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Download E-books Capitalist Agriculture and the Origins of the European World-Economy in the Sixteenth Century (The Modern World-System, Volume 1) PDF

By Immanuel Wallerstein

Immanuel Wallerstein's hugely influential, multi-volume opus, The smooth World-System, is certainly one of this century's maximum works of social technological know-how. An leading edge, panoramic reinterpretation of world background, it lines the emergence and improvement of the fashionable global from the 16th to the 20th century.

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Download E-books The Rise of the Chicago Police Department: Class and Conflict, 1850-1894 (Working Class in American History) PDF

By Sam Mitrani

In this e-book, Sam Mitrani cogently examines the making of the police division in Chicago, which via the overdue 1800s had grown into the main violent, turbulent urban in the USA. Chicago was once roiling with political and financial clash, a lot of it rooted in school tensions, and the city's lawmakers and enterprise elite fostered the expansion of a pro municipal police strength to guard capitalism, its resources, and their very own positions in society. including urban policymakers, the enterprise elite united at the back of an ideology of order that might at the same time justify the police force's life and dictate its functions.
 
Tracing the Chicago police department's progress via occasions akin to the 1855 Lager Beer insurrection, the Civil battle, the may perhaps Day moves, the 1877 railroad staff strike and insurrection, and the Haymarket violence in 1886, Mitrani demonstrates that this ideology of order either succeeded and failed in its goals. Recasting overdue nineteenth-century Chicago by way of the fight over order, this insightful historical past uncovers the trendy police department's position in reconciling democracy with commercial capitalism.

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Download E-books Early Modern Capitalism: Economic and Social Change in Europe 1400-1800 (Routledge Explorations in Economic History) PDF

This quantity takes inventory of modern study on monetary development, in addition to the improvement of capital and labour markets, through the centuries that preceded the commercial Revolution. The publication underlines the variety within the fiscal reviews of early smooth Europeans and indicates how this style will be the basis of a brand new belief of monetary and social switch.

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Download E-books Capitalism, Democracy, and Welfare (Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics) PDF

By Torben Iversen

In accordance with the most important concept that social safeguard in a latest economic system, either inside and out the country, should be understood as safeguard of particular investments in human capital, Torben Iversen deals a scientific clarification of well known personal tastes for redistributive spending, the industrial position of political events and electoral platforms, and exertions industry stratification (including gender inequality). opposite to the preferred concept that pageant within the international economic system undermines foreign changes within the point of social defense, Iversen argues that those adjustments are literally made attainable by way of a excessive overseas department of work.

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Download E-books The Origin of Capitalism in England 1400-1600 (Historical Materialism Book) PDF

Drawing on a powerful array of unique archival learn and a chain of reviews of contemporary debts of monetary improvement in pre-modern England, The beginning of Capitalism in England 1400-1600 deals a wealthy and multi-layered account of the old rupture in English feudal society that resulted in the 1st sustained transition to agrarian capitalism and the economic revolution.

Weaving jointly political, social, and monetary topics, Spencer Dimmock makes the case that capitalism may be considered as a kind of society instead of narrowly as an economy. This wide-ranging paintings convincingly argues that the beginnings of capitalist society has to be firmly positioned in a accurately outlined ancient context, instead of via connection with evolutionary and transhistorical advertisement advancements. This novel method is certain to stimulate a radical reappraisal of present orthodoxies at the transition to capitalism.

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Download E-books Poker: The Parody of Capitalism PDF

By Ole Bjerg

Poker is a unprecedented around the world phenomenon with significant social, cultural, and political implications, and "Poker: The Parody of Capitalism" investigates the sport of poker as a cultural expression of importance now not not like paintings, literature, movie, or song. Tracing the historical past of poker and evaluating the evolution of the sport to the improvement of capitalism, Ole Bjerg complicates commonly used notions of "casino capitalism" and correspondingly facile and simplistic comparisons of past due capitalism and poker. via utilizing Slavoj Zižek's threefold contrast among imaginary-symbolic-real as a philosophical framework to investigate poker and to appreciate the elemental innovations of the sport, Bjerg explores the structural features of poker on the subject of different video games, creating a transparent contrast among poker and different playing video games of natural likelihood comparable to roulette and craps. With its mix of social idea and empirical learn, "Poker "offers an interesting exploration of a cultural trend.

""Poker" is a theoretically subtle, hugely unique and cutting edge remedy of a latest social phenomenon, and contributes vastly to our figuring out of the character of up to date capitalism."
"--Charles Livingstone, Monash collage Australia"

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Download E-books Postcapitalism: A Guide to Our Future PDF

By Paul Mason

We recognize that our international is present process seismic change―but how will we emerge from the drawback a fairer, extra equivalent society?

Over the prior centuries or so, capitalism has passed through profound changes―economic cycles that veer from growth to bust―from which it has continually emerged reworked and bolstered. Surveying this turbulent background, Paul Mason’s Postcapitalism argues that we're near to a transformation so gigantic and so profound that this time capitalism itself, the immensely advanced process in which whole societies functionality, will mutate into anything totally new.

on the middle of this variation is info expertise, a revolution that's pushed by way of capitalism yet, with its tendency to push the worth of a lot of what we make towards 0, has the aptitude to smash an financial system in line with markets, wages, and personal possession. virtually omitted, within the niches and hollows of the industry procedure, swaths of monetary lifestyles are starting to circulation to another rhythm. titanic numbers of individuals are altering how they behave and dwell, in methods opposite to the present approach of state-backed company capitalism. and because the terrain adjustments, new paths open.

during this daring and prophetic publication, Mason exhibits how, from the ashes of the main issue, we now have the opportunity to create a extra socially simply and sustainable financial system. even if the risks forward are profound, he argues that there's reason for desire. this can be the 1st time in human background during which, built with an realizing of what's taking place round us, we will be able to are expecting and form the future.

