Capitalism, Democracy, and Ecology: DEPARTING FROM MARX
by Timothy W. Luke
University of Illinois Press, 1999
Paper: 978-0-252-06729-7 | Cloth: 978-0-252-02422-1
Library of Congress Classification GE195.L847 1999
Dewey Decimal Classification 363.7

ABOUT THIS BOOK
ABOUT THIS BOOK
      The world that was revolutionized by industrialization is being remade
        by the information revolution. But this is mostly a revolution from above,
        increasingly shaped by a new class of technocrats, experts, and professionals
        in the service of corporate capitalism.
      Using Marx as a touchstone, Timothy W. Luke warns that if communities
        are not to be overwhelmed by new class economic and political agendas,
        then the practice of democracy must be reconstituted on a more populist
        basis. However, the galvanizing force for this new, more community-centered
        populism will not be the proletariat, as Marx predicted, nor contemporary
        militant patriotic groups. Rather, Luke argues that many groups unified
        by a concern for ecological justice present the strongest potential opposition
        to capitalism.
      Wide-ranging and lucid, Capitalism, Democracy, and Ecology is
        essential reading in the age of information.
      "Challenging and provocative." -- Robert Holsworth, coauthor
        of Affirmative Action and the Stalled Quest for Black Progress
 
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