Fantasy Islands: Chinese Dreams and Ecological Fears in an Age of Climate Crisis

By Julie Sze

the increase of China and its prestige as a number one worldwide manufacturing unit are changing the best way humans dwell and devour. while, the area seems cautious of the genuine expenditures concerned. Fantasy Islands probes chinese language, ecu, and American eco-desire and eco-technological goals, and examines the strategies they provide to environmental degradation during this age of worldwide monetary change.

Uncovering the tales of websites in China, together with the plan for a brand new eco-city referred to as Dongtan at the island of Chongming, mega-suburbs, and the Shanghai global Expo, Julie Sze explores the flows, fears, and fantasies of Pacific Rim politics that formed them. She charts how weather switch discussions align with US fears of China's ascendancy and the comparable death of the yank Century, and he or she considers the explanations of economic and political capital for eco-city and ecological improvement supported by way of elite strength constructions within the united kingdom and China. fable Islands indicates how ineffectual those efforts are whereas tough us to work out what a real eco-city might be.

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Imperialism, Crisis and Class Struggle: The Enduring Verities and Contemporary Face of Capitalism: Essays in Honor of James Petras

By Henry Veltmeyer

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Henry Veltmeyer Ph.D. (1976) is professor of foreign improvement reports at Saint Mary's college. He has released generally at the political financial system of foreign improvement and Latin America.

Edited by means of Henry Veltmeyer, Saint Mary's University

This booklet of essays is written in honour of James Petras, in attractiveness of his highbrow achievements and political interventions—his steadfast ideas, wonderful scholarship, outstanding writing and uncompromising commitment to the preferred struggles of hundreds of thousands the world over. In attractiveness of his life of major contributions and primary position within the international fight for social justice, the authors of this assortment, every one a number one pupil in his personal correct, deal with one of the most severe problems with our time: these of imperialism, drawback and sophistication fight. those matters enable the authors to spot either the ‘the enduring verities and modern face of capitalism’ and James Petras’ contributions to their paintings and that of others.

Contributors are Berch Berberoglu, Tom Brass, Ronald H. Chilcote, Raúl Delgado clever, John Bellamy Foster, Hannah Holleman, Ashok Kumbamu, Fernando Leiva, Stephen Lendman, Morris Morley, Michael Parenti, and Henry Veltmeyer.

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Note: this booklet has it seems that been reprinted via Haymarket books! uncertain if whatever used to be extra to it or now not, yet simply proposal i might point out it.

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The New Economics: A Bigger Picture

By Andrew Simms, David Boyle

Economics occasionally appears stacked opposed to social, environmental and person future health. however it does not need to be like this. a brand new method of economics - deriving as a lot from Ruskin and Schumacher as from Keynes or Smith - has began to emerge. Skeptical approximately cash as a degree of good fortune, this new economics turns our assumptions approximately wealth and poverty the wrong way up. It indicates us that genuine wealth could be measured by way of elevated wellbeing and fitness and environmental sustainability instead of simply having and eating extra issues. This ebook is the 1st obtainable and easy advisor to the hot economics. It describes the issues and weird contradictions in traditional economics in addition to the rules of the rising new economics, and it tells the real-world tales of the way new economics is being effectively positioned into perform world wide. a necessary advisor to realizing new economics for all those that care approximately making economics paintings for individuals and planet.

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Marxism and Social Movements (Historical Materialism)

By Laurence Cox, Alf Gunvald Nilsen

Marxism and Social Movements is the 1st sustained engagement among social-movement idea and Marxist methods to collective motion. The chapters gathered right here, through top figures in either fields, speak about the possibility of a Marxist conception of social routine. Exploring struggles on six continents over one hundred fifty years, it units a brand new time table either for Marxist concept and for circulation research.

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Theory As History: Essays on Modes of Production and Exploitation (Historical Materialism)

By Jairus Banaji

Winner of the 2011 Isaac and Tamara Deutscher Memorial Prize

The essays accumulated herein care for the Marxist inspiration of a "mode of production," the emergence of medieval family members of creation, the origins of capitalism, the dichotomy among loose and unfree exertions, and essays in agrarian historical past. They show the significance of reintegrating concept with historical past and of bringing heritage again into old materialism.