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Download E-books La Ligue des capitalistes extraordinaires PDF

By Benoist Simmat, Vincent Caut

Présentation de l'éditeur

Avec l. a. Ligue des capitalistes extraordinaires, Benoist Simmat et Vincent Caut imaginent un manuel présentant les plus grands marketers qui s'adresse à tous. Depuis deux siècles, ils n'ont qu'une idée en tête : accumuler de l'argent pour imposer leurs propres règles. Voici les 50 « plus grands consumers », ces capitalistes extraordinaires qui ont european une impression déterminante sur l'économie. Ils partagent un aspect commun : leur volonté de surfer sur le haut de l. a. obscure du nouveau système et de s'émanciper de l'ancien. De Citroën à Jobs en passant par Rothschild, Eiffel, Rockfeller, Disney, Agnelli, etc., voici les grands marketers présentés en BD. Un manuel pour apprendre, découvrir ou redécouvrir les grands marketers du monde capitaliste tout en s'amusant.

Biographie de l'auteur

Vincent Caut est né en 1991 en région parisienne. Il tombe – à thirteen ans, et par hasard – sur un weblog de BD. Lui-même passionné par los angeles bande dessinée, il se prend au jeu et décide de démarrer son propre weblog. Il est bientôt récompensé par plusieurs prix du pageant overseas de l. a. BD d'Angoulême (prix du scénario Jeune Espoir expertise en 2008, grand prix Jeune Espoir expertise en 2009 puis start des études artistiques. II obtient ainsi son diplôme d'illustration à l'école Estienne en 2012. Parallèlement, il publie ses premiers albums, dont l. a. série jeunesse "Où es-tu Léopold ?" (Dupuis) et "Les Aventures de los angeles fin du monde" (12bis). En 2014 paraît un album en collaboration avec Benoist Simmat : "La Ligue des économistes extraordinaires" Devant le succès de ce most effective quantity, une suite, "La Ligue des capitalistes extraordinaires", paraît en 2015. Vincent Caut vit et travaille actuellement à Angoulême, et se consacre à l. a. fois à l. a. bande dessinée, au dessin de presse et à l'illustration.

Benoist Simmat, né en 1973, est journaliste économique. Ancien collaborateur du ‘Nouvel Économiste', de ‘L'Agefi' et du ‘Journal du dimanche', il participe ou a participé à de nombreuses pages "éco" de l. a. presse nationale, comme celles de ‘L'Express', ‘Libération', ‘Management', ‘La Revue du vin de France', and so on. Menant parallèlement une carrière dans l'édition, il est également essayiste – "Ségolène Royal, los angeles dame aux deux visages" (avec Aymeric Mantoux, L'Archipel, 2007), "In vino satanas" (avec Denis Saverot, Albin Michel, 2009), "La Guerre des vins" (avec Aymeric Mantoux, Flammarion, 2012), and so forth. – et scénariste pour un style nouveau, los angeles "BD enquête" – "Robert Parker, les sept péchés capiteux" (12bis, 2010) et "La Gauche bling-bling" (12bis, 2012). En 2014, en collaboration avec Vincent Caut, il publie "La Ligue des économistes extraordinaires" (Dargaud). Devant le succès de ce best album, une suite, "La Ligue des capitalistes extraordinaires", paraît en 2015.

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Download E-books Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus: How Growth Became the Enemy of Prosperity PDF

By Douglas Rushkoff

Why doesn’t the explosive progress of businesses like fb and Uber carry extra prosperity for everybody?
 
What is the systemic challenge that units the wealthy opposed to the negative and the technologists opposed to every person else?

 
When protesters shattered the home windows of a bus sporting Google staff to paintings, their anger can have been justifiable, however it used to be misdirected. the genuine clash of our age isn’t among the unem­ployed and the electronic elite, or maybe the ninety nine percentage and the 1 percentage. quite, a twister of technological advancements has spun our monetary software uncontrolled, and humanity as a whole—the protesters and the Google staff in addition to the shareholders and the executives—are all trapped by way of the implications. It’s time to optimize our economic climate for the humans it’s speculated to be serving.
 
In this groundbreaking booklet, acclaimed media student and writer Douglas Rushkoff tells us how one can mix the easiest of human nature with the easiest of contemporary know-how. Tying jointly disparate threads—big facts, the increase of robots and AI, the expanding participation of algorithms in inventory marketplace buying and selling, the gig financial system, the cave in of the eurozone—Rushkoff offers a serious vocabulary for our monetary second and a nuanced portrait of people and trade at a serious crossroads.

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Download E-books Protest Inc.: The Corporatization of Activism PDF

By Peter Dauvergne, Genevieve LeBaron

Mass protests have raged because the international monetary main issue of 2008. the world over scholars and staff and environmentalists are taking to the streets. Discontent is seething even within the wealthiest nations, because the global observed with Occupy Wall highway in 2011.

Protest Inc. tells a disturbingly varied tale of worldwide activism. As hundreds of thousands of grassroots activists rally opposed to capitalism, activism extra widely is more and more mirroring company administration and echoing demands market-based recommendations. The prior decade has obvious nongovernmental companies accomplice with oil businesses like ExxonMobil, shops like Walmