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The Limits of Capitalism: An Approach to Globalization Without Neoliberalism
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The Limits of Capitalism: An Approach to Globalization Without Neoliberalism (Paperback)

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Here is a trenchant critique of globalization under the sign of neo-liberal economic policies, and a powerful proposal for a different and democratic way forward. It argues that the political Achilles Heel of globalization is that it is taking place without the engagement of citizens at large, or even consulting them.



The author argues that the neo-liberal mindset cannot appreciate the differences between economic efficiency and vitality or between productive and unproductive investment, and has no notion of the Common Good. Whether judged in terms of its democratic deficit, or in environmental terms or even economic performance, the case against neoliberal global capitalism is overwhelming.

BusinessEconomicsEconomic systems & structuresBusinessEconomicsEconomic theory & philosophyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesInterdisciplinary studiesDevelopment studiesPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial issues & processesGlobalization Publisher: Zed Books Ltd Publication Date: 01/01/2001 ISBN-13: 9781856498692  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Wim Dierckxsens is currently a Research Fellow at the Departamento Ecumenico de Investigaciones (DEI)in Costa Rica. Born in the Netherlands, and trained as a sociologist at the University of Brabant and as a demographer at the Sorbonne, he obtained his doctorate at the University of Nijmegen. In 1971 he moved to Central America where he has lived ever since, holding a number of posts including working at the Latin American Centre for Demography and serving as Director of Postgraduate Studies in Economics at the Autonomous National University of Honduras. He is the author of a number of books in Spanish. These include: * Capitalismo y poblacion (1979) (translated into Dutch in 1980 (SUN, Nijmegen) * Formaciones Precapitalistas (1983) * Mercado de trabajo y politica economica en America Central (1990) * Globalizacion: Centroamerico y el Caribe en el nuevo orden (1992) * De la globalizacion a la Perestroika occidental (1994) (translated into English in 1995) (Tilburg University)

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