Globalization: Capitalism and its Alternatives

Paperback | April 1, 2002

byLeslie Sklair

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Capitalist globalization has been instrumental in globalizing civil and political rights all over the world as a condition of 'free' markets and trade, but capitalist globalizers have no answer to the rapidly accelerating demands for universal economics and social rights, expressed in theenormous growth of local, national, multinational and global NGOs and anti-globalization movements.In this book, based on his highly successful Sociology of the Global System, Leslie Sklair focuses on alternatives to global capitalism, arguing strongly that there are other alternative futures that retain and encourage the positive aspects of globalization whilst identifying what is wrong withcapitalism.The negative aspects of capitalist globalization are explored in a new critique which argues that there are two main crises of capitalist globalization: the class polarization crisis and the crisis of ecological unsustainability. The book also presents a new analysis of a long-term alternative toglobal capitalism: the globalization of human rights.

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Capitalist globalization has been instrumental in globalizing civil and political rights all over the world as a condition of 'free' markets and trade, but capitalist globalizers have no answer to the rapidly accelerating demands for universal economics and social rights, expressed in theenormous growth of local, national, multinationa...

Leslie Sklair is a Reader in Sociology, London School of Economics and Political Science.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:392 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.8 inPublished:April 1, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199247447

ISBN - 13:9780199247448

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Thinking about the Global3. From Development to Globalization4. Transnational Corporations and Capitalist Globalization5. Transnational Practices: Corporations, Class, and Consumerism6. Transnational Practices in the Third World7. The Culture-Ideology of Consumerism8. Capitalist Globalization in Communist and Postcommunist Societies9. Capitalist Globalization in China10. Challenges to Capitalist Globalization11. From Capitalist to Socialist Globalization through the Transformation of Human Rights

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`'Superbly organized...Beginning students will be able to use this book and its bibliography as a window on and guide to the emergence of global capitalism''Contemporary Sociology