Ecology and Revolution: Global Crisis and the Political by Carl Boggs (auth.)

By Carl Boggs (auth.)

Show description

Read Online or Download Ecology and Revolution: Global Crisis and the Political Challenge PDF

Similar public affairs books

After the Great Complacence: Financial Crisis and the Politics of Reform

What's the dating among the economic system and politics? In a democratic method, what sort of regulate should still elected governments have over the monetary markets? What regulations may be carried out to control them? what's the function performed by way of varied elites--financial, technocratic, and political--in the operation and legislation of the economy?

Institutional Constraints and Policy Choice: An Exploration of Local Governance

Examines the institutional principles of the sport that either form and are formed by means of human habit, concentrating on the neighborhood point preparations.

Reforming for Results in the UN System: A Study of UNOPS

The United countries place of work for undertaking prone (UNOPS) is the single UN association that's self-financing via charges earned on venture management/provision of prone in all developmental and humanitarian fields. Following a disruptive merger approach its destiny appeared doubtful. This ebook describes and analyzes the consequent reform, its difficulties and successes, in addition to its relevance to different UN organisations and New Public administration idea.

Additional resources for Ecology and Revolution: Global Crisis and the Political Challenge

Example text

Strong anti-Keynesian upsurges are in fact generously funded by some of the wealthiest Americans, always ready to assist right-wingers looking to brand themselves as a grouping of ordinary folks who like to mingle at workingclass bars, attend NASCAR races, and speak down-home English. Meanwhile, “blue-dog” Democrats join Republicans in stepped up efforts to overturn New Deal reforms. Here Obama’s bipartisan gesture of “reaching across the isle” and taking the “middle ground,” recalling Bill Clinton’s presidency, should have been anticipated by close observers of the American scene.

But initial hopes for a gradual, peaceful transition to socialism quickly gave way to welfare-state capitalism in such countries as Sweden, Denmark, Holland, France, and England. From the 1930s to the present, these parties evolved into institutionalized fixtures of statecapitalism, serving as a loyal opposition with diminishing transformative ambitions. Leninism served as the edifice of vanguard parties for the great twentieth-century revolutions, starting in 1917 Russia. 20 In contrast to social democracy, Communist triumphs came in preindustrial nations subjected to imperial domination and, in some cases, military occupation.

The prospects for genuine environmental reform thus face new impediments with each passing electoral spectacle and political-branding campaign. 31 Here short-term fiscal and monetary policies, along with federal stimulus programs, treat 20 E c o lo g y a n d R e vo lu t i o n surface phenomena rather than more fundamental sources of crisis, whether national or global. Popular resentment toward “elites” is yet another expression of right-wing populism, recalling earlier periods of severe crisis, as in Europe between the two world wars.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.91 of 5 – based on 38 votes