How Will Capitalism End?

Essays on a Failing System

Author: Wolfgang Streeck

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9781786632982

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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The provocative political thinker asks if it will be with a bang or a whimper After years of ill health, capitalism is now in a critical condition. Growth has given way to stagnation; inequality is leading to instability; and confidence in the money economy has all but evaporated. In How Will Capitalism End?, the acclaimed analyst of contemporary politics and economics Wolfgang Streeck argues that the world is about to change. The marriage between democracy and capitalism, ill-suited partners brought together in the shadow of World War Two, is coming to an end. The regulatory institutions that once restrained the financial sector's excesses have collapsed and, after the final victory of capitalism at the end of the Cold War, there is no political agency capable of rolling back the liberalization of the markets. Ours has become a world defined by declining growth, oligarchic rule, a shrinking public sphere, institutional corruption and international anarchy, and no cure to these ills is at hand.

Agency Theory and Executive Pay

The Remuneration Committee's Dilemma

Author: Alexander Pepper

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319999699

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 133

View: 6847


This new book examines the relationship between agency theory and executive pay. It argues that while Jensen and Meckling (1976) were right in their analysis of the agency problem in public corporations they were wrong about the proposed solutions. Drawing on ideas from economics, psychology, sociology and the philosophy of science, the author explains how standard agency theory has contributed to the problem of executive pay rather than solved it. The book explores why companies should be regarded as real entities not legal fictions, how executive pay in public corporations can be conceptualised as a collective action problem and how behavioral science can help in the design of optimal incentive arrangements. An insightful and revolutionary read for those researching corporate governance, HRM and organisation theory, this useful book offers potential solutions to some of the problems with executive pay and the standard model of agency.

Western capitalism in transition

Global processes, local challenges

Author: Andrea Andreotti,David Benassi,Yuri Kazepov

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 1526122421

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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This book is a critical exploration of capitalism in transition, bringing together cutting edge, world renowned scholars who reflect from different disciplinary points of view. Since its emergence at the end of the 17th century, industrial capitalism as a specific form of organization of society has set recurrent challenges to its own persistence, and until today, it has proved to be successful to develop new ways of accumulation based on its capacity of adaptation. Is this process of transition now accelerating or reaching an end point? The book is structured in three main sections: 1) the transformations of welfare societies and capitalism with a focus on South European welfare states and their (in)capacity to tackle poverty; 2) the transformation of work and migration with a special attention to informality and the question of social rights; and 3) the transformation of cities and their urban movements. Drawing principally on the work of Karl Polanyi and Enzo Mingione, authors in this collection engage with the primarily Western themes of welfare capitalism and social fragmentation. Economic sociology and critical urban studies are the main disciplinary influences, though the authors and likely readers lie beyond these traditional boundaries.

The SAGE Handbook of Political Sociology, 2v

Author: William Outhwaite,Stephen Turner

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1526416484

Category: Political Science

Page: 1260

View: 8352


The SAGE Handbook of Political Sociology offers a comprehensive and contemporary look at this evolving field of study. The focus is on political life itself and the chapters, written by a highly-respected and international team of authors, cover the core themes which need to be understood in order to study political life from a sociological perspective, or simply to understand the political world. The two volumes are structured around five key areas: PART 1: TRADITIONS AND PERSPECTIVES PART 2: CORE CONCEPTS PART 03: POLITICAL IDEOLOGIES AND MOVEMENTS PART 04: TOPICS PART 05: WORLD REGIONS This future-oriented and cross-disciplinary handbook is a landmark text for students and scholars interested in the social investigation of politics.

Trump Studies

An Intellectual Guide to Why Citizens Vote Against Their Interests

Author: Tara Brabazon,Steve Redhead,Runyararo S. Chivaura

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1787697819

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 2898


This book addresses the seismic political events of Donald Trump's presidency and the British vote to leave the EU. It explores why citizens vote against their own best interests, and demonstrates the role and value of universities in a time when evidence, expertise and facts often dissolve into opinion, emotion and fake news.

