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Joseph Alois Schumpeter Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy Joseph Alois Schumpeter Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy Новинка

Joseph Alois Schumpeter Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy

2011 Reprint of 1947 Second Edition. Joseph Alois Schumpeter (1883 - 1950) was an Austrian-American economist and political scientist. He popularized the term "creative destruction" in economics. Schumpeter's most popular book in English is probably Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy. This book opens with a treatment of Karl Marx. While he is sympathetic to Marx's theory that capitalism will collapse and will be replaced by socialism, Schumpeter concludes that this will not come about in the way Marx predicted. To describe it he borrowed the phrase "creative destruction", and made it famous by using it to describe a process in which the old ways of doing things are endogenously destroyed and replaced by new ways.
Joseph Alois Schumpeter Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy Joseph Alois Schumpeter Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy Новинка

Joseph Alois Schumpeter Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy

2011 Reprint of 1947 Second Edition. Joseph Alois Schumpeter (1883 - 1950) was an Austrian-American economist and political scientist. He popularized the term "creative destruction" in economics. Schumpeter's most popular book in English is probably Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy. This book opens with a treatment of Karl Marx. While he is sympathetic to Marx's theory that capitalism will collapse and will be replaced by socialism, Schumpeter concludes that this will not come about in the way Marx predicted. To describe it he borrowed the phrase "creative destruction", and made it famous by using it to describe a process in which the old ways of doing things are endogenously destroyed and replaced by new ways.
Joseph Alois Schumpeter Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy (Second Edition Text) Joseph Alois Schumpeter Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy (Second Edition Text) Новинка

Joseph Alois Schumpeter Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy (Second Edition Text)

Schumpeter's Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy is perhaps the most important and influential book on the subject ever written This volume is the result of an effort to weld into a readable form the bulk of almost forty years' thought, observation and research on the subject of socialism. The problem of democracy forced its way into the place it now occupies in this volume because it proved impossible to state my views on the relation between the socialist order of society and the democratic method of government without a rather extensive analysis of the latter. Moreover, this material also reflected the analytic efforts of an individual who, while always honestly trying to probe below the surface, never made the problems of socialism the principal subject of his professional research for any length of time and therefore has much more to say on some topics than on others. In order to avoid creating the impression that I aimed at writing a well-balanced treatise I have thought it best to group my material around five central themes. Links and bridges between them have been provided of course and something like systematic unity of presentation has, I hope, been achieved. But in essence they are-though not independent-almost self-contained pieces of analysis.
Joseph Alois Schumpeter Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy (Second Edition Text) Joseph Alois Schumpeter Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy (Second Edition Text) Новинка

Joseph Alois Schumpeter Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy (Second Edition Text)

Schumpeter's Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy is perhaps the most important and influential book on the subject ever writtenThis volume is the result of an effort to weld into a readable form the bulk of almost forty years' thought, observation and research on the subject of socialism. The problem of democracy forced its way into the place it now occupies in this volume because it proved impossible to state my views on the relation between the socialist order of society and the democratic method of government without a rather extensive analysis of the latter.Moreover, this material also reflected the analytic efforts of an individual who, while always honestly trying to probe below the surface, never made the problems of socialism the principal subject of his professional research for any length of time and therefore has much more to say on some topics than on others. In order to avoid creating the impression that I aimed at writing a well-balanced treatise I have thought it best to group my material around five central themes. Links and bridges between them have been provided of course and something like systematic unity of presentation has, I hope, been achieved. But in essence they are-though not independent-almost self-contained pieces of analysis.
Williamson Thad Property-Owning Democracy. Rawls and Beyond Williamson Thad Property-Owning Democracy. Rawls and Beyond Новинка

Williamson Thad Property-Owning Democracy. Rawls and Beyond

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Property-Owning Democracy: Rawls and Beyond features a collection of original essays that represent the first extended treatment of political philosopher John Rawls' idea of a property-owning democracy. Offers new and essential insights into Rawls's idea of «property-owning democracy» Addresses the proposed political and economic institutions and policies which Rawls's theory would require Considers radical alternatives to existing forms of capitalism Provides a major contribution to debates among progressive policymakers and activists about the programmatic direction progressive politics should take in the near future
Schutter Helder De Global Democracy and Exclusion Schutter Helder De Global Democracy and Exclusion Новинка

Schutter Helder De Global Democracy and Exclusion

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The essays in this book explore the consequences of globalization for democracy, covering issues which include whether democracy implies exclusion or borders, and whether it is possible to create a democracy on a global level. Explores the consequences of globalization for democracy Discusses whether democracy implies exclusion or boundaries Makes sense of democracy and human rights in a globalizing world Investigates what kind of common identity can and should support forms of global democracy Presents a state-of-the-art analysis of the foundations of global democracy
The Intelligent Woman's Guide The Intelligent Woman's Guide Новинка

The Intelligent Woman's Guide

The Intelligent Woman's Guide to Socialism, Capitalism, Sovietism, and Fascism As a lifelong socialist, Shaw believed that economic inequality was a poison destroying...
Peter Wagner The Greek Polis and the Invention of Democracy. A Politico-cultural Transformation and Its Interpretations Peter Wagner The Greek Polis and the Invention of Democracy. A Politico-cultural Transformation and Its Interpretations Новинка

Peter Wagner The Greek Polis and the Invention of Democracy. A Politico-cultural Transformation and Its Interpretations

