Paper $26.95 ISBN: 9781780327365 Published August 2014 For sale in North and South America only
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Capitalism and Its Alternatives

Chris Rogers

Capitalism and Its Alternatives

Chris Rogers

Distributed for Zed Books

176 pages | 5.4375 x 8.5 | © 2014  
Paper $26.95 ISBN: 9781780327365 Published August 2014 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $125.95 ISBN: 9781780327372 Published August 2014 For sale in North and South America only
The global economic crisis has catalysed debates about the merits of capitalism as a system for organizing production, distribution and exchange. Political elites have argued that capitalism is not fundamentally pernicious or crisis-prone and can be successfully reformed with the right set of policies. Conversely, many have argued that a wholesale change of attitude towards the status and creation of wealth in contemporary society is required if crises of this kind are to be prevented in the future.

In Capitalism and Its Alternatives, Chris Rogers provides a critical introduction to theories of capitalism and to the forms of its crises in historical and contemporary contexts, as well as reflecting on the practice of anti-capitalism and the ways that economic and social relations are shaped, reshaped and resisted. Crucially, the book asks two key questions: What alternatives to capitalism exist? And by what processes and through what institutions might they be achieved?
Contents
Introduction: Capitalism and Its Alternatives
1. Four Faces of Capitalism
2. Capitalism and Its Crises
3. Alternatives to Capitalism
4. Anti-Capitalism
Conclusions: From Here to There?
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