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The Liberal Virus examines the ways in which the American model is being imposed on the world, and outlines its economic and political consequences. It shows how both citizenship and class consciousness are diluted in "low-intensity democracy" and argues instead for democratization as an ongoing process-of fundamental importance for human progress-rather than a fixed constitutional formula designed to support the logic of capital accumulation.
In a panoramic overview, Amin examines the objectives and outcomes of American policy in the different regions of the world. He concludes by outlining the challenges faced by those resisting the American project today: redefining European liberalism on the basis of a new compromise between capital and labor, re-establishing solidarity among the people of the South, and reconstructing an internationalism that serves the interests of regions that are currently divided against each other.
|I||The liberal vision of society||9|
|II||The ideological and para-theoretical foundations of liberalism||13|
|III||The consequences : really-existing globalized liberalism||29|
|IV||The origins of liberalism||53|
|V||The challenge of liberalism today||87|