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The Greek Polis and the Invention of Democracy presents a series of essays that trace the Greeks’ path to democracy and examine the connection between the Greek polis as a citizen state and democracy as well as the interaction between democracy and various forms of cultural expression from a comparative historical perspective and with special attention to the place of Greek democracy in political thought and debates about democracy throughout the centuries. Presents an original combination of a close synchronic and long diachronic examination of the Greek polis – city-states that gave rise to the first democratic system of government Offers a detailed study of the close interactionbetween democracy, society, and the arts in ancient Greece Places the invention of democracy in fifth-century bce Athens both in its broad social and cultural context and in the context of the re-emergence of democracy in the modern world Reveals the role Greek democracy played in the political and intellectual traditions that shaped modern democracy, and in the debates about democracy in modern social, political, and philosophical thought Written collaboratively by an international team of leading scholars in classics, ancient history, sociology, and political science
Brockington Dan Capitalism and Conservation Brockington Dan Capitalism and Conservation Новинка

Brockington Dan Capitalism and Conservation

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Through a series of case studies from around the world, Capitalism and Conservation presents a critique of conservation’s role as a central driver of global capitalism. Features innovative new research on case studies on the connections between capitalism and conservation drawn from all over the world Examines some of our most popular leisure pursuits and consumption habits to uncover the ways they drive and deepen global capitalism Reveals the increase in intensity and variety of forms of capitalist conservation throughout the world
Marx and Marxism Marx and Marxism Новинка

Marx and Marxism

An illuminating history of Marx's thought and intellectual influence from a leading historian of socialism Why was Marx so successful as a thinker? Did he have a system and if so, what does it consist of? How did Marxism develop in the twentieth century and what does it mean today? Karl Marx remains the most influential and controversial political thinker in history. The movements associated with his name have lent hope to many victims of tyranny and aggression but have also proven disastrous in practice and resulted in the unnecessary deaths of millions. If after the collapse of the Soviet Union his reputation seemed utterly eclipsed, a new generation is reading and discovering Marx in the wake of the recurrent financial crises, growing social inequality and an increasing sense of the injustice and destructiveness of capitalism. Both his critique of capitalism and his vision of the future speak across the centuries to our times, even if the questions he poses are more difficult to answer than ever. In this wide-ranging account, Gregory Claeys, one of Britain's leading historians of socialism, considers Marx's ideas and their development through the Russian Revolution to the present, showing why Marx and Marxism still matter today.
Marx Karl, H. J. Stenning Selected Essays Marx Karl, H. J. Stenning Selected Essays Новинка

Marx Karl, H. J. Stenning Selected Essays

The founder of Communism was Karl Heinrich Marx (1818 -1883). Marx was a German philosopher, political economist, historian, sociologist, humanist, political theorist and revolutionary. The Communist Manifesto (1848) was his most important work. Mark said, "Just as capitalism replaced feudalism, socialism will in its turn replace capitalism and lead to a stateless, classless society which will emerge after a transitional period, the 'dictatorship of the proletariat." Essays included in this work are A CRITICISM OF THE HEGELIAN PHILOSOPHY OF RIGHT, ON THE JEWISH QUESTION, ON THE KING OF PRUSSIA AND SOCIAL REFORM, MORALISING CRITICISM AND CRITICAL MORALITY: A POLEMIAGAINST KARL HEINZEN, PROUDHON, FRENCH MATERIALISM, and THE ENGLISH REVOLUTION.
Addison Wiggin Endless Money. The Moral Hazards of Socialism Addison Wiggin Endless Money. The Moral Hazards of Socialism Новинка

Addison Wiggin Endless Money. The Moral Hazards of Socialism

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A detailed look at how, and why, the American financial system has reached its current state Today's economy and capital markets are faced with the long-term buildup of public and private credit. Furthermore, we face higher taxes, greater spending, and more debt. We are now at a critical crossroads and our leaders have few realistic solutions. Proposals calling for tax reforms or fewer regulations have fallen on deaf ears. In fact, U.S. democracy has become more socialist and reform is needed immediately. Endless Money is an examination of how the U.S. government and the country's financial systems have embraced socialism, and why cultural deterioration reinforces the trend and jeopardizes democracy. In it, author William Baker sees this socialism embodied in two things. The first is the socialization of income, the second is the socialization of credit. Explores the present socialistic qualities of the American government and its financial system Looks back at how today's conditions relate not just to the Great Depression, but ancient empires such as Rome Calls for radical changes such as reduced regulatory power of the Federal Reserve, a considerable devaluation of the dollar in terms of gold, and repeal of income tax Includes a Web site devoted to book, with recommendations, quotes from the financial community, and think tank contacts Insightful and informative, Endless Money examines our current economic condition and describes what the United States can do to get back on the right economic track.
Colin Crouch Making Capitalism Fit For Society Colin Crouch Making Capitalism Fit For Society Новинка

