Now with a substantial new postscript on the financial crisis
This book provides a basic introduction to the 'nuts and bolts' of capitalism. It starts by examining the classic accounts of capitalism found in the works of Adam Smith,…
… In order to provide a guide to what the twenty-first-century economy might look like, this book revisits the great project of Global Capitalism. What did it actually entail? How far did it go? What were its strengths and failings? By deconstructing its core ideas…
In this thought-provoking new book, Anthony Smith analyses key debates between historians and social scientists on the role of nations and nationalism in history. In a wide-ranging analysis of the work of historians, sociologists, political scientists…
…Western capitalism is in crisis. For decades investment has been falling, living standards have stagnated or declined, and inequality has risen dramatically. Economic policy has neither reformed the financial system nor restored stable growth. Climate change meanwhile…
The contemporary debate on economic policy is dominated by the issue of 'which model of capitalism works best'.
Consumer capitalism dominates our economy, our politics and our culture. Yet there is a growing body of research from a range of disciplines that suggests that consumer capitalism may be past its sell-by date.
Beyond Consumer Capitalism…
…The Rise of Vampire Capitalism (and not a slayer in sight)
3. The Roots of Vampire Capitalism
4. Living with Twenty-First-Century Capitalism
5. The Juggernaut of Science and Technology: Friend or Foe?
…This original book casts new light on the history of capitalism, industrialization and modernity, and will be essential reading for all those interested in the great debate about the economic rise of the West.
Table of contents
1. Introduction: The Question of Transition from Capitalism
2. Failures and Achievements of the Past
3. Which Revolution?
4. Peaceful Transition
Civil Society, Capitalism and the State presents a critical reconstruction of the social and political facets of Thomas Hill Green's liberal socialism. It explores the complex relationships Green sees between human nature, personal freedom, the common good, rights and the state. It explores…