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

      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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