Colin Crouch Making Capitalism Fit For Society

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Capitalism is the only complex system known to us that can provide an efficient and innovative economy, but the financial crisis has brought out the pernicious side of capitalism and shown that it remains dependent on the state to rescue it from its own deficiencies. Can capitalism be reshaped so that it is fit for society, or must we acquiesce to the neoliberal view that society will be at its best when markets are given free rein in all areas of life? The aim of this book is to show that the acceptance of capitalism and the market does not require us to accept the full neoliberal agenda of unrestrained markets, insecurity in our working lives, and neglect of the environment and of public services. In particular, it should not mean supporting the growing dominance of public life by corporate wealth. The world’s most successful mature economies are those that fully embrace both the discipline of the market and the need for protection against its negative outcomes. Indeed, a continuing, unresolved clash between these two forces is itself a major source of vitality and innovation for economy and society. But maintenance of that tension depends on the enduring strength of trade unions and other critical groups in civil society – a strength that is threatened by neoliberalism’s increasingly intolerant onward march. Outlining the principles for a renewed and more assertive social democracy, this timely and important book shows that real possibilities exist to create a better world than that which is being offered by the wealthy elites who dominate our public and private lives.
Max Weber The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism Max Weber The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism Новинка

Max Weber The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism

An abridged edition to include: The Problem - Religious Affiliation & Social Stratification - The Spirit of Capitalism - Luther's Conception of the Calling - Task of the Investigation - The Practical Ethics of the Ascetic Branches of Protestantism - The Religious Foundations of Worldly Asceticism - Asceticism and the Spirit of Capitalism - Endnotes
John Ishiyama T. Comparative Politics. Principles of Democracy and Democratization John Ishiyama T. Comparative Politics. Principles of Democracy and Democratization Новинка

John Ishiyama T. Comparative Politics. Principles of Democracy and Democratization

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By revealing the contextual conditions which promote or hinder democratic development, Comparative Politics shows how democracy may not be the best institutional arrangement given a country's unique set of historical, economic, social, cultural and international circumstances. Addresses the contextual conditions which promote or hinder democratic development Reveals that democracy may not be the best institutional arrangement given a country's unique set of historical, economic, social, cultural and international circumstances Applies theories and principles relating to the promotion of the development of democracy to the contemporary case studies
Oscar Wilde The Soul of Man Under Socialism Oscar Wilde The Soul of Man Under Socialism Новинка

Oscar Wilde The Soul of Man Under Socialism

In The Soul of Man under Socialism Oscar Wilde expounds on an anarchist world view. Wilde argues that under capitalism the majority of people spoil their lives by an unhealthy and exaggerated altruism-are forced, indeed, so to spoil them: instead of realizing their true talents, they waste their time solving the social problems caused by capitalism, without taking their common cause away. Thus, caring people seriously and very sentimentally set themselves to the task of remedying the evils that they see in poverty, but their remedies do not cure the disease: they merely prolong it because, the proper aim is to try and reconstruct society on such a basis that poverty will be impossible.Wilder Publications is a green publisher. All of our books are printed to order. This reduces waste and helps us keep prices low while greatly reducing our impact on the environment.
Francis B. Gummere Democracy and Poetry Francis B. Gummere Democracy and Poetry Новинка

Francis B. Gummere Democracy and Poetry

Эта книга — репринт оригинального издания (издательство "Boston and New York, Houghton Mifflin-company", 1911 год), созданный на основе электронной копии высокого разрешения, которую очистили и обработали вручную, сохранив структуру и орфографию оригинального издания. Редкие, забытые и малоизвестные книги, изданные с петровских времен до наших дней, вновь доступны в виде печатных книг.1911. This particular sketch of the relations between democracy and poetry opens with a retrospective view of the institution, and closes with a sort of prophecy about the art. Contents: Democracy; Reaction; Whitman and Taine; The Functional Origins of Poetry; Democracy in Poetry; and Alma Poesis.
Isaacs Mark CENTENNIAL RUMINATION on Max Weber's The Protestant Ethic and The Spirit of Capitalism Isaacs Mark CENTENNIAL RUMINATION on Max Weber's The Protestant Ethic and The Spirit of Capitalism Новинка

Isaacs Mark CENTENNIAL RUMINATION on Max Weber's The Protestant Ethic and The Spirit of Capitalism

In 1904-1905 Max Weber published the sociological classic "The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism". In this book Weber argues that religion, specifically "ascetic Protestantism" provided the essential social and cultural infrastructure that led to modern capitalism. Weber's suggests that Protestantism has "an affinity for capitalism."Indeed, something within Protestantism-by accident or design-creates the necessary preconditions that lead to the flowering of a just, free, and prosperous society. At the same time, Weber wonders if the economic backwardness of certain societies and regions of the world are somehow related to their religious affiliation. Weber's century old thesis challenges the erroneous core assumptions of many secular humanists, postmoderns, Roman Catholic traditionalists, and Islamists. In view of the threat of the War on Terror, and in the face of the inadequate response of secularist and post-modern intellectuals, it is vital that we understand and appreciate the profound paradigm shift that occurred during the sixteenth and seventeenth century that led to the unfolding of modern capitalism. Despite a plethora of critics Max Weber's one-hundred year old thesis still stands.
G D. H. 1889-1959 Cole Guild socialism. A plan for economic democracy G D. H. 1889-1959 Cole Guild socialism. A plan for economic democracy Новинка

G D. H. 1889-1959 Cole Guild socialism. A plan for economic democracy

Эта книга — репринт оригинального издания (издательство "New York, Frederick A. Stokes company", 1921 год), созданный на основе электронной копии высокого разрешения, которую очистили и обработали вручную, сохранив структуру и орфографию оригинального издания. Редкие, забытые и малоизвестные книги, изданные с петровских времен до наших дней, вновь доступны в виде печатных книг.
Instaread Summary, Analysis & Review of Christopher H. Achen's & Larry M. Bartels's Democracy for Realists by Instaread Instaread Summary, Analysis & Review of Christopher H. Achen's & Larry M. Bartels's Democracy for Realists by Instaread Новинка

