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Published: 11 April 2002

390 Pages | 6 halftones, numerous tables and figures


ISBN: 9780199247448

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Capitalism and its Alternatives

Leslie Sklair

  • Leslie Sklair is a highly respected scholar in the field of Globalization and his book 'Sociology of the Global System' on which this book is based has been widely used as a core text since its original publication in 1991
  • Updated and refocused to consider global capitalism within the context of alternative futures which encourage the positive aspects of globalization and identify the negative aspects of capitalism.
  • The negative aspects of capitalist globalization are explored in a new critique and the class polarization crisis and the crisis of ecological unsustainability are considered.
  • The book also presents a new analysis of a long-term alternative to global capitalism: the globalization of human rights.
  • The book has been rewritten and expanded throughout, including a new introduction, and new chapters on 'From development to globalization'; 'The end of capitalist globalization?' and 'From capitalist globalization to Socialist Globalization'
  • Very accessibly written, this book deals with a huge subject in a concise and illuminating way for a student readership

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