Global Capitalist Crisis and the Second Great Depression : Egalitarian Systemic Models for Change
This book provides a comprehensive political, economic, and historical analysis of the events and circumstances from the 1920s to 2010 that impacted the rise of today's "Global Capitalist Crises," Global Economic Crises, and the U.S.'s "Second Great Depression." It argues that liberal capitalism is a "failed" political and economic system in dire need of "systemic change" into either social democracy or democratic socialism via the creation of a New Movement.
- Hardback | 452 pages
- 154.94 x 231.14 x 33.02mm | 725.74g
- 29 Dec 2011
- Lexington Books
- Lanham, MD, United States
Table of contents
Introduction: A World in Crises: A Time for Systemic Change Part One: Global Capitalism: A History of Crises Chapter One: The Roaring 20s and the Great Depression: Global Capitalism in Crisis (1920s-1941)." Chapter Two: Rise of Neoliberal Capitalism: From the U.S. Sub-Prime Crisis to the Emergent depression (1945-2009) Chapter Three: Global Economic Crisis: Precursor to a World Depression? (2007-2010) Chapter Four: The Second Great Depression: Obama Administration's Welfare Capitalist Policies (2009-2010) Part Two: What Needs to be Done? Two Egalitarian Systemic Change Models and the Building of a New Movement Chapter Five: Reform Politics of Building a Social Democratic System: Model One for Systemic Change Chapter Six: Transformative Politics of Building a Democratic Socialist Society: Model Two for Systemic Change Chapter Seven: A Social Change Paradigm: The Building of a New Movement Part Three: A Post-2010 Assessment of the Triad Crisis Chapter Eight: The Triad Crisis Exacerbates: The Calamities Deepen (January-June 2011) Chapter Nine: What is to Come? Domestic & Global Forecasts and Conclusions Epilogue: Building of an Egalitarian Society in the U.S.: "What Now?"
Amando Navarro has written a clear, forceful political history on global capitalism which give a context to what is happening to minorities and working class Americans. It is written in engaging style that is enlivened by a cadence and a sense of urgency. A scholar and an activist Navarro gives a prophetic vision of what's to be done and how to do it. -- Rodolfo F. Acuna, California State University at Northridge Professor Navarro gives a penetrating critique of how of the financial and systematic failure and proposes a way out of the dilemma by creating new egalitarian economic and political systems. Always controversial and provocative, Professor Navarro's sweeping analysis of history, economic theory and political systems will stimulate a valuable conversation as we search for a way out of the current crises. -- Richard Griswold del Castillo, San Diego State University This book is a testament to Armando Navarro's forty four years of activism, thirty seven years of teaching, and a lifetime of seeking alternatives to the historical injustices of U. S. capitalism. This work is a must read for all those that are questioning the roots of the global economic crisis, the failure of neoliberal capitalist politics, and the possibilities for a new democratic and transformative social movement. -- Jose Zapata Calderon, Pitzer College
About Armando Navarro
Armando Navarro is professor of political science at the University of California, Riverside in the Department of Ethnic Studies.