Instaread Summary, Analysis & Review of Christopher H. Achen's & Larry M. Bartels's Democracy for Realists by Instaread

Summary, Analysis & Review of Christopher H. Achen’s & Larry M. Bartels’s Democracy for Realists by Instaread Preview: Democracy for Realists: Why Elections Do Not Produce Responsive Government offers a critique of conventional wisdom surrounding popular theories of democracy. Authors Christopher Achen and Larry Bartels argue that the public, journalists, and political scientists rely on a group of common-sense understandings of democracy. The authors collectively refer to these beliefs as the “folk theory” of democracy. The folk theory presumes that people behave as engaged citizens and that election outcomes reflect public policy preferences. This assumption is inaccurate and misleading, and therefore presents a danger to democracy.Political scientists have tried in various ways to validate or systematize the intuitions on which the folk theory in based. Anthony Downs put forward a spatial model of voting, which supposes that individuals vote for the politicians who are closest to their own policy preferences. According to that theory, victorious politicians are the ones who can best align their policies with those… PLEASE NOTE: This is a Summary, Analysis & Review of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Summary, Analysis & Review of Christopher H. Achen’s & Larry M. Bartels’s Democracy for Realists by Instaread Overview of the Book Important People Key Takeaways Analysis of Key Takeaways About the AuthorWith Instaread, you can get the key tak...
Peter Wagner Modernity Peter Wagner Modernity Новинка

Peter Wagner Modernity

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We live in a modern age, but what does ‘modern’ mean and how can a reflection on ‘modernity’ help us to understand the world today? These are the questions that Peter Wagner sets out to answer in this concise and accessible book. Wagner begins by returning to the question of modernity's Western origins and its claims to open up a new and better era in the history of humanity. Modernity's claims and expectations have become more prevalent and widely shared, but in the course of their realization and diffusion they have also been radically transformed. In an acute and engaging analysis, Wagner examines the following key issues among others: – Modernity was based on the hope for freedom and reason, but it created the institutions of contemporary capitalism and democracy. How does the freedom of the citizen relate to the freedom of the buyer and seller today? And what does disaffection with capitalism and democracy entail for the sustainability of modernity? – Rather than a single model of modernity, there is now a plurality of forms of modern socio-political organisation. What does this entail for our idea of progress and our hope that the future world can be better than the present one? – All nuance and broadening notwithstanding, our concept of modernity is in some way inextricably tied to the history of Europe and the West. How can we compare different forms of modernity in a 'symmetric', non-biased or non-Eurocentric way? How can we develop a world-sociology of modernity?
Simons Maarten Rancière, Public Education and the Taming of Democracy Simons Maarten Rancière, Public Education and the Taming of Democracy Новинка

Simons Maarten Rancière, Public Education and the Taming of Democracy

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Rancière, Public Education and the Taming of Democracy introduces the political and educational ideas of Jacques Rancière, a leading philosopher increasingly important in educational theory. In light of his ideas, the volume explores the current concern for democracy and equality in relation to education. The book introduces and discusses the works of Jacques Rancière, a leading philosopher increasingly important in the field of educational theory and philosophy The volume will have a broad appeal to those in the field of education theory and philosophy, and those concerned with democracy, equal opportunities and pedagogy Balanced in its introduction of the political and educational ideas of this author and in its exploration in line with his work of some important issues in education and policy today Contributors from diverse countries and intellectual and cultural backgrounds, including the UK, US, Belgium, Sweden, Spain, France, Canada
Guyot Yves Socialistic Fallacies Guyot Yves Socialistic Fallacies Новинка

Guyot Yves Socialistic Fallacies

Эта книга — репринт оригинального издания (издательство "New York, The Macmillan company", 1910 год), созданный на основе электронной копии высокого разрешения, которую очистили и обработали вручную, сохранив структуру и орфографию оригинального издания. Редкие, забытые и малоизвестные книги, изданные с петровских времен до наших дней, вновь доступны в виде печатных книг.1910. No Socialist has succeeded in explaining the conditions for the production, remuneration and distribution of capital in a collectivist system. No Socialist has succeeded in determining the motives for action which individuals would obey. When pressed for an answer, they allege that human nature will have been transformed, but the more the individual develops, the stronger will be the resistance he offers to every kind of repression. Contents: Utopias and Communistic Experiments. Socialist Theories. Postulates of German Socialism. Distribution of Capital. Distribution of Industries. Inconsistencies of Scientific Socialism. Collectivist Organization. The Actual Class Way. Socialism and Democracy.
Parker Palmer J. Healing the Heart of Democracy. The Courage to Create a Politics Worthy of the Human Spirit Parker Palmer J. Healing the Heart of Democracy. The Courage to Create a Politics Worthy of the Human Spirit Новинка

Parker Palmer J. Healing the Heart of Democracy. The Courage to Create a Politics Worthy of the Human Spirit

