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The Resource Surviving capitalism : how we learned to live with the market and remained almost human, Erik Ringmar, (electronic resource)

Surviving capitalism : how we learned to live with the market and remained almost human, Erik Ringmar, (electronic resource)

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Surviving capitalism : how we learned to live with the market and remained almost human
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Surviving capitalism
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how we learned to live with the market and remained almost human
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Erik Ringmar
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eng
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Ringmar, Erik
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306.3/42
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HB501
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.R565 2005eb
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Anthem studies in development and globalization
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  • Capitalism
  • Globalization
  • Globalization
  • Social change
  • Social values
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  • Human life cannot be reduced to market transactions and human beings cannot only be treated as economic actors. When the power of the market increases, human beings will always try to protect themselves. Given the differences that exist in social and cultural traditions, these protective responses are likely to differ from one society to the other. This is why, even in a global market, diversity is always likely to persist. This book investigates the question of economic globalization - whether it is likely to lead to full convergence between political models and ways of life, or whether, even in a completely globalized world economy, there is likely to be scope for alternative solutions. But in a fully globalized world, how will we survive capitalism?
  • Human life cannot be reduced to market transactions and human beings cannot only be treated as economic actors. When the power of the market increases, human beings will always try to protect themselves. Given the differences that exist in social and cultural traditions, these protective responses are likely to differ from one society to the next. This is why, even in a global market, diversity is always likely to persist This book investigates the question of whether economic globalization is likely to lead to full convergence between political models and ways of life, or whether - even in a completely globalized world economy - there is likely to be scope for alternative solutions. Ringmar argues that this is a question of the extent to which the market has the power to recreate the rest of society in its own image. Neo-classical economists and radical critics alike tend to believe that markets have this power, but looking at the question in a historical perspective it is clear that this is not the case. Individuals and social groups have been very clever in protecting themselves against encroachments by market forces. The author speculates alternative kinds of protective responses that might appear in the future and what society would be like without any kinds of protection at all
  • This book investigates the question of economic globalization - whether it is likely to lead to full convergence between political models and ways of life, or whether, even in a completely globalized world economy, there is likely to be scope for alternative solutions. In a fully globalized world, how will we survive capitalism?
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Surviving capitalism : how we learned to live with the market and remained almost human, Erik Ringmar, (electronic resource)
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [147]-187) and index
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OCM1bookssj0000520013
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vi, 198 p.
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9781843317616
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(e-book)
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remote
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(WaSeSS)ssj0000520013
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Surviving capitalism : how we learned to live with the market and remained almost human, Erik Ringmar, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [147]-187) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000520013
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
vi, 198 p.
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9781843317616
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000520013

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