'Walden Bello is the world's leading no-nonsense revolutionary.' - Naomi Klein, author of The Shock Doctrine
In this eye-opening and often scathing book, Walden Bello provides a forensic dissection of contemporary capitalism's multiple crises. Trenchant but constructive, Bello's analysis of the collapse of the global real economy, covering such issues as the Wall Street meltdown, the disintegration of the Greek economy, and the rise of China, emphasizes the ever more pressing need to engage in a radical process of deglobalization towards a decentralized, pluralistic world system. Only then will we be able to construct a fairer and more equitable society.
A stirring call to arms for all those interested in global economic justice.
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 363 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 138 mm
Edition: New ed.
'Walden Bello's work has been consistently outstanding, highly informative and full of insight.'
'Walden Bello is the world's leading no-nonsense revolutionary.'
Naomi Klein, author of 'This Changes Everything' and 'The Shock Doctrine'
'Deploying his wide-ranging knowledge of political economy and his experiences as a movement activist, Waldon Bello dissects conventional diagnoses and solutions to planetary crises, offering his own proposals for deglobalization. Magnificently lucid, this is a must-read for all interested in capitalism's threat to human survival.'
Michael Burawoy, University of California at Berkeley
'Bello is a global resource, as unrelenting in his critique of global capitalism as he is indefatigable in his efforts to actualize an emancipatory alternative. Capitalism's Last Stand is panoramic in its intellectual vision, biting in its analysis of the multifaceted failures of our 21st century political economy, and firm in the conviction that we can replace it with something better.'
Peter Evans, Professor Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley and Senior Research Fellow, Brown University
'In nine essays, Walden Bello draws a fine grained portrait of the tumult in the world economy and offers his wise suggestions for a way forward. His road to the future, deglobalization, emerges not out of wishful thinking but from both his analytical work and his political activism over the course of the past decades in Focus on the Global South and now in the parliament of the Philippines. Cataclysm stares the planet in the face: ideas such as that of Walden's might just be the tonic for a renewal of our hope.'
Vijay Prashad, The Poorer Nations: A Possible History of the Global South.