Globalization and Its Discontents

Globalization and Its Discontents : The Rise of Postmodern Socialisms

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The decisive event of the late twentieth century has been the collapse of communism and the perceived triumph of capitalism. Written by authors from the First, former Second, and Third Worlds, this book reveals the characteristics and flaws of the late capitalist order. The authors explore the societal polarisation produced by globalisation, the crisis of Western ideology, and the soft financial underbelly of globalisation that could well bring us to an economic collapse. The perspective of this provocative book goes beyond those of the traditional left and the relativist, anti-historical school of postmodernism to offer an entirely fresh view of the world order.show more

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  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 134.62 x 213.36 x 17.78mm | 226.8g
  • PLUTO PRESS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745311717
  • 9780745311715

About Roger Burbach

Rudolf Rocker (1873-1958) was a leading figure in the international anarchist movement. Politically active in Britain, Germany and the United States for more than half a century, Rocker helped found several influential anarchist groups. His prolific lectures and writings made him one of the best-known proponents of liberty and freedom. Anarcho-Syndicalism, the most accessible of his works, was first published in 1938 and is now regarded as a classic survey of anarchism at a critical point in world politics.show more

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'A courageous, at times audacious, reflection on the future of the left. Required reading for the dark times ahead' -- Mike Davis, author of City of Quartz 'An excellent antidote to the complacency generated by the mass media and politicians who claim that 'we never had it so good' -- New Renaissance 'An insightful portrayal of the world at the end of the century which provides ideas and information that can be used to construct an alternative world' -- Eduardo Galeanoshow more

Table of contents

Preface 1. Back to the future 2. The New World Disorder 3. The Crisis of Western Ideology 4. Globalisation's Economic Shock 5. The trauma of the Third World 6. Decomposition in the United States 7. The Post Communist World: From Crisis to Catastrophe 8. Visions Old and new 9. The Long Transition to Postmodern Socialism Notes Indexshow more

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