Beyond The Dependency Culture

Beyond The Dependency Culture

by James Robertson
ISBN-10:
0275963152
ISBN-13:
9780275963156
Pub. Date:
03/30/1998
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

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Overview

Beyond The Dependency Culture

Communism has collapsed and socialism is discredited. Is this the end of history? No, James Robertson argues, precisely the opposite. 20th century capitalism and socialism propped each other up. Both belonged to the modern industrialized period of human history, when the powerful interest groups of business and state dominated people, and Euro-American culture and power dominated the world. An emerging post-modern worldview foreshadows possibilities for a new path of progress, more deeply concerned for people and nature.

Based on articles and lectures, this collection explores what this new path of progress could mean for politics, work, welfare, health, energy, the life of families and neighborhoods, the world role of today's rich countries, and other aspects of the human predicament today. Important reading for concerned citizens and policymakers alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780275963156
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 03/30/1998
Series: Praeger Studies on the 21st Century Series
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword

Introduction

Post-Industrial Liberation (1977)

A Post-Marxist Strategy (1978)

The Political Economy of a Conserving Society (1979)

Work (1980)

After the Welfare State (1980)

A New Politics (1984)

Money (1984)

Towards a Post-Modern Worldview (1990)

Health

Devil's Tunes

Beyond Horseshit Economics

Monetary Democracy for Europe (1992)

After Keynes and Thatcher: What Now? An Open Letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1993)

What's Wrong with Nuclear Power? (1993)

Social Investment (1995)

A New Social Compact (1996)

Epilogue (1997)

Index

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