of parallel social processes in various regions and time periods convincingly makes the argument that world-systems theory is able to integrate many diverse historical and social science specializations." —Richard E. Blanton Purdue University


Download Modern World System in the Longue Duree PDF
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Download or read book Modern World System in the Longue Duree written by Immanuel Wallerstein and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2015-11-17 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this book prominent scholars from around the world debate two major themes: the past and future of the capitalist world-economy, and the ways in which a capitalist economy shapes Western research, the academy, and broader knowledge structures. Putting the two themes together, they also analyze the relationship between scholarship and the rest of the world. The book is published to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Fernand Braudel Center. Contributors Samir Amin, Christopher Chase-Dunn, Bart Tromp,. Claudia von Werlhof, Giovanni Arrighi, Pablo Gonzalez-Casanova, Marcel van der Linden, Randall Collins, Mahm ood Mamdani, Boaventura de Sousa Santos, Michel-Rolph Trouillot, Janet Abu-Lughod, Maurice Aymard, and Immanuel Wallerstein.


Download The Global Capitalist Crisis and Its Aftermath PDF
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ISBN 10 : 9781351888912
Pages : 360 pages
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Download or read book The Global Capitalist Crisis and Its Aftermath written by Berch Berberoglu and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-12-05 with total page 360 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Written by a team of experts on the contemporary global capitalist political economy who are able to shed light on the inner workings of global capitalism and the capitalist globalization process that has led to the growth and development of capitalism from the national to the global level, this groundbreaking volume provides critical analyses of the causes and consequences of the Great Recession of 2008-2009. Through a careful examination of the origin, development and aftermath of the catastrophic economic crisis from which the world is still trying to recover, editor Berch Berberoglu and his colleagues demonstrate that those most responsible for the economic collapse are the ones least affected by its devastating impact felt most severely by working people around the world. Ultimately, this book argues that it is only through the systematic restructuring of the world economy by the working class that society will be able to prevent the boom and bust cycle of global capitalist crises and usher in a more egalitarian socialist economy and society.


Download The Routledge Handbook on Ecosocialism PDF
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Download or read book The Routledge Handbook on Ecosocialism written by Leigh Brownhill and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-12-28 with total page 378 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Building on the classical works that have propelled and shaped ecosocialist thinking and action and more recent political developments on the ground, the volume will provide a reference point for international work in the field, both directly political and academic. The Handbook acquaints readers with the varied roots of and sometimes conflicting approaches to ecosocialism. It does not attempt any unification of ecosocialist currents. Rather, it aims to provide a resource that is as comprehensive as possible with respect not only to theorization and ideological framing, but also and especially to existing projects, practices, and movements and giving a sense of the geographical reach that ecosocialism so far represents. This includes scholarship that extends Marxist foundations and reflects on more recent political developments. The theoretical and practice-oriented moorings are buttressed by discussions on movements, frameworks, and prefigurative processes as well as on social struggles occurring within institutional settings. Together, the collection offers a reference point for international work in the field, in social movements, and in institutional transformations. Providing detailed but accessible overviews of the complex, varied dimensions of ecosocialism, the Handbook is an essential up-to-date guide and reference not only for researchers, but also for undergraduate and graduate students in geography, environmental studies, development studies, sociology, and political science, as well as for policymakers and activists.


Download The ISA Handbook of Diverse Sociological Traditions PDF
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ISBN 10 : 9781849204507
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Download or read book The ISA Handbook of Diverse Sociological Traditions written by Sujata Patel and published by SAGE. This book was released on 2009-10-21 with total page 385 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "A brilliant treasury of wisdom and insight drawn from leading sociologists throughout the world...It is a striking achievement, of which the International Sociological Association can be very proud, to have brought so many independent-minded scholars into so productive a dialogue." - Dennis Smith, Professor of Sociology, Loughborough University Twenty-nine chapters from prominent international contributors discuss, challenge and re-conceptualise the global discipline of sociology, evaluating the diversities within and between sociological traditions of many regions and nation-states. They assess all aspects of the discipline: ideas and theories; scholars and scholarship; practices and traditions; and ruptures and continuities through an international perspective. The Handbook argues that diversities in sociological traditions can be studied at three levels. First, they need to be studied from multiple spatial locations: within localities, within nation-states, within regions and the globe. Second, they need to be discussed in terms of their sociological moorings in distinct philosophies, epistemologies and theoretical frames, cultures of science and languages of reflection. Third, the intellectual moorings of sociological practices are extensive. The papers discuss the diverse and comparative sites of knowledge production and its transmission.


