Property for People, Not for Profit
Alternatives to the Global Tyranny of Capital
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Property for People, Not for Profit by Ulrich Duchrow
Book DescriptionThe issue of private property and the rights it confers remain almost undiscussed in critiques of globalization and free market economics. Yet property lies at the heart of an economic system geared to profit maximization. The authors describe the historically specific and self-consciously explicit manner in which it emerged. They trace this history from earliest historical times and show how, in the hands of Thomas Hobbes and John Locke in particular, the notion of private property took on its absolutist nature and most extreme form - a form which neoliberal economics is now imposing on humanity worldwide through the pressures of globalization. They argue that avoiding the destruction of people's ways of living and of Nature requires reshaping our notions of private property. They look at practical ways for social and ecumenical movements to press for alternatives.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781842774793
(220mm x 140mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Zed Books Ltd
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Ulrich Duchrow
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This major work offers an historical description and systematic analysis of the root causes of this global economic crisis, which the authors understand as a crisis of western civilization, and provides a comprehensive solution based on theological social justice.
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Author Biography - Ulrich Duchrow
Ulrich Duchrow is Professor of Systematic Theology at the University of Heidelberg, Germany. He is the co-founder of Kairos Europa, an ecumenical grassroots network striving for economic justice. Franz J. Hinkelammert is a German economist who has spent much of his working life in Latin America. He has had some of his work published in English - notably 'The Ideological Weapons of Death' (1986). Much of his work has appeared in Spanish.
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