|Author / Creator:||Bowles, Paul.|
|Imprint:||Harlow : Pearson, 2012.|
|Description:||xxiv, 160 pages,  pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.|
|Series:||Seminar studies in history|
Seminar studies in history.
Capitalism -- History.
|URL for this record:||http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/9159819|
Table of Contents:
- Who's who
- Part 1. Analysis and Assessment
- 1. How to Think About Capitalism
- Outline of the book
- The capitalist system: a simple definition and some not-so-simple issues arising from it
- Identifying changes in the capitalist system over time
- 2. Capitalism as a System: 'Natural' and 'Free'
- Adam Smith: markets are natural for humans...but not for dogs
- Milton Friedman on markets, freedom and Alka Seltzer
- More from Adam Smith: markets feed us because of self-interest
- Is private property 'natural' as well?
- The State as impartial rule enforcer
- Some states are better rule enforcers than others - and so sometimes capitalism fails
- Capitalism is also the most economically productive system
- Capitalism - the most economically productive system and therefore the 'end of history'
- Does capitalism lead to democracy?
- Capitalism as equal and just
- Capitalism as a friend of the environment
- 3. Capitalism as a System: 'Unjust and 'Unstable'
- Unjust and unstable: Keynes and reformist critics
- Unjust and unstable: Marx and radical critics
- The importance of labour - or why workers are alienated but apes aren't
- Capitalism's contradiction: poverty amidst plenty
- Capitalism and crises
- Capitalism as anti-Nature
- Capitalism and gender inequality
- The capitalist state: to be captured or replaced?
- The capitalist state and education: enforcing the rules of American football or those of the treadmill?
- 4. Empire and Crises 1870-1945
- Capitalism unfolds
- The curse of capitalism: late nineteenth-century crises
- Overseas expansion as the response to crises
- The curse of capitalism: The Great Depression of the 1930s
- The human cost: riding the rails, searching for work and the crime of vagrancy
- National responses to the Depression: Swedish social democracy, the 'New Deal' in the US and the spread of fascism in Europe
- 5. Post-1945 Capitalism: Variations Across Countries
- National capitalisms
- How capitalisms differ: state-capital-labour relations
- The Anglo-American model: decentralized wage bargaining and stock markets
- The northern European or corporatist model: consensus decision-making and a large welfare state
- Japanese (or East Asian) developmental capitalism: guiding the market and controlling labour
- National varieties of capitalism as rivals
- Varieties of capitalism: a matter of choice or history?
- Varieties of capitalism: Asia, China, Russia and Latin America
- 6. Post-1945 Capitalism: Variations Over Time
- 1945-70: the 'golden age'... hot economies, warm capital-labour relations, and the Cold War
- The 'golden age' in the South: postcolonial capitalist states seek modernity and industrialization
- The 1970s: oil shocks the system...and Keynesian policy responses
- A new international division of labour: the lure of cheap labour in the South
- The 1980s and 1990s: the rise of neoliberalism...capital strikes back
- Neoliberalism in the South: open those doors, be 'market friendly'!
- Global turbulence: financial crises in the 1990s
- 'Crony capitalism' blamed for the Asian crises
- Lessons not learned: The Global Financial Crisis of 2008
- 7. Global Capitalism
- All the world's a stage...
- Are nation states still important actors?
- I. The 'globalization weakness the nation state' view
- II. The 'globaloney' or 'states are still powerful' view
- III. The 'some states are still powerful' or 'new imperialism' view
- IV. The 'regionalism is more important' view
- As the curtain falls: what drama is unfolding on the capitalist world stage?
- Part 2. Documents
- 1. Adam Smith and the invisible hand
- 2. Friedman on economic freedom and political freedom
- 3. Marx and Engels on capitalism and class conflict
- 4. Capitalism and class conflict in China today
- 5. Keynes on Casino capitalism
- 6. The formation of the Bretton Woods institutions
- 7. The Washington Concensus
- 8. Wolf's cry for more globalization not less
- 9. World Social Forum Charter of Principles
- Guide to Further Reading