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Capitalism: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) (udgave 2004)

af James Fulcher

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What is capitalism? Is capitalism the same everywhere? Is there an alternative? The word "capitalism" is one that is heard and used frequently, but what is capitalism really all about, and what does it mean? This Very Short Introduction addresses questions such as, "what is capital?" before discussing the history and development of capitalism through several detailed case studies, ranging from the tulipomania of 17th century Holland, the Great Depression of the 1930s, and in this new edition, the impact of the global financial crisis that started in 2007-08. James Fulcher looks at the different forms that capitalism takes in Britain, Japan, Sweden, and the United States, and explores whether capitalism has escaped the nation-state by going global. It ends by asking whether there is an alternative to capitalism, discussing socialism, communal and cooperative experiments, and the alternatives proposed by environmentalists. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.… (mere)
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Titel:Capitalism: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
Forfattere:James Fulcher
Info:OUP Oxford (2004), Paperback, 160 pages
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Nøgleord:markets, ideology, the state, capitalism, institutions, political economy

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Benefited from being written by a Brit, instead of an American. Whereas the latter would almost invariably be an uncritical cheerleader for captialism, Fulcher maintains a certain distance that allows him to see both benefits and drawbacks. This overview did not touch on the topics of particular interest to me (e.g., how the introduction of aggressive capitalistic consumerism into more traditional societies can be disorienting and destructive)-- it is, after all, I suppose, only a "very short introduction"--what it does provide is useful and accessible. ( )
  dono421846 | Aug 7, 2018 |
A must read for any english speaking human in the world. Capitalism is often taken as the normal or even "natural" organization of an economy, but without taking a radical stance, this book guides the reader into understanding the framework for capitalism's existence as well as its mechanics and brief history.
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What is capitalism? Is capitalism the same everywhere? Is there an alternative? The word "capitalism" is one that is heard and used frequently, but what is capitalism really all about, and what does it mean? This Very Short Introduction addresses questions such as, "what is capital?" before discussing the history and development of capitalism through several detailed case studies, ranging from the tulipomania of 17th century Holland, the Great Depression of the 1930s, and in this new edition, the impact of the global financial crisis that started in 2007-08. James Fulcher looks at the different forms that capitalism takes in Britain, Japan, Sweden, and the United States, and explores whether capitalism has escaped the nation-state by going global. It ends by asking whether there is an alternative to capitalism, discussing socialism, communal and cooperative experiments, and the alternatives proposed by environmentalists. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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