Moving Beyond Capitalism

Moving Beyond Capitalism

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The book speaks to the widespread quest for concrete alternative ways forward 'beyond capitalism' in the face of the prevailing corporatocracy and a capitalist system in crisis. It examines a number of institutions and practices now being built in the nooks and crannies of present societies and that point beyond capitalism toward a more equal, participatory, and democratic society - institutions such as cooperatives, public banks, the commons, economic democracy. This seminal collection of critical studies draws on academic and activist voices from the U.S. and Canada, Mexico, Cuba, and Argentina, and from a variety of theoretical-political perspectives - Marxism, anarchism, feminism, and Zapatismo.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 244 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 20.32mm | 610g
  • Routledge
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New ed
  • 1 Tables, black and white
  • 1472475941
  • 9781472475947

Table of contents

Forward by Richard D. Wolff

Part I: Economic Democracy / The Social Economy

1. Beyond Capitalism to Sustainability: The Public Bank Solution

2. Building a Grassroots Democratic Economy: The Rising Tide of Local Self-Reliance, Workplace Democracy, and Social Justice

3. Worker's Economy in Argentina: Self Management, Cooperatives and Recovered Enterprises in a Time of Global Crisis

4. Cooperative Cuba

Part II: The Commons

5. Commoning Together

6. Building the Commons as an Antidote to the Predatory Market Economy

7. Autogestion: Prefiguring a New Cooperativism and the 'Labor Commons'

8. Divisions in the Commons: Ecuador's FLOK Society and the Zapatistas' Escuelita

Part III: Alternatives to a System in Crisis

9. Economic Crises, Environmental Crises: Moving beyond Capitalism

10. The Left and a Green New Deal

11. Alternatives to Development in Latin America

Part IV: Bringing Politics Back In

12. The Limits of Localism

13. Getting Past Capitalism: History, Vision, Hope

14. Toward A Stronger, More Influential Political Left: An Appeal for Critical Self-Reflection

Part V: Socialism in the 21st Century

15. Building a 21st Century Socialism

16. Out of the Abyss, the New World

17. The Communal State (Venezuela): Communal Councils and Workplace Democracy

18. The Necessary Renovation of Socialist Hegemony in Cuba: Contradictions and Challenges

19. Cuba's Cooperatives: Their Contribution to Cuba's New Socialism

20. The Dialectic of Constituent Power and Constituted Power
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Review Text

Excerpt from journal review


"...Moving Beyond Capitalism is an indispensable guide for scholars, activists, and grass roots organizations who want to build an alternative world in the twenty-first century." – Kaan Agartan, Framingham State University, in Labour and Industry Journal
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Review quote

Excerpt from journal review

"...Moving Beyond Capitalism is an indispensable guide for scholars, activists, and grass roots organizations who want to build an alternative world in the twenty-first century." - Kaan Agartan, Framingham State University, in Labour and Industry Journal
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About Cliff DuRand

Cliff DuRand is a lifelong political activist and retired Philosophy professor. He is a founder of the Radical Philosophy Association in the U.S. and of the Center for Global Justice in Mexico.
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