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The human economy
a citizen's guide
Verfasserangabe: ed. by Keith Hart ...
Jahr: 2010
Verlag: Cambridge [u.a.], Polity Press
Mediengruppe: Buch
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The global financial crisis has renewed concern about whether capitalist markets are the best way of organizing economic life. Would it not be better if we were to treat the economy as something made and remade by people themselves, rather than as an impersonal machine? The object of a human economy is the reproduction of human beings and of whatever sustains life in general. Such an economy would express human variety in its local particulars as well as the interests of all humanity. The editors have assembled here a citizen's guide to building a human economy. This project is not a dream but is part of a collective effort that began a decade ago at the first World Social Forum in Porto Alegre, Brazil, and has gathered pace ever since.
Over thirty original essays address topics that range from globalization, community participation and microcredit to corporate social responsibility and alternative energy. Each offers a critical guide to further reading. The Human Economy builds on decades of engaged research to bring a new economic vision to general readers and a comprehensive guide for all students of the contemporary world. (Verlagstext)
Pressestimmen: "This book is a treasure trove for everyone trying to bring the common good and democratic political agency back into economics. International in scope, imaginative in spirit, it brings together the diverse experiences and ideas that could make possible a transition to a social, ecological and democratic global economy. It is a rich resource for emancipatory politics." (Hilary Wainwright, Fellow, Transnational Institute, Co-editor, Red Pepper)
"For a nanosecond after the current financial collapse that threatens to engulf all, politicians, the media and decision-makers spoke of the need to build a new, humane, and needs-oriented economy. Quickly, analysis returned to how best to regulate capitalist profligacy, and restore old institutions, assuming this will return things to normal. This book, with its rich ideas and diverse examples, exposes the limitations of such thinking and traces the outlines of an alternative economic system with greater promise." (Ash Amin, Durham University)
VerfasserInnenangabe: ed. by Keith Hart ...
Jahr: 2010
Verlag: Cambridge [u.a.], Polity Press
Systematik: GW.S, FS.E
Interessenkreis: Sprache: Englisch
ISBN: 978-0-7456-4979-5
2. ISBN: 9780745649801
Beschreibung: 1. publ., XVI, 371 S.
Beteiligte Personen: Hart, Keith [Hrsg.]
Sprache: eng
Fußnote: Literaturangaben
Mediengruppe: Buch