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Hope for American democracy in an era of deep divisions In Healing the Heart of Democracy, Parker J. Palmer quickens our instinct to seek the common good and gives us the tools to do it. This timely, courageous and practical work—intensely personal as well as political—is not about them, «those people» in Washington D.C., or in our state capitals, on whom we blame our political problems. It's about us, «We the People,» and what we can do in everyday settings like families, neighborhoods, classrooms, congregations and workplaces to resist divide-and-conquer politics and restore a government «of the people, by the people, for the people.» In the same compelling, inspiring prose that has made him a bestselling author, Palmer explores five «habits of the heart» that can help us restore democracy's foundations as we nurture them in ourselves and each other: An understanding that we are all in this together An appreciation of the value of «otherness» An ability to hold tension in life-giving ways A sense of personal voice and agency A capacity to create community Healing the Heart of Democracy is an eloquent and empowering call for «We the People» to reclaim our democracy. The online journal Democracy & Education called it «one of the most important books of the early 21st Century.» And Publishers Weekly, in a Starred Review, said «This beautifully written book deserves a wide audience that will benefit from discussing it.»
Democracy and Civil Society in Asia: Volume 2: Democratic Transitions and Social Movements in Asia Democracy and Civil Society in Asia: Volume 2: Democratic Transitions and Social Movements in Asia Новинка

Democracy and Civil Society in Asia: Volume 2: Democratic Transitions and Social Movements in Asia

This collection explores the possibilities for expanding and consolidating existing democratic spaces in Asia, under the pressure of market reforms. It provides new insights into the prospects for democratic consolidations in the region. The book explores the ways of going beyond the official and elitist discourses on constitutional democracy and economic development. It analyzes the complex challenges of deepening poverty and highlights the obstacles to the empowerment of marginalized communities, including women and ethno-religious minorities. The authors of this volume suggest ways to engender development through grassroots democracy in the new millennium.
The Ethical Capitalist. How to Make Business Work Better for Society The Ethical Capitalist. How to Make Business Work Better for Society Новинка

The Ethical Capitalist. How to Make Business Work Better for Society

Capitalism has lost its way. Every week brings fresh news stories about businesses exploiting their staff, avoiding their taxes, and ripping off their customers. Every week, public anger at the system grows. Now, one of Britain’s foremost entrepreneurs intervenes to make the case for putting business back firmly in the service of society, and setting out on a new path to a kinder, fairer form of capitalism.  Drawing on four decades of hands-on management experience, the founder of Richer Sounds argues that ethically run businesses are invariably more efficient, more motivated and more innovative than those that care only about the bottom line. He uncovers the simple tools that the best leaders use to make their businesses fair, revealing how others can follow suit. And he also delves into the big questions that modern capitalism has to answer if it is to survive and to thrive. When should – and shouldn’t – the state intervene in the workings of commercial enterprises? What does business as a whole owe back to the wider community? Is the relationship between leaders of big corporations and politicians too cosy, and, if so, what is to be done about it?  At heart, The Ethical Capitalist is a plea for a new sense of moral purpose in business. If that takes hold, Julian Richer believes, we might just save capitalism from itself.
Unequal Democracy: The Political Economy of the New Gilded Age Unequal Democracy: The Political Economy of the New Gilded Age Новинка

Unequal Democracy: The Political Economy of the New Gilded Age

The first edition of Unequal Democracy was an instant classic, shattering illusions about American democracy and spurring scholarly and popular interest in the political causes and consequences of escalating economic inequality. This revised and expanded edition includes two new chapters on the political economy of the Obama era. One presents the Great Recession as a "stress test" of the American political system by analyzing the 2008 election and the impact of Barack Obama's "New New Deal" on the economic fortunes of the rich, middle class, and poor. The other assesses the politics of inequality in the wake of the Occupy Wall Street movement, the 2012 election, and the partisan gridlock of Obama's second term. Larry Bartels offers a sobering account of the barriers to change posed by partisan ideologies and the political power of the wealthy. He also provides new analyses of tax policy, partisan differences in economic performance, the struggle to raise the minimum wage, and inequalities in congressional representation. President Obama identified inequality as "the defining challenge of our time." Unequal Democracy is the definitive account of how and why our political system has failed to rise to that challenge. Now more than ever, this is a book every American needs to read.
OccupyMedia! The Occupy Movement and Social Media in Crisis Capitalism OccupyMedia! The Occupy Movement and Social Media in Crisis Capitalism Новинка

OccupyMedia! The Occupy Movement and Social Media in Crisis Capitalism

The Occupy movement has emerged in a historical crisis of global capitalism. It struggles for the reappropriation of the commodified commons. Communications are part of the commons of society. Yet contemporary social media are ridden by an antagonism between private corporate control (YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, etc.) and self-managed, commons-based activist media. In this work, Christian Fuchs analyses the contradictory dialectic of social media in the Occupy movement. Drawing on a political economy framework and interpretation of the results of the OccupyMedia! Survey, in which more than 400 Occupy activists reported on their social media use, OccupyMedia! The Occupy Movement and Social Media in Crisis Capitalism shows how activists confront the contradictions of capitalism and communication in the age of crisis and social media. The book discusses the contradiction between commercial and alternative social media and argues that the existence of a surveillance-industrial complex expressed in the PRISM system shows the urgent necessity to create social media beyond Facebook and Google.
American Capitalism American Capitalism Новинка

American Capitalism

What cause the Great Depression? How did the Lewis and Clark Expedition change our contry forever? With fascinating history and stunning images, Cornerstones of Freedom offers you an intriguing and in-depth look at the ideas, people, and events that have shaped our nation.
Dean Hammer A Companion to Greek Democracy and the Roman Republic Dean Hammer A Companion to Greek Democracy and the Roman Republic Новинка

