Varieties of Alternative Economic Systems

Practical Utopias for an Age of Global Crisis and Austerity


Author: Richard Westra,Robert Albritton,Seongjin Jeong

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315397323

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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In this age of overlapping and mutually reinforcing deep global crises (financial convulsions, global warming, mass migrations, militarism, inequality, selfish nation-states, etc.), there needs to be more realistic dialogue about radical alternatives to the status quo. Most literature produced heretofore has focused on the surface causes of these crises without much attention given to the sorts of major societal changes needed in order to deal with the crises we face. This book moves the debate beyond the critiques and the false or not fully realised alternatives, to focus on what can be termed "practical utopias". The contributors to this book outline a range of practical proposals for constructing pathways out of the global economic, ecological and social crisis. Varieties of Alternative Economic Systems eschews a single blueprint but insists on dealing directly with the deep structural problems and contradictions of contemporary global capitalism. It provides a diverse array of complementary proposals and perspectives that can inform both theoretical thinking and practical action. This volume will be of interest to academics and students who study political science, ecological economics, international politics and socialism.

Kleists Erzählungen und Dramen

neue Studien


Author: Paul Michael Lützeler,David Pan

Publisher: Königshausen & Neumann

ISBN: 9783826022180

Category: German literature

Page: 263

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Aisthetics of the Spirits

Spirits in Early Modern Science, Religion, Literature and Music


Author: Steffen Schneider

Publisher: V&R unipress GmbH

ISBN: 3847104233

Category: History

Page: 509

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English summary: The notion 'spirit' is dazzling: it has manifold meanings and plays a crucial role in Early Modern medicine, psychology, religion, natural philosophy and cosmology. This book contains twenty papers, written by international experts; it explores how those disciplines conceived of the spirits and shows that knowledge of the spirits is an essential prerequisite for the understanding of Renaissance literature and music. The volume focuses on the way in which the spirits act upon the soul's perception, imagination and cognition, and on the cultural practices which aim to use, to purge, or to ban the spirits. German description: Der Begriff des Spiritus ist schillernd: mit seinen vielfaltigen Bedeutungen bildet er einen zentralen Bezugspunkt fur die fruhneuzeitliche Medizin, Psychologie, Religion, Naturerkenntnis und Kosmologie. Das Buch enthalt zwanzig Beitrage von internationalen Experten, es untersucht die Konzeptionen der Spiritus in diesen Disziplinen und zeigt, dass deren Kenntnis eine wichtige Voraussetzung fur das Verstandnis vormoderner Literatur und Musik darstellt. Der Band fokussiert die Rolle der Spiritus fur Wahrnehmung, Vorstellung und Erkenntnis und die kulturellen Praktiken, mit denen die Geister genutzt oder gebannt werden konnen.

Theatrum Europaeum


Author: Elida Maria Szarota,Richard Brinkmann

Publisher: N.A


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 648

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Shakespeare revisited

theatrale Verfahren der Vergegenwärtigung eines "Klassikers"


Author: Ole Hruschka

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783487139272

Category: English drama

Page: 184

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