A New Democracy: Alternatives to a Bankrupt World Order (Global Issues v.7)
By: Harry Shutt (author)Paperback
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Harry Shutt argues our world is coming under threat from forces that the ruling elite is increasingly unable to control. Our present economic system is inherently unstable and heading not just for recession, but very serious breakdown. And US domination of international politics cannot last in an age where democracy and respect for human rights are demanded and where marginalisation of most of the world's people is no longer acceptable. This book gives us a trenchant mix of powerful critique and concrete hope. The author exposes the fantasies at the heart of today's market capitalism and counterfeit democracy. Here is a message of hope, a contribution to a new political agenda, and the intellectual ideas to support it.
Harry Shutt was educated at Oxford and Warwick Universities. He worked for six years in the Development and Planning Division of the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). He then moved to the Research Department of the General and Municipal Workers' Union (1973-76) and subsequently became Chief Economist at the Fund for Research and Investment for the Development of Africa (1977-79). Since then he has been an independent economic consultant. His books include The Trouble with Capitalism: An Inquiry into the Causes of Global Economic Failure (Zed Books, 1999) and A New Democracy: Alternatives to a Bankrupt World Order (Zed Books, 2001)
* Introduction: Breakdown of the World Order*1. The Waning of Imperialism*2. Capitalist Crisis and the Threat to US Hegemony*3. Corporate Interests vs. the Public Interest*4. The World Trade System: A Study in the Failure of Globalization*5. The Crisis of Underdevelopment: Searching for a New Model*6. In Place of the 'Free' Market*7. The Transition to Supranationalism*8. The Path to Democracy
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