Dean Hammer A Companion to Greek Democracy and the Roman Republic

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A Companion to Greek Democracy and the Roman Republic offers a comparative approach to examining ancient Greek and Roman participatory communities. Explores various aspects of participatory communities through pairs of chapters—one Greek, one Roman—to highlight comparisons between cultures Examines the types of relationships that sustained participatory communities, the challenges they faced, and how they responded Sheds new light on participatory contexts using diverse methodological approaches Brings an international array of scholars into dialogue with each other
Ray Abrahams, Lilian Karina After Socialism. Land Reform and Social Change in Eastern Europe Ray Abrahams, Lilian Karina After Socialism. Land Reform and Social Change in Eastern Europe Новинка

Ray Abrahams, Lilian Karina After Socialism. Land Reform and Social Change in Eastern Europe

The collapse of Soviet influence and the disillusionment with socialism in the early 1990s led to ambitious programs of economic reform throughout Eastern Europe. The papers in this volume, written by anthropologists and sociologists with detailed first-hand knowledge of the rural areas concerned, explore the situation in several countries; account is also taken of the differences between them. Not only are reform policies considered in the light of actual developments and reactions of villagers to changing circumstances; actual processes of land reform, the emergence of new family farms, and the creation of new forms of co-operative and joint stock company are described and examined well.
Alain Badiou Philosophy and the Idea of Communism. Alain Badiou in conversation with Peter Engelmann Alain Badiou Philosophy and the Idea of Communism. Alain Badiou in conversation with Peter Engelmann Новинка

Alain Badiou Philosophy and the Idea of Communism. Alain Badiou in conversation with Peter Engelmann

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In a well-known text called ‘The Communist Hypothesis’, first published in 2007, the renowned philosopher Alain Badiou breathed fresh life into the idea of communism as an intellectual representation that provides a critical perspective on existing politics and offers a systemic alternative to capitalism. Now, in the course of this wide-ranging conversation with Peter Engelmann, Alain Badiou explains why he continues to value the idea of communism against the background of current social crises and despite negative historical experiences. From the anticipation of a communism without a state to the problem of the concept of democracy and an analysis of capitalism as a system, the two thinkers discuss the key political issues of our time. Whilst explaining his political philosophy, Badiou also reflects on current socio-political developments such as the turmoil in the Middle East and the situation in China. This compelling dialogue is both a highly topical contribution to the question of how we might organize our societies differently and an accessible introduction to Badiou's philosophical thinking.
Сергей Надькин Дети Владимировской набережной (сборник) Сергей Надькин Дети Владимировской набережной (сборник) Новинка

Сергей Надькин Дети Владимировской набережной (сборник)

Author of this book is a participant of democracy movement in Russia and a relative of a mordovian scientist and writer Dmitry Nadkin, who was killed in Helsinki by Russian secret service. I am interested in history and poet and writer, perpetuator of his deed.
Jane Addams Democracy And Social Ethics Jane Addams Democracy And Social Ethics Новинка

Jane Addams Democracy And Social Ethics

A Digitally Enlarged Edition, To Include The Following, Unabridged Lectures: Charitable Effort - Filial Relations - Household Adjustment - Industrial Amelioration - Educational Methods - Political Reform
M.J. Schaack Anarchy and Anarchists M.J. Schaack Anarchy and Anarchists Новинка

M.J. Schaack Anarchy and Anarchists

Эта книга — репринт оригинального издания, созданный на основе электронной копии высокого разрешения, которую очистили и обработали вручную, сохранив структуру и орфографию оригинального издания. Редкие, забытые и малоизвестные книги, изданные с петровских времен до наших дней, вновь доступны в виде печатных книг.A History of the Red Terror and the Social Revolution in America and Europe. Communism, Socialism, and Nihilism in Doctrine and in deed
Matt Leighninger Public Participation for 21st Century Democracy Matt Leighninger Public Participation for 21st Century Democracy Новинка

Matt Leighninger Public Participation for 21st Century Democracy

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A comprehensive text on the theory and practice of public participation Written by two leaders in the field, Public Participation for 21st Century Democracy explores the theory and practice of public participation in decision-making and problem-solving. It examines how public participation developed over time to include myriad thick, thin, and conventional opportunities, occurring in both face-to-face meetings and online settings. The book explores the use of participation in various arenas, including education, health, land use, and state and federal government. It offers a practical framework for thinking about how to engage citizens effectively, and clear explanations of participation scenarios, tactics, and designs. Finally, the book provides a sensible approach for reshaping our participation infrastructure to meet the needs of public officials and citizens. The book is filled with illustrative examples of innovative participatory activities, and numerous sources for more information. This important text puts the spotlight on the need for long-term, cross-sector, participation planning, and provides guidance for leaders, citizens, activists, and others who are determined to improve the ways that participation and democracy function. Public Participation for 21st Century Democracy: Helps students and practitioners understand the history, theory, and practice of public participation Contains a wealth of case studies that explore the application of public participation in different settings Covers vital issues such as education, health, land use, and state and federal government Has accompanying instructor resources, such as PowerPoint slides, discussion questions, sample assignments, case studies and research from www.participedia.net, and classroom activities.
Capitalism and Modernity: The Great Debate Capitalism and Modernity: The Great Debate Новинка

