Capitalism

Capitalism

ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly.

Author: James Fulcher

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198726074

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 160

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This title outlines the history and development of capitalism and addresses important 21st-century issues, such as New Labour's relationship with capitalism, recent crises in capitalist systems, the significance of global capitalism, and distinctive national models of capitalism. The word is heard and used frequently. Most people have an opinion about it. Has capital escaped the nation-state by going global? Is it doomed? There are alternatives to capitalism, in the guises of socialism, communal and cooperative experiments, and alternatives proposed by environmentalists.
Categories: Business & Economics

Capitalism A Very Short Introduction

Capitalism  A Very Short Introduction

ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly.

Author: James Fulcher

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191577611

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 160

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What is capitalism? Is capitalism the same everywhere? Is there an alternative? The word 'capitalism' is one that is heard and used frequently, but what is capitalism really all about, and what does it mean? The book begins by addressing basic issues such as 'what is capital?' before discussing the history and development of capitalism through three detailed and absorbing case studies ranging from the tulipomania of seventeenth-century Holland to the recent Enron crisis in America. Fulcher addresses important present day issues, such as New Labour's relationship with capitalism, the significance of global capitalism, and distinctive national models of capitalism. He also explores whether capital has escaped the nation-state by going global, emphasizing that globalizing processes are not new. He discusses the crisis tendencies of capitalism, such as the Southeast Asian banking crisis, the collapse of the Russian economy, and the 1997- 1998 global financial crisis, and asks whether capitalism is doomed. The book ends by asking whether there is an alternative to capitalism, discussing socialism, communal and cooperative experiments, and the alternatives proposed by environmentalists. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
Categories: Business & Economics

Capitalism

Capitalism

Author: James Fulcher

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1076306006

Category: Capitalism

Page: 139

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Categories: Capitalism

Socialism a Very Short Introduction

Socialism  a Very Short Introduction

Exploring the role of socialism over the last two hundred years, Michael Newman explains its major theories, and the key challenges facing it today.

Author: Michael Newman

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198836421

Category:

Page: 200

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Exploring the role of socialism over the last two hundred years, Michael Newman explains its major theories, and the key challenges facing it today. Drawing on case studies such as Bolivia and Cuba, he considers recent attempts to put socialism into practice, and argues that it remains ultimately relevant in today's world.
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The Welfare State A Very Short Introduction

The Welfare State  A Very Short Introduction

Situating social policy in an historical, sociological, and comparative perspective, David Garland brings a new understanding to familiar debates, policies, and institutions.

Author: David Garland

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199672660

Category: Political Science

Page: 144

View: 799

The programmes that make up the welfare state vary from nation to nation and from time to time, and the balance between markets and government, and free enterprise and social protection is perennially in question. In contemporary political debate the welfare state seems to be mostly viewed asa problem rather than a solution, and welfare programmes appear constantly on the defensive. ThisVery Short Introduction describes the modern welfare state, explaining its historical and contemporary significance and arguing that far from being 'a failure' or 'a problem', welfare states are an essential element of contemporary capitalism, and a vital concomitant of democratic government.In this accessible and entertaining account, David Garland cuts through the fog of misunderstandings to explain in clear and simple terms, what the welfare state is, how it works, and why it matters.ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, andenthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
Categories: Political Science

Marx

Marx

"First published 1980 as an Oxford University Press paperback; Reissued 1996; First published as a Very Short Introduction 2000"--Title page verso.

Author: Peter Singer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198821076

Category: Philosophy

Page: 130

View: 743

"First published 1980 as an Oxford University Press paperback; Reissued 1996; First published as a Very Short Introduction 2000"--Title page verso.
Categories: Philosophy

The Cultural Revolution

The Cultural Revolution

Examines the radical Chinese Communist movement called the Cultural Revolution, a period of suppression so controversial in China, that the Chinese government forbids a full investigation into it even 50 years later. Original.

Author: Richard Curt Kraus

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 9780199740550

Category: History

Page: 138

View: 852

Examines the radical Chinese Communist movement called the Cultural Revolution, a period of suppression so controversial in China, that the Chinese government forbids a full investigation into it even 50 years later. Original.
Categories: History

Critical Theory a Very Short Introduction

Critical Theory  a Very Short Introduction

Preface -- Introduction: what is critical theory?

Author: Stephen Eric Bronner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190692674

Category: Philosophy

Page: 144

View: 468

Preface -- Introduction: what is critical theory? -- The frankfurt school -- A matter of method -- Critical theory and modernism -- Alienation and reification -- Enlightened illusions -- The utopian laboratory -- The happy consciousness -- The great refusal -- From resignation to renewal -- Unfinished tasks -- Further reading -- Index
Categories: Philosophy

Neoliberalism A Very Short Introduction

Neoliberalism  A Very Short Introduction

ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly.

