A New Democracy : Alternatives to a Bankrupt World Order (Global Issues Series)

A New Democracy : Alternatives to a Bankrupt World Order (Global Issues Series)

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  • 製本 Paperback:紙装版/ペーパーバック版/ページ数 176 p.
  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9781856499743
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基本説明

A powerful mix of critique and practical ideas for the future of the global economy.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements                                   x
Introduction Breakdown of the World Order 1 (5)
The Waning of Imperialism 6 (17)
The origins and nature of present-day 9 (2)
international institutions
Rise and decline of the Cold War 11 (4)
Post-Cold War tensions (hegemony versus 15 (8)
democracy)
Capitalist Crisis and the Threat to US 23 (23)
Hegemony
Origins and decline of the post-war boom 24 (3)
The response to prolonged downturn 27 (3)
Struggling to contain the global crisis 30 (7)
Implications of the crisis for US world 37 (3)
dominance
Necessity of the free-market myth 40 (3)
Self-contradictory strategies 43 (3)
Corporate Interests versus Public Interest 46 (22)
The problem with competition 47 (6)
The inevitability of state intervention 53 (1)
Intensifying contradictions 54 (4)
From moral hazard to legitimized crime 58 (3)
The weakness of western democracy 61 (3)
Impending disintegration 64 (4)
The World Trade System: A Study in the 68 (18)
Failure of Globalization
Chronic global surplus of capacity 69 (2)
The de facto rejection of free trade 71 (2)
The fantasy of the `level playing field' 73 (1)
Hypocrisy in action: the example of free 74 (3)
trade in agriculture
Deregulation and anarchy 77 (9)
The Crisis of Underdevelopment: Searching for 86 (20)
a New Model
The bankruptcy of conventional models of 89 (2)
development
The illusion of national independence 91 (4)
The legacy of neo-imperialism 95 (2)
The necessity of interdependence 97 (3)
Obstacles to change 100(2)
The only way forward 102(4)
In Place of the `Free' Market 106(20)
The inevitability of collectivism 107(1)
Downgrading of growth as a priority 108(1)
Limits to profit maximization 109(3)
Alternatives to the profit motive 112(2)
An element of planning 114(2)
Marginalization of the financial markets 116(2)
A new economics 118(2)
Curbing the power of big money 120(2)
The transnational dimension 122(4)
The Transition to Supranationalism 126(20)
The empty shell of sovereignty 127(1)
Ambivalence on human rights 128(1)
Beyond unilateralism 129(7)
Reforming the UN system 136(3)
Global unity versus regional blocs 139(3)
The European Union: an alternative route to 142(4)
integration
The Path to Democracy 146(16)
A crisis of credibility 147(2)
Third World contradictions 149(2)
The need for economic democracy 151(2)
Corporate governance in the new order 153(1)
Integration and inclusion 154(3)
Making government more representative and 157(5)
accountable
Notes 162(8)
Index 170