An Anti-Capitalist Manifesto / Edition 1

An Anti-Capitalist Manifesto / Edition 1

by Alex Callinicos
     
 

ISBN-10: 0745629032

ISBN-13: 9780745629032

Pub. Date: 04/10/2003

Publisher: Wiley

The great demonstrations at Seattle and Genoa have shown that we are in a new era of protest. The neo-liberal economic policies pursued by the Group of Seven leading industrial countries and the international institutions they control are provoking widespread resistance. Growing numbers of people in all five continents are rejecting the values of the market and the…  See more details below

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The great demonstrations at Seattle and Genoa have shown that we are in a new era of protest. The neo-liberal economic policies pursued by the Group of Seven leading industrial countries and the international institutions they control are provoking widespread resistance. Growing numbers of people in all five continents are rejecting the values of the market and the vision of a world made safe for the multinational corporations.

But what does the anti-globalization movement stand for? Is it, as its most common name suggests, against globalization itself? Is it opposed merely to the neo-liberal Washington Consensus that became dominant in the 1980s and 1990s, or is its real enemy the capitalist system itself? The World Social Forum at Porto Alegre has popularized the slogan 'Another World is Possible'. But what is that world?

Alex Callinicos seeks to answer these questions in An Anti-Capitalist Manifesto. He analyses the development of the movement, distinguishes between the different political forces within it, and explores the strategic dilemmas - notably over violence and the nation-state - that it increasingly confronts. He argues that the movement is directed against capitalism itself. The logic of competitive accumulation that drives this system is not only increasing global inequality and economic instability, but threatens ecological catastrophe and appalling conflict. To meet the challenge of global capitalism the new protest movement requires, according to Callinicos, a creative synthesis of its own inclusive and dynamic style and the best of the classical Marxist tradition.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745629032
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/10/2003
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction1
1Capitalism Against the Planet21
So what's the problem?21
Financial follies28
The perpetual motion machine35
Accumulation and catastrophe44
The sword of Leviathan50
2Varieties and Strategies67
Varieties of anti-capitalism67
Reform or revolution?86
3Imagining Other Worlds106
Anti-capitalist values106
A note on diversity112
What's wrong with the market?114
Why we need planning122
A transitional programme132
Afterword144
Notes150
Index171

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