Author: Manfred B. Steger

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191609763

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 168

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Anchored in the principles of the free-market economics, 'neoliberalism' has been associated with such different political leaders as Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher, Bill Clinton, Tony Blair, Augusto Pinochet, and Junichiro Koizumi. In its heyday during the late 1990s, neoliberalism emerged as the world's dominant economic paradigm stretching from the Anglo-American heartlands of capitalism to the former communist bloc all the way to the developing regions of the global South. At the dawn of the new century, however, neoliberalism has been discredited as the global economy, built on its principles, has been shaken to its core by a financial calamity not seen since the dark years of the 1930s. So is neoliberalism doomed or will it regain its former glory? Will reform-minded G-20 leaders embark on a genuine new course or try to claw their way back to the neoliberal glory days of the Roaring Nineties? Is there a viable alternative to neoliberalism? Exploring the origins, core claims, and considerable variations of neoliberalism, this Very Short Introduction offers a concise and accessible introduction to one of the most debated 'isms' of our time. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
Categories: Business & Economics

Postcolonialism a Very Short Introduction

Postcolonialism  a Very Short Introduction

Nomadism , however , cannot be celebrated simply as an anti - capitalist strategy
, for the simple reason that enforced nomadism is also one brutal characteristic
mode of capitalism itself , which historically has precipitated mass migrations and
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Author: Robert J. C. Young

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198856832

Category: History

Page: 200

View: 668

Since the 1960s, many people around the world have challenged the idea that western perspectives are the only ones that count. This book examines the history of that challenge, outlining the ideas behind it, and showing the ways in which the histories and the cultures of the world can be rethought in new, different and productive directions.
Categories: History

Fascism

Fascism

In the new edition of this Very Short Introduction, Kevin Passmore unravels the paradoxes of one of the most important phenomena in the modern world, to make sense of its ideology and place in the modern world.

Author: Kevin Passmore

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199685363

Category: History

Page: 176

View: 333

Fascism is notoriously hard to define. In the new edition of this Very Short Introduction, Kevin Passmore unravels the paradoxes of one of the most important phenomena in the modern world, to make sense of its ideology and place in the modern world.
Categories: History

Religion a Very Short Introduction

Religion  a Very Short Introduction

The first big factory building, England's Derby Silk Mill, opened in 1721, but the
shift from growing crops to manufacturing products—and the move from
mercantile to industrial capitalismreally started in a rural village near
Manchester, ...

Author: Thomas A. Tweed

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190064679

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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Religion plays a central role in human experience. Billions of people around the world practice a faith and act in accordance with it. Religion shapes how they enter the world and how they leave it - how they eat, dress, marry, and raise their children. It affects law, economy, and government. It sanctifies injustice and combats it. Beginning with the first signs of religion among ancient humans and concluding with a look at modern citizens and contemporary trends,leading scholar Thomas Tweed examines this powerful and enduring force in human society. Religion: A Very Short Introduction offers a concise non-partisan overview of religion's long history and its complicated role in the world today.
Categories: Religion

The Avant Garde A Very Short Introduction

The Avant Garde  A Very Short Introduction

ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly.

Author: David Cottington

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191642555

Category: Art

Page: 160

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'The avant-garde' is perhaps the most important and influential concept in the history of modern culture. For over a hundred years it has governed critical and historical assessment of the quality and significance of an artist or a work of art, in any medium-if these have been judged to be 'avant-garde', then they have been worthy of consideration. If not, then by and large they have not, and neither critics nor historians have paid them much attention. In short, modern art is and has been whatever the 'avant-garde' has made, or has said it is. But very little attempt has been made to explore why 'the avant-garde' carries so much authority, or how it came to do so. What is more, the term remains a difficult one to define, and is often used in a variety of ways. What is the relation between 'the avant-garde' — that is, the social entity (the 'club') — and 'avant-garde' qualities in a work of art (or design, or architecture, or any other cultural product)? What does 'avant-gardism mean? Moreover, now that contemporary art seems to have broken all taboos and is at the centre of a billion-pound art market, is there still an 'avant-garde'? If so, what is the point of it and who are the artists concerned? In this Very Short Introduction, David Cottington explores the concept of the 'avant-garde' and examines its wider context through the development of western modernity, capitalist culture, and the global impact of both. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
Categories: Art

Globalization A Very Short Introduction

Globalization  A Very Short Introduction

Rather than forcing such a complex social phenomenon into a single conceptual framework, Manfred Steger presents globalization in plain, readable English as a multifaceted process encompassing global, regional, and local aspects of social ...

