System In Crisis

The Dynamics Of Free Market Capitalism

Henry Veltmeyer, James Petras


Aakar Books, New Delhi, 2010

259 pages

Price INR 295.00
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Mounting hostility to the hegemony of the United States; tumbling stock markets; environmental destruction; sluggish economic growth, unprecedented income inequality, and growing poverty: something fundamental is wrong, argue Petras and Veltmayer. They assert that globalization is a mere euphemism for capitalism in its current global, imperialist projection. They show how resistance to capitalist globalization is being organized among very diverse social sectors, from rural peasants to the middle class in wealthy countries of the North. They conclude their analysis by assessing the possibilities for unifying the diverse forces of opposition to neoliberalism, capitalism and imperialism and the prospects for an alternative socialist form of development.

Henry Veltmeyer

Henry Veltmeyer is Professor of International Development Studies at Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas and at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax.

James Petras

James Petras is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the State University of New York.