'For three centuries the capitalist system has shaped western society, suffering regular implosions in which nations and individuals are liable to lose everything. Yet it continues to dominate the world. David Harvey draws on his unrivalled knowledge of capitalism to ask how and why this is the case - and whether it must always be so.
He shows that periodic episodes of meltdown are only inevitable in the capitalist system, but also essential to its survival. The essence of capitalism is self-interest, and to talk of imposing regulation and morality, he argues, is irrational. This timely and important book breaks new ground by examining the case for a sustainable social order that really could be just, responsible and humane.' - from back cover.

Includes bibliography, further reading, and index.
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Onsite

author

David HARVEY

Location code REF.HAD3
Language

English

Keyword

capitalismspace

Publication/Creation date

2011

Edition

Updated Paperback Edition

No of pages

312

ISBN / ISSN

9781846683091

No of copies

1

Content type

monograph

Chapter headings
Preamble
1. The Disruption
2. Capital Assembled
3. Capital Goes to Work
4. Capital Goes to Market
5. Capital Evolves
6. The Geography of It All
7. Creative Destruction on the Land
8. What is to be Done? And Who is Going to Do It?
Afterword
The Enigma of Capital And the Crises of Capitalism
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The Enigma of Capital And the Crises of Capitalism