This book gathered contributions by the editor, Peter Herrmann, and Wendy Earles and Brigitte Kratzwald. Rather than looking in a specialist perspective at different aspects of current social analysis, it aims to provide a transverse insight into issues of a new world order. Economic and political changes are seen as interwoven in such a way that they mark a system shift. Although catchy terms as re-feudalisation are tempting, they need to be developed in a historical analysis that brings economic and political shifts comprehensively together. The present book, one of three volumes 'Writings on Philosophy and Economy of Power', does not claim to be conclusive. However it presents the view on some core issues. The fundamental view is that we find a shift in the understanding of political regulation that is grounded in a change of the economic formation. However, rather than focusing on the thesis of a simple 'take over' by capitalism or neo-liberalism it is suggested that such development actually means that development is to a large extent actually shifting away from capitalism. Its basic structures, determined by economic laws, are replaced by politically dominated mechanisms of control and steering. As much as feudal structures had been pre-capitalist in their character, we are now facing a post-capitalist feudalism.
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About the Author
Der Autor ist adjunct professor an der Universität Kuopio, Finnland (ab 1.1.2010 University of Eastern Finland) und adjunct senior lecturer an der Universität Cork, Ireland.