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Democratic Eco-Socialism as a Real Utopia

Transitioning to an Alternative World System

Hans Baer

328 pages, 4 figures, 11 tables, bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-78533-695-9 $120.00/£85.00 Hb Not Yet Published (October 2017)

eISBN 978-1-78533-696-6 eBook Not Yet Published


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“This book has great potential to be useful as a guide to thinking about the global climate crisis and the politics necessary to overcome the problems.” · Jon Marshall, University of Technology Sydney

“A very relevant, interesting, and useful book.” · Ariel Salleh, University of Sydney

As global population growth continues to skyrocket, increasingly strained resources have made one thing clear: the desperate need for an alternative to capitalism. In Democratic Eco-Socialism as a Real Utopia, Hans Baer outlines the urgent need to reevaluate historical definitions of socialism, commit to social equality and justice, and prioritize environmental sustainability. Democatic eco-socialism, as he terms it, is a system capable of mobilizing people around the world, albeit in different ways, to prevent on-going human socio-economic and environmental degradation, and anthropogenic climate change.

Hans Baer is a critical anthropologist and a Senior Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne. He has published 19 books, including four related to climate change.

Subject: Environmental Studies Political Economy General Anthropology
Area:

BISAC: SOC026040 SOCIAL SCIENCE/Sociology/Social Theory; SOC002010 SOCIAL SCIENCE/Anthropology/Cultural; POL044000 POLITICAL SCIENCE/Public Policy/Environmental Policy

BIC: RNT Social impact of environmental issues; JPFF Socialism & left-of-centre democratic ideologies




Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgements

Introduction

Chapter 1. The Contradictions of the Capitalist World System at the Beginning of the Twentieth-First Century
Chapter 2. 20th Century Attempts to Create Socialism: Successes and Failures
Chapter 3. Techno-Liberal and Counter-Cultural Visions of the Future
Chapter 4. Efforts to Re-conceptualize Socialism
Chapter 5. The Role of Anti-Systemic Movements in Creating a Socio-Ecological Revolution
Chapter 6. Transitional Systemic-Challenge Reforms

Conclusion: The Future in the Balance

References
Index

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