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From Socialism to Capitalism: Eight Essays

This identify comprises 8 essays which are attached by means of a number of universal strands. crucial one is the group of the most subject-matter: socialism, capitalism, democracy, swap of process. those 4 expressions hide 4 phenomena of serious and entire value. every piece within the booklet offers with those and the connections among them. one of many Leitmotifs is the 'capitalism/socialism' pair of opposites. Capitalism has a historical past of numerous hundred years, whereas the socialist regime existed just for a couple of many years. yet this pair of opposites used to be principal to the historical past of the 20 th century. This antagonism placed its stamp on political pondering, at the overseas coverage and armed forces preparedness of each state, and on a few appallingly damaging armed conflicts.All those had nice secondary effect on each one country's fiscal improvement and the normal of residing and disposition of its population. not one of the experiences is limited to 1 state - to not Hungary or to the other. each one attempts to include the issues universal to larger devices. in spite of the fact that, the better unit comprehended isn't the comparable in every one examine. One might care for the capitalist or socialist process mostly, one other will all of the post-socialist nations, and a 3rd the imperative East ecu zone. yet all expand the research past the borders of 1 state.

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Private Vices, Public Benefits: Bernard Mandeville's Social and Political Thought (Revised Edition)

By Maurice Goldsmith

It is a revised electronic version of:

Private Vices, Public advantages: Bernard Mandeville's Social and Political proposal (Ideas in Context), Cambridge collage Press, 1985.

This publication examines the social and political considered Bernard Mandeville, whose works, even though infamous, had an important influence on such thinkers as Voltaire, Hume, and Adam Smith. Professor Goldsmith units out to teach how Mandeville's perspectives resulted from his rejection of the ideology of his time, which subordinated inner most pursuits to the claims of society or God. as a substitute, Mandeville proposed self-love because the mechanism of social improvement and attributed civilisation and the facilities of lifestyles to selfishness. even though he didn't enhance a thought of the loose marketplace, his perspectives, by means of exalting 'private vices' and ridiculing the classical and aristocratic virtues, legitimated the pursuit of achieve and the 'spirit of capitalism'.

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Trade and Empire in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World

By Andrew Hamilton

Unfastened exchange has turn into a hugely politicized time period, yet its origins, historic context, and alertness to coverage judgements were principally missed. This ebook examines the connection among liberal political economic climate and the altering belief of empire within the eighteenth century, investigating how the doctrine of laissez-faire economics motivated politicians charged with restructuring the transatlantic dating among Britain and the newly autonomous the USA. As best minister through the peace negotiations to finish the yankee Revolution in 1782â3, Lord Shelburne understood that the British Empire needed to be substantially reconceived. trained by way of the industrial philosophies of Adam Smith, he expected a brand new advertisement empire dependent upon exchange rather than the archaic version of territorial conquests. Negotiations among Shelburne and the yankee statesmen Benjamin Franklin and John Adams exhibit the appliance of Smithâs advertisement theories to the British-American peace cost. via tracing the family tree of laissez-faire, this ebook locates the old historical past from which glossy principles of unfastened exchange, empire, and cosmopolitanism emerged. Benjamin Vaughan, personal secretary to Shelburne through the peace talks, is verified as a big ancient determine, and his treatise, New and outdated ideas of alternate in comparison (1788), is pointed out as an important contribution to the literature of political economic system. An interdisciplinary examine integrating background, economics, and philosophy, exchange and Empire deals a brand new standpoint at the highbrow background of the eighteenth-century Atlantic international.

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Economic Theory and its History (Routledge Studies in the History of Economics)

This assortment brings jointly best economists from around the globe to discover key concerns in monetary research and the historical past of monetary idea. This booklet bargains with vital topics in economics by way of an method that has its roots within the works of the classical economists from Adam Smith to David Ricardo. The chapters were encouraged through the paintings of Neri Salvadori, who has made key contributions in a number of parts together with the idea of construction, the idea of price and distribution, the speculation of monetary progress, in addition to the idea of renewable and deplorable normal assets.

The major issues during this e-book comprise construction, worth and distribution; endogenous financial development; renewable and exhaustible ordinary assets; capital and earnings; oligopolistic festival; powerful call for and capability usage; monetary law; and subject matters within the historical past of monetary research. a number of of the contributions are heavily relating to the works of Neri Salvadori. this can be proven with appreciate to special modern issues together with the resources of financial development, the function of exhaustible assets in financial improvement, the aid and disposal of waste, the redistribution of source of revenue and wealth, and the rules of an inherently volatile monetary zone.

All contributions are fresh, unique and concise, written by means of prime exponents of their box of craftsmanship. jointly this quantity represents a useful contribution to fiscal research and the background of monetary notion. This publication is acceptable in case you examine monetary thought and its historical past, political economic climate in addition to philosophy.

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