Capitalism and Its Alternatives by Chris Rogers

By Chris Rogers

The worldwide fiscal drawback has catalysed debates in regards to the advantages of capitalism as a process for organizing construction, distribution and alternate. Political elites have argued that capitalism isn't really essentially pernicious or crisis-prone and will be effectively reformed with the perfect set of guidelines. Conversely, many have argued wholesale swap of angle in the direction of the prestige and production of wealth in modern society is needed if crises of this type are to be avoided sooner or later.

In Capitalism and Its Alternatives, Chris Rogers offers a severe advent to theories of capitalism and to the sorts of its crises in historic and modern contexts, in addition to reflecting at the perform of anti-capitalism and the ways in which monetary and social kinfolk are formed, reshaped and resisted. Crucially, the ebook asks key questions: What possible choices to capitalism exist? And via what approaches and during what associations could they be achieved?

“Through lucid argumentation and examples drawn from cooperative and occupy activities previous and current, Capitalism and Its Alternatives demonstrates non-capitalist global isn't really a utopia, yet a truth already within the making. students and activists will locate it an invaluable advent to the modern debates within the anti-capitalist stream, yet this book's transparent exposition and cogent prose warrantly it is going to entice a broader public.” —Silvia Federici, feminist activist and writer of Revolution at element Zero

“This is an outstanding ebook. it really is transparent and clean and covers quite a number ways frequently ignored in discussions of this subject. it truly is a very good serious creation to an important query within the world.” —John Holloway, professor of sociology and writer of Crack Capitalism

“Critically reviewing the crisis-ridden song list of up to date capitalism, this booklet comprehensively explores (among others) libertarian, socialist and communist possible choices. crucial examining for a person trying to find a cogent research of the issues of capitalism and the clients for transcending it.” —Alfredo Saad Filho, professor of political economic system, SOAS, college of London

“This is a truly attention-grabbing booklet; it's also a vital publication. we are living in an age the place desire is in rather brief provide, as the political house to consider how issues should be diverse has been heavily squeezed. In what's a must-read contribution to the literature, Chris Rogers presents us with the most important insights approximately innovations to reactivate that space.” —Professor Matthew Watson, division of Politics and foreign reviews, collage of Warwick

Capitalism and Its Alternatives is a crucial and well timed intervention in debates concerning the nature of capitalism and the way to alter it. It bargains an account of capitalism's drawback traits that's either theoretically wealthy and commonly available. It additionally provides a cosmopolitan argument approximately easy methods to lead to substitute sorts of social association that avoids the romanticism of present socialist choices. a strong name to action!” —Dr. Adrienne Roberts, college of Manchester

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