From the Ground Up

Essays on Grassroots and Workplace Democracy

Author: C. George Benello,Harry Chatten Boyte,Leonard Isaiah Krimerman

Publisher: South End Press

ISBN: 9780896083899

Category: Political Science

Page: 251

View: 7511


Integrating some of the best of New Left thought with more contemporary populist and Green perspectives, Benello's essays--and the commentaries of Harry Boyte, Steve Chase, Walda Katz-Fishman, Jane Mansbridge, Dmitri Roussopoulos and Chuck Turner--offer important insights for today's new generation of practical utopians.

Guaranteed Formula for Writing Success

Author: Everett Ofori

Publisher: CCB Publishing

ISBN: 1926918231

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: N.A

View: 2795


Guaranteed Formula for Writing Success will allow you to learn how to: 1. Grab your reader¿s attention from the get-go, 2. Write clear, crisp copy, 3. Make your meaning clear, 4. Make your writing sing, 5. Create believable characters and scenarios, 6. Transform your mind into an idea factory, 7. Perk up pompous, flabby prose, 8. Write about anything, anywhere, anytime!!!Who Needs This Book?1. Students preparing for their high school final exams, 2. Students preparing to attend college or university where they will have to write term papers, theses, and other reports, 3. English as a Foreign/Second Language (EFL/ESL) learners, 4. Students planning to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT), Law School Admissions Test (LSAT), Test of Written English (TWE), etc., 5. Business people, including owners, who want to get better results from their correspondence and communication, 6. Administrative assistants, public relations agents, sales people, aspiring authors, etc.

Schumpeter's Market

Enterprise and Evolution

Author: David A. Reisman

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781845420857

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 294

View: 6653


Schumpeter was an interdisciplinary political ecnomist who made institutional transformation the centrepiece of his theory of supply and demand. This comprehensive monograph reconstructs and assesses Schumpeter's contribution to the restless economics of entrepeneurship, disequilibrium and search.

After Capitalism

Horizons of Finance, Culture, and Citizenship

Author: Kennan Ferguson,Patrice Petro

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813584280

Category: Political Science

Page: 270

View: 8747


From Thomas Piketty to David Harvey, scholars are increasingly questioning whether we are entering into a post-capitalist era. If so, does this new epoch signal the failure of capitalism and emergence of alternative systems? Or does it mark the ultimate triumph of capitalism as it evolves into an unstoppable entity that takes new forms as it engulfs its opposition? After Capitalism brings together leading scholars from across the academy to offer competing perspectives on capitalism’s past incarnations, present conditions, and possible futures. Some contributors reassess classic theorizations of capitalism in light of recent trends, including real estate bubbles, debt relief protests, and the rise of a global creditocracy. Others examine Marx’s writings, unemployment, hoarding, “capitalist realism,” and coyote (trickster) capitalism, among many other topics. Media and design trends locate the key ideologies of the current economic moment, with authors considering everything from the austerity aesthetics of reality TV to the seductive smoothness of liquid crystal. Even as it draws momentous conclusions about global economic phenomena, After Capitalism also pays close attention to locales as varied as Cuba, India, and Latvia, examining the very different ways that economic conditions have affected the relationship between the state and its citizens. Collectively, these essays raise provocative questions about how we should imagine capitalism in the twenty-first century. Will capitalism, like all economic systems, come to an end, or does there exist in history or elsewhere a hidden world that is already post-capitalist, offering alternative possibilities for thought and action?

The Future of the Market

An Essay on the Regulation of Money and Nature After the Collapse of "actually Existing Socialism"

Author: Elmar Altvater

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9780860916109

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 274

View: 2534


In this book Elmar Altvater, one of Germany's leading radical economists, considers the discordant state of the capitalist world today, drawing on bpth green and socialist economics. The end of 'actually existing socialism' has been widely hailed as confirmation of the supremacy of market forces. Yet both the post-Communist societies of the East and large parts of the South face a protracted crisis to which the apparently victorious West offers no solution. Against this background Altvater explains why Soviet planning ended in failure, having reproduced many negative features of the Western model without being able to sustain a global challenge to it. Altvater examines the claims currently made for the market, both in the history of capitalism and in the globalized market economy today. Has a free market ever existed, in the sense of imposing itself on the will of political actors? Can the free market ever lead the debt-ridden societies of Africa or Latin America out of mass poverty? Can the world crisis of civilisation, in all its dimensions, be overcome by relying on market models of production and consumption? These questions are addressed in the context of an economic theory that puts human needs and capacities, and a sustainable model of development, at the centre of analysis.