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By Simon Hardy, Luke Cooper

An in-depth exam into the social nature of the austerity problem and the way we will flow "Beyond Capitalism".

How to maneuver 'beyond capitalism' and no matter if certainly it truly is attainable to take action, has develop into a query of basic curiosity, instead of easily the look after of left-literary dialogue, because the credits hindrance of 2008. This publication examines the social nature of the austerity predicament, and no matter if an anticapitalist message can effectively intersect and create a brand new virtuous dynamic for the novel left after a long time of retreat.

Intended as a contribution to debates round basic social switch that have emerged within the wake of Occupy and the Arab revolutions, past Capitalism is a booklet which mixes 'historical sociology' with the politics of social emancipation. The query those hobbies have posed is how can the novel left marshal its usually meagre forces to create a brand new counter hegemony to the ethos and tradition of capitalism?

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The first Communal Council (cc) – a local body of self-government at the neighbourhood level that is supported financially by the national state – was established in 2005; now there are more than 40,000 across the country. 60 He also provides an in-depth account of the complicated internal politics that have frustrated the construction of workers’ councils at the factory level, such as in the cvg-Alcasa aluminium plant. Although cvg-Alcasa represents one of the most advanced experiences of workers’ control, deep ideological divisions amongst workers at the plant and the uncooperative stance of state bureaucrats have thwarted attempts to socialise production.

Introduction – systemic logics and historical specificity 25 Claudio Katz considers the prospects for such an anti-capitalist popular project rooted in an eco-socialist perspective in the concluding sections of his contribution to this volume. He situates the crisis of global warming within a wider set of destructive tendencies inherent to capitalism which threaten contemporary civilisation. Katz traces the short-term conjunctural contradictions of financialisation, overaccumulation, and trade imbalances that have fed into the dynamics of the global crisis over the last few years, and lays them over the top of longer term structural transformations in the neoliberal epoch of global capitalism, such as specific developments in the sphere of demand and the rate of profit.

Far more 14 Rivera Cusicanqui 1990, p. 105. 15 Albó 1991; Yashar 2005; García Linera 2005. 16 The first time that a question relating to indigenous identity was asked on the official census was in 1976, when respondents were asked to specify their ‘maternal tongue’. The 2001 census included a question specifically about indigenous identity. 17 On the growth of the informal sector in Bolivia, see Lourdes 2001. 36 Spronk challenging than these legislative reforms, however, are the structural conditions that inhibit the formation of workplace organisations.

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