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ISBN 10 : 0847691845
Pages : 360 pages
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Download or read book A World systems Reader written by Thomas D. Hall and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2000 with total page 360 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book brings together some of the most influential research from the world-systems perspective. The authors survey and analyze new and emerging topics from a wide range of disciplinary perspectives, from political science to archaeology. Each analytical essay is written in accessible language so that the volume serves as a lucid introduction both to the tradition of world-systems thought and the new debates that are sparking further research today. Visit our website for sample chapters!


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ISBN 10 : 9780387362748
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Download or read book Handbook of Sociological Theory written by Jonathan H. Turner and published by Springer Science & Business Media. This book was released on 2006-11-22 with total page 745 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This wide-ranging handbook presents in-depth discussions on the array of subspecialties that comprise the field of sociological theory. Prominent theorists working in a variety of traditions discuss methodologies and strategies; the cultural turn in sociological theorizing; interaction processes; theorizing from the systemic and macro level; new directions in evolutionary theorizing; power, conflict, and change; and theorizing from assumptions of rationality.


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Pages : 480 pages
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Download or read book The New Systems Reader written by James Gustave Speth and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2020-10-19 with total page 480 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The recognition is growing: truly addressing the problems of the 21st century requires going beyond small tweaks and modest reforms to business as usual—it requires "changing the system." But what does this mean? And what would it entail? The New Systems Reader highlights some of the most thoughtful, substantive, and promising answers to these questions, drawing on the work and ideas of some of the world’s key thinkers and activists on systemic change. Amid the failure of traditional politics and policies to address our fundamental challenges, an increasing number of thoughtful proposals and real-world models suggest new possibilities, this book convenes an essential conversation about the future we want.


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Download or read book Evolving Beyond Capitalism and Socialism written by Jenden Hunt and published by . This book was released on 2020-11-18 with total page 115 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Evolving Beyond Capitalism and Socialism looks at economics in unique ways that include:- Thinking abundance instead of scarcity- Using Spiral Dynamics' evolution of values system for normative economic analysis- Proposing economic organizations dwell on their purpose and only cover costs, including a living wage, instead of maximizing profits, which results in lower prices and a more stable economy- Talking about using Rudolf Steiner's proposal to separate the state into economic, rights, and cultural sectors- Proposing having co-op schools and healthcare institutions jointly run by consumers and professional staff to reduce costs and improve services- Proposing banking services to be done by credit unions for economic organizations, unions, and individuals to make the financial sector more stable- Advocating evolution, not revolution


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ISBN 10 : 9781403900081
Pages : 352 pages
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Download or read book Phases of Capitalist Development written by Richard Westra and published by Springer. This book was released on 2001-03-27 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this collection authors from eight different countries, representing a wide variety of academic disciplines and theoretical perspectives, investigate the differing phases of capitalist development. They offer diverse and powerful analyses of the postwar boom, economic crises and globalization within this context.


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ISBN 10 : UTEXAS:059173008194506
Pages : 274 pages
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Download or read book Globalization on the Ground written by Christopher K. Chase-Dunn and published by Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated. This book was released on 2001 with total page 274 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book presents research, analysis, and reflections on the major issues of Guatemalan development and democracy: the role of the military, the involvement of Mayan communities in national development, the possible emergence of more inclusive political institutions and the roles of international forces and agencies in Guatemalan social change. The chapters in this book are written by some of the most prominent scholars and public policy experts from Guatemala and the United States.