TY - BOOK ID - 38376 TI - Socialism, Capitalism and Alternatives AU - Duncan, Pete AU - Schimpfössl, Elisabeth PY - 2019 SN - 9781787353848 9781787353831 9781787353824 9781787353855 DB - DOAB KW - Political Science KW - Capitalism KW - Communism KW - Political Ideologies KW - Socialism UR - https://www.doabooks.org/doab?func=search&query=rid:38376 AB - In 1989 the Berlin Wall came down. Two years later the Soviet Union disintegrated. The collapse of communism in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union discredited the idea of socialism for generations to come. It was seen as representing the final and irreversible victory of capitalism. This triumphal dominance was barely challenged until the 2008 financial crisis threw the Western world into a state of turmoil.
Through analysis of post-socialist Russia and Central and Eastern Europe, as well as of the United Kingdom, China and the United States, 'Socialism, Capitalism and Alternatives' confronts the difficulty we face in articulating alternatives to capitalism, socialism and threatening populist regimes. Beginning with accounts of the impact of capitalism on countries left behind by the planned economies, the volume moves on to consider how China has become a beacon of dynamic economic growth, aggressively expanding its global influence. ER -