Capitalism and Modernity: The Great Debate

This important new book investigates how the West attained its current position of economic and social advantage. In an incisive historical analysis, Jack Goody examines when and why Europe (and Anglo-America) started to outstrip all other continents in socio-economic growth.Drawing on non-Western examples of economic and technical progress, Goody challenges assumptions about long-term European supremacy of a 'cultural' kind, as was a feature of many theories current in social science. He argues that the divergence came with the Industrial Revolution and that the earlier bourgeois revolution of the sixteenth century was but one among many Eurasia-wide expressions of developing mercantile and manufacturing activity.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.
Lenin V. Imperialism: The Highest Stage of Capitalism Lenin V. Imperialism: The Highest Stage of Capitalism Новинка

Lenin V. Imperialism: The Highest Stage of Capitalism

Vladimir Lenin created this hugely significant Marxist text to explain fully the inevitable flaws and destructive power of Capitalism: that it would lead unavoidably to imperialism, monopolies and colonialism. He prophesied that those third world countries used merely as capitalist labour would have no choice but to join the Communist revolution in Russia. GREAT IDEAS. Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are.
Jiayi Liu Study on the Auditing System of Socialism with Chinese Characteristics Jiayi Liu Study on the Auditing System of Socialism with Chinese Characteristics Новинка

Jiayi Liu Study on the Auditing System of Socialism with Chinese Characteristics

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A comprehensive, authoritative examination of Chinese auditing practices Study on the Auditing System of Socialism with Chinese Characteristics provides unprecedented insight into China's current audit process, with expert contributions and predictions of future trends. Author Jiayi Liu is the Auditor General of the National Audit Office of the People's Republic of China, and the current chairman of the governing boards of the International Organizations of Supreme Audit Institutions; in this book, he draws upon his vast experience to help you better understand China's unique approach to auditing. Contributions from senior auditors across the China National Audit Office share deep insight into the system's framework, features, and development, providing a comprehensive, systematic examination of current, past, and future practices. As a leading global auditing authority, Liu is the ideal source of information and clarity on China's auditing system. This book opens up the practices, processes, and foundational aspects of this complex system to provide insight for those doing business in China. Understand the foundation of the Chinese auditing system Learn how the system was created and developed over time Delve into the system's framework and detailed features Gain first-hand insight into China's auditing experience Developed as a companion to Study on the Auditing Theory of Socialism with Chinese Characteristics, this book expands upon the system's basic foundations to show how theory translates into practice. Companies who do business in China need a working knowledge of the system, and a scientific examination from the definitive authority provides a level of insight you won't find anywhere else. Study on the Auditing System of Socialism with Chinese Characteristics is the essential primer to the Chinese audit.
Donald Kagan Pericles of Athens and the Birth of Democracy Donald Kagan Pericles of Athens and the Birth of Democracy Новинка

Donald Kagan Pericles of Athens and the Birth of Democracy

"Kagan, faithful to his lifelong fascination with Pericles . . . gives us an accessible and invaluable account of his life and deeds".--Allan Bloom, author of "The Closing of the American Mind".
Stenzel Julia Shepard The Brand IDEA. Managing Nonprofit Brands with Integrity, Democracy, and Affinity Stenzel Julia Shepard The Brand IDEA. Managing Nonprofit Brands with Integrity, Democracy, and Affinity Новинка

Stenzel Julia Shepard The Brand IDEA. Managing Nonprofit Brands with Integrity, Democracy, and Affinity

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Offering a new framework for nonprofit brand management, this book presents the Brand IDEA (Integrity, Democracy, and Affinity). The framework eschews traditional, outdated brand tenets of control and competition largely adopted from the private sector, in favor of a strategic approach centered on the mission and based on a participatory process, shared values, and the development of key partnerships. The results are nonprofit brands that create organizational cohesion and generate trust in order to build capacity and drive social impact. The book explores in detail how nonprofit organizations worldwide are developing and implementing new ways of thinking about and managing their organizational brands.
Hartmut Wessler Habermas and the Media Hartmut Wessler Habermas and the Media Новинка

Hartmut Wessler Habermas and the Media

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Jürgen Habermas is arguably the most influential social theorist and philosopher of the twentieth century, and his imprint on media and communication studies extends well into the twenty-first. This book lucidly unpacks Habermas’s sophisticated contributions to the study of media, centering on the three core concepts for which his work is best known: the public sphere, communicative action, and deliberative democracy. Habermas and the Media offers an accessible introduction, as well as a critical investigation of how Habermas’s thinking can help us to understand and assess our contemporary communication environment – and where his framework needs revision and extension. Full of original and sometimes surprising insights, this book is essential reading for scholars and students of media, political communication, and democracy, as well as anyone seeking guidance through Habermas’s rich world of thought.
Yaromir Lukin The Gard. The Blockchain State. Democracy of tomorrow Yaromir Lukin The Gard. The Blockchain State. Democracy of tomorrow Новинка

Yaromir Lukin The Gard. The Blockchain State. Democracy of tomorrow

The author raises relevant issues in economics and politics (war, redistribution of territories, unemployment, and globalization) and offers solutions based on blockchain technology using the example of the Gard project.
Costas Douzinas Philosophy and Resistance in the Crisis. Greece and the Future of Europe Costas Douzinas Philosophy and Resistance in the Crisis. Greece and the Future of Europe Новинка

Costas Douzinas Philosophy and Resistance in the Crisis. Greece and the Future of Europe

