Capitalism and Its Alternatives
By (author) Leslie Sklair
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Globalization by Leslie Sklair
Book DescriptionCapitalist globalization has been instrumental in globalizing civil and political rights all over the world as a condition of 'free' markets and trade, but capitalist globalizers have no answer to the rapidly accelerating demands for universal economics and social rights, expressed in the enormous growth of local, national, multinational and global NGOs and anti-globalization movements. In this book, based on his highly successful Sociology of the Global System, Leslie Sklair focuses on alternatives to global capitalism, arguing strongly that there are other alternative futures that retain and encourage the positive aspects of globalization whilst identifying what is wrong with capitalism. The negative aspects of capitalist globalization are explored in a new critique which argues that there are two main crises of capitalist globalization: the class polarization crisis and the crisis of ecological unsustainability. The book also presents a new analysis of a long-term alternative to global capitalism: the globalization of human rights.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199247448
(245mm x 172mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 11-Apr-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Leslie Sklair
Icon Project, Hardback (August 2016)
The Icon Project argues that the transnational capitalist class mobilizes two forms of iconic architecture-unique icons recognized as works of art, notably designed by global starchitects (such as Frank Gehry and Zaha Hadid); and typical icons copying elements of unique icons.
Sociology of Progress, Paperback (March 2007)
A thesis by Dr Leslie Sklair.
Transnational Capitalist Class, Hardback (October 2000)» View all books by Leslie Sklair
* Identifies and analyzes globalizing corporations and their allies. * Critically assesses corporate perspectives and debates about globalization. * Research drawn from interviews with over 80 Fortune Global 500 executives and managers. .
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