Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9781787353831 Published March 2020 For sale in North America only
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Socialism, Capitalism and Alternatives

Area Studies and Global Theories

Edited by Peter J. S. Duncan and Elisabeth Schimpfössl

Socialism, Capitalism and Alternatives

Edited by Peter J. S. Duncan and Elisabeth Schimpfössl

Distributed for UCL Press

252 pages | 3 halftones | 9 1/4 x 6 1/4
Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9781787353831 Published March 2020 For sale in North America only
Cloth $65.00 ISBN: 9781787353848 Published March 2020 For sale in North America only

In 1989, the Berlin Wall came down. Two years later, the Soviet Union disintegrated. The collapse of Communism in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union discredited the idea of socialism for generations to come. It was seen as representing the final and irreversible victory of capitalism. This triumphant dominance was barely challenged until the 2008 financial crisis threw the Western world into a state of turmoil. 

Through analysis of post-Socialist Russia and Central and Eastern Europe, as well as of the United Kingdom, China, and the United States, Socialism, Capitalism and Alternatives confronts the difficulty we face in articulating alternatives to capitalism, socialism, and threatening populist regimes. Beginning with accounts of the impact of capitalism on countries left behind by the planned economies, the book moves on to consider how China has become a beacon of dynamic economic growth, aggressively expanding its global influence. The final section of the book poses alternatives to the ideological dominance of neoliberalism in the West.
 

Contents
PART I: Capitalism in Action Chapter 1: Semi-Dependent Capitalism: Russia Ruslan Dzarasov Chapter 2: Diversifying the Super-Rich: -Listed Russians from a Muslim BackgroundForbes Catherine Suart Chapter 3: The Culture of Elite Philanthropy: Russia and the United Kingdom Compared Tim Monteath and Elisabeth Schimpfössl Chapter 4: Between the Public and the Private: Socialism, Capitalism and Street Socialization in Georgia Costanza Curro PART II: China Today and as a Future Alternative Chapter 5: Marking it in China: The Determinants of Economic Success in a Socialist Market System Ion Marandici Chapter 6: The Revival of Marxism in China: Could it Herald a Communist Reformation? Heiko Khoo Chapter 7: China’s Emerging Liberal Partnership Order and Russian and US Responses: Evidence from the Belt and Road Initiative in Eurasia Peter Braga and Stephen G. F. Hall PART III: Alternatives in the West Chapter 8: Neo-Liberalism, Keynesianism and the Current Crisis Geoffrey Hosking Chapter 9: Political Alternatives on the Western Left: Podemos, Syriza, Sanders and Corbyn Peter J.S. Duncan Conclusion Peter J.S. Duncan and Elisabeth Schimpfössl PART I: Capitalism in Action Chapter 1: Semi-Dependent Capitalism: Russia Ruslan Dzarasov Chapter 2: Diversifying the Super-Rich: -Listed Russians from a Muslim BackgroundForbes Catherine Suart Chapter 3: The Culture of Elite Philanthropy: Russia and the United Kingdom Compared Tim Monteath and Elisabeth Schimpfössl Chapter 4: Between the Public and the Private: Socialism, Capitalism and Street Socialization in Georgia Costanza Curro PART II: China Today and as a Future Alternative Chapter 5: Marking it in China: The Determinants of Economic Success in a Socialist Market System Ion Marandici Chapter 6: The Revival of Marxism in China: Could it Herald a Communist Reformation? Heiko Khoo Chapter 7: China’s Emerging Liberal Partnership Order and Russian and US Responses: Evidence from the Belt and Road Initiative in Eurasia Peter Braga and Stephen G. F. Hall PART III: Alternatives in the West Chapter 8: Neo-Liberalism, Keynesianism and the Current Crisis Geoffrey Hosking Chapter 9: Political Alternatives on the Western Left: Podemos, Syriza, Sanders and Corbyn Peter J.S. Duncan Conclusion Peter J.S. Duncan and Elisabeth Schimpfössl
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