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Globalization and Its Discontents : The Rise of Postmodern Socialisms - Roger Burbach

Globalization and Its Discontents

The Rise of Postmodern Socialisms

Paperback Published: 20th January 1997
ISBN: 9780745311708
Number Of Pages: 208

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The decisive event of the late twentieth century has been the collapse of communism and the perceived triumph of capitalism. Written by authors from the First, former Second, and Third Worlds, this book reveals the characteristics and flaws of the late capitalist order. The authors explore the societal polarisation produced by globalization, the crisis of Western ideology, and the soft financial underbelly of globalization that could well bring us to an economic collapse. The perspective of this provocative book goes beyond those of the traditional left and the relativist, anti-historical school of postmodernism to offer an entirely fresh view of the world order.

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'A courageous, at times audacious, reflection on the future of the left. Required reading for the dark times ahead' -- Mike Davis, author of City of Quartz 'An excellent antidote to the complacency generated by the mass media and politicians who claim that 'we never had it so good' -- New Renaissance 'An insightful portrayal of the world at the end of the century which provides ideas and information that can be used to construct an alternative world' -- Eduardo Galeano

Prefacep. vii
Introduction: Back to the Futurep. 1
The New World Disorderp. 11
The Discontentsp. 21
The Crisis of Western Ideologyp. 35
The Economic Shock of Globalizationp. 53
The Trauma of the Third Worldp. 75
Decomposition in the United Statesp. 97
The Post-communist World: From Crisis to Catastrophep. 117
Visions: Old and Newp. 139
The Long Transition to Postmodern Socialismsp. 153
Notesp. 171
Bibliographyp. 181
Indexp. 186
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ISBN: 9780745311708
ISBN-10: 0745311709
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 20th January 1997
Publisher: Pluto Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.29 x 13.39  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.29
Edition Number: 1