Author: Manfred B. Steger

Publisher: Oxford University Press, UK

ISBN: 9780191539381

Category: Political Science

Page: 176

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Offers a stimulating introduction to globalization and its varying impacts across, between, and within societies. It is a highly readable book that contributes to a better understanding of the crucial aspects and dimensions of the developments and transformations that go by the name of globalization. - ;'Globalization' has become the buzz-word of our time. A growing number of scholars and political activists have invoked the term to describe a variety of changing economic, political, cultural, ideological, and environmental processes that are alleged to have accelerated in the last few decades. Rather than forcing such a complex social phenomenon into a single conceptual framework, Manfred Steger presents globalization in plain, readable English as a multifaceted process encompassing global, regional, and local aspects of social life. In addition to explaining the various dimensions of globalization, the author explores whether globalization should be considered a 'good' or 'bad' thing - a question that has been hotly debated in classrooms, boardrooms, and on the streets. -
Categories: Political Science

Democracy A Very Short Introduction

Democracy  A Very Short Introduction

This book is a short account of the history of the doctrine, practices, and institutions of democracy, from Ancient Greece and Rome, through the American, French and Russian revolutions, and its varieties and conditions in the modern world.

Author: Bernard Crick

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780192802507

Category: History

Page: 130

View: 352

No political concept is more used, and misused, than that of democracy. Looking at key case studies, this explores the history of the doctrine and practice of democracy, and of the usages and practices associated with it in the modern world.
Categories: History

International Security A Very Short Introduction

International Security  A Very Short Introduction

An accessible, succinct introduction to the complicated issues surrounding today's international security considers such factors as climate change, migration, poverty, health and international terrorism while exploring the nature of key ...

Author: Christopher S. Browning

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199668533

Category: History

Page: 131

View: 547

An accessible, succinct introduction to the complicated issues surrounding today's international security considers such factors as climate change, migration, poverty, health and international terrorism while exploring the nature of key debates as reflected by a broad range of international examples. Original.
Categories: History

Karl Polanyi and the Contemporary Political Crisis

Karl Polanyi and the Contemporary Political Crisis

Muddle, Cas and Cristóbal Rovira Kaltwasser: Populism: A Very Short
Introduction, Oxford University Press, 2017. ... Newell, Peter and Matthew
Paterson: Climate Capitalism: Global Warming and the Transformation of the
Global Economy, ...

Author: Peadar Kirby

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350117846

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

View: 818

Has politics reached breaking point? Rather than defending liberalism or abandoning it, how can a socially just and ecological alternative be built? Peadar Kirby investigates the causes of our current multifaceted global crisis by drawing on the work of Karl Polanyi. This book explores Polanyi's theory that social disruptions result from the attempt to run society according to the rules of the market. Drawing on these ideas, it outlines pathways towards an alternative future that overcome weaknesses in Marxism. Linking the ecological, political and socio-economic crises, Kirby identifies that an alternative socio-ecological model is emerging, consistent with the insights of Polanyi. Karl Polanyi and the Contemporary Political Crisis is an urgent intervention into key debates on the future of politics, on the low-carbon transition, on automation and on the emerging world order.
Categories: Philosophy

Radical Teacher

Radical Teacher

A Brief History of Neoliberalism . New York : Oxford UP , 2005 . Moore , Michael .
Writer and dir . Sicko . Documentary Film . 123 min . Dog Eat Dog Films , 2007 .
right in the heart of capitalist America . ... Capitalism : A Very Short Introduction .

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ISBN: UCSC:32106020178445

Category: English philology

Page:

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Categories: English philology

Marx A Very Short Introduction

Marx  A Very Short Introduction

Peter Singer identifies the central vision that unifies Marx's thought, enabling us to grasp Marx's views as a whole.

Author: Peter Singer

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780192854056

Category: Philosophy

Page: 108

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Peter Singer identifies the central vision that unifies Marx's thought, enabling us to grasp Marx's views as a whole. He explains alienation, historical materialism, the economic theory of Capital, and Marx's idea of communism, in plain English, and concludes with an assessment of Marx's legacy.
Categories: Philosophy

Pimpin Ain t Easy

Pimpin  Ain t Easy

L . “ Negroes and the Crisis of Capitalism in the United States . ” Monthly Review
4 ... The Capitalist System : A Radical Analysis of American Society , 2nd Edition .
Englewood Cliffs ... Capitalism : A Very Short Introduction . New York : Oxford ...

Author: Beretta E. Smith-Shomade

Publisher: Taylor & Francis US

ISBN: 0415976790

Category: Social Science

Page: 210

View: 929

Explores the legacy of Black Entertainment Television (BET): what the network has provided to the larger U.S. television economy, and more specifically, to its target African-American demographic. The book examines whether the company has fulfilled its stated goals and implied obligation to African-American communties.
Categories: Social Science