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Polarizing Development: Alternatives to Neoliberalism and the Crisis (Paperback)
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Polarizing Development: Alternatives to Neoliberalism and the Crisis (Paperback)

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Paperback 288 Pages / Published: 20/11/2014
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The global economic crisis has exposed the limits of neoliberalism and dramatically deepened social polarization. Yet, despite increasing social resistance and opposition, neoliberalism prevails globally.

Radical alternatives, moreover, are only rarely debated. And if they are, such alternatives are reduced to new Keynesian and new developmental agendas, which fail to address existing class divisions and imperialist relations of domination.

This collection of essays polarizes the debate between radical and reformist alternatives by exploring head-on the antagonistic structure of capitalist development. The contributors ground their proposals in an international, non-Eurocentric and Marxian inspired analysis of capitalism and its crises. From Latin America to Asia, Africa to the Middle East and Europe to the US, social and labour movements have emerged as the protagonists behind creating alternatives.

This book's new generation of scholars has written accessible yet theoretically informed and empirically rich chapters elaborating radical worldwide strategies for moving beyond neoliberalism, and beyond capitalism. The intent is to provoke critical reflection and positive action towards substantive change.

Publisher: Pluto Press
ISBN: 9780745334691
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 431 g
Dimensions: 230 x 150 x 18 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'Not only rejects neoliberalism and its alleged alternative, new developmentalism, on theoretical grounds; it also provides real solutions as to how neoliberal capitalism should be challenged' -- Professor Ben Fine, Department of Economics, SOAS; author of Marx's Capital and From Political Economy to Economics
'Essential reading for anyone wishing to understand the expressions of neoliberal domination and resistance across national spaces in global capitalism' -- Susanne Soederberg, Professor of Global Political Economy at Queen's University, Canada, author of Debtfare States and the Poverty Industry: Money, Discipline and the Surplus Population.
'A strong critique of false prophets and offer their own version of a people-centered society. The inspirations run from the indignation of the Global South to the indignados of southern Europe. From the depths of what appears to be hopelessness, Pradella and Marois have collected work that tries to rekindle hope' -- Vijay Prashad, author of The Poorer Nations: A Possible History of the Global South
'Brings together authors who combine high academic qualification and critical thinking. It offers a broad, dense and comprehensive picture of the challenges that the supersession of neoliberalism forces us to face' -- Ricardo Antunes, Professor in Sociology of Labour, State University of Campinas
'Not only rejects neoliberalism and its alleged alternative, new developmentalism, on theoretical grounds; it also provides real solutions as to how neoliberal capitalism should be challenged. A near-perfect 'post-crisis' guide to the [anti-neoliberal] movement' -- Maciej Bancarzewski, International Socialism

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