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This book is about the global crisis and the right to resistance, about neoliberal biopolitics and direct democracy, about the responsibility of intellectuals and the poetry of the multitude. Using Greece as an example, Douzinas argues that the persistent sequence of protests, uprisings and revolutions has radically changed the political landscape. This new politics is the latest example of the drive to resist, a persevering characteristic of the human spirit. The EU and the IMF used Greece as a guinea pig to test the conditions of social reconstruction in times of crisis. But the manifold resistances turned the object of experimentation into a political subject and overturned the plans of elites. The idea and limits of democracy are redefined in the place of their birth.
Carole Pateman The Disorder of Women. Democracy, Feminism and Political Theory Carole Pateman The Disorder of Women. Democracy, Feminism and Political Theory Новинка

Carole Pateman The Disorder of Women. Democracy, Feminism and Political Theory

Carole Pateman is one of the leading political theorists writing today. This wide-ranging volume brings together for the first time a selection of her work on democratic theory and her feminist critique of mainstream political theory. The volume includes substantial discussions on questions of democracy and citizenship, including the construction of the concept of the political and complex, but largely unrecognized, problems surrounding women's participation and consent, and their relation to the social contract tradition. This work should be of interest to students and researchers in political theory, women's studies and sociology.
Eduard Bernstein Evolutionary socialism Eduard Bernstein Evolutionary socialism Новинка

Eduard Bernstein Evolutionary socialism

Эта книга — репринт оригинального издания, созданный на основе электронной копии высокого разрешения, которую очистили и обработали вручную, сохранив структуру и орфографию оригинального издания. Редкие, забытые и малоизвестные книги, изданные с петровских времен до наших дней, вновь доступны в виде печатных книг.Evolutionary socialism.
Carl Walter Red Capitalism. The Fragile Financial Foundation of China's Extraordinary Rise Carl Walter Red Capitalism. The Fragile Financial Foundation of China's Extraordinary Rise Новинка

Carl Walter Red Capitalism. The Fragile Financial Foundation of China's Extraordinary Rise

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The truth behind the rise of China and whether or not it will be able to maintain it How did China transform itself so quickly? In Red Capitalism: The Fragile Financial Foundation of China's Extraordinary Rise, Revised Edition Carl Walter and Fraser Howie go deep inside the Chinese financial machine to illuminate the social and political consequences of the unique business model that propelled China to economic powerhouse status, and question whether this rapid ascension really lives up to its reputation. All eyes are on China, but will it really surpass the U.S. as the world's premier global economy? Walter and Howie aren't so certain, and in this revised and updated edition of Red Capitalism they examine whether or not the 21st century really will belong to China. The specter of a powerful China is haunting the U.S. and other countries suffering from economic decline and this book explores China's next move Packed with new statistics and stories based on recent developments, this new edition updates the outlook on China's future with the most cutting-edge information available Find out how China financed its current position of strength and whether it will be able to maintain its astonishing momentum Indispensable reading for anyone looking to understand the limits that China's past development decisions have imposed on its brilliant future, Red Capitalism is an essential resource for anyone considering China's business strategies in today's extremely challenging global economy.
William Greider Оne world, ready or not. The manic logic of global capitalism William Greider Оne world, ready or not. The manic logic of global capitalism Новинка

William Greider Оne world, ready or not. The manic logic of global capitalism

A national best-seller written by the editor of Rolling Stone magazine explores the realities and complexities of today's global economy, and its impact on the future.Издательство: Simon&Schuster, 1st Touchstone Ed edition
J.H. Gullive Studies in Democracy J.H. Gullive Studies in Democracy Новинка

J.H. Gullive Studies in Democracy

Эта книга — репринт оригинального издания (издательство "New York. The Knickerbocker press", 1917 год), созданный на основе электронной копии высокого разрешения, которую очистили и обработали вручную, сохранив структуру и орфографию оригинального издания. Редкие, забытые и малоизвестные книги, изданные с петровских времен до наших дней, вновь доступны в виде печатных книг.The essence of democracy. The efficiency of democracy. American womens contribution to democracy. Julia H. Gullive, Ph.D., LL.D. president of rockford college for women Rockford, III.

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A comprehensive, authoritative examination of Chinese auditing practices Study on the Auditing System of Socialism with Chinese Characteristics provides unprecedented insight into China's current audit process, with expert contributions and predictions of future trends. Author Jiayi Liu is the Auditor General of the National Audit Office of the People's Republic of China, and the current chairman of the governing boards of the International Organizations of Supreme Audit Institutions; in this book, he draws upon his vast experience to help you better understand China's unique approach to auditing. Contributions from senior auditors across the China National Audit Office share deep insight into the system's framework, features, and development, providing a comprehensive, systematic examination of current, past, and future practices. As a leading global auditing authority, Liu is the ideal source of information and clarity on China's auditing system. This book opens up the practices, processes, and foundational aspects of this complex system to provide insight for those doing business in China. Understand the foundation of the Chinese auditing system Learn how the system was created and developed over time Delve into the system's framework and detailed features Gain first-hand insight into China's auditing experience Developed as a companion to Study on the Auditing Theory of Socialism with Chinese Characteristics, this book expands upon the system's basic foundations to show how theory translates into practice. Companies who do business in China need a working knowledge of the system, and a scientific examination from the definitive authority provides a level of insight you won't find anywhere else. Study on the Auditing System of Socialism with Chinese Characteristics is the essential primer to the Chinese audit.
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