Moving Beyond Capitalism

Moving Beyond Capitalism

Edited by 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 10 business days
When will my order arrive?

Not expected to be delivered to the United States by Christmas Not expected to be delivered to the United States by Christmas

Description

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.
show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 222 pages
  • 159 x 235 x 20.32mm | 476g
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 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


Ellen Brown


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


Len Krimerman


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


Andre Ruggeri


4. Cooperative Cuba


Cliff DuRand





Part II: The Commons


5. Commoning Together


Cliff DuRand


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


Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese


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


Marcelo Vieta


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


George Caffentzis





Part III: Alternatives to a System in Crisis


9. Economic Crises, Environmental Crises: Moving beyond Capitalism


David Schweickart


10. The Left and a Green New Deal


Jerry Harris


11. Alternatives to Development in Latin America


Rebecca Hollender





Part IV: Bringing Politics Back In


12. The Limits of Localism


Gregory Diamant


13. Getting Past Capitalism: History, Vision, Hope


Cynthia Kaufman


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


Michael McCabe





Part V: Socialism in the 21st Century


15. Building a 21st Century Socialism


Cliff DuRand


16. Out of the Abyss, the New World


Gustavo Esteva


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


Dario Azzellini


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


Olga Fernandez Rios


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


Camila Pineiro Harnecker


20. The Dialectic of Constituent Power and Constituted Power


Cliff DuRand
show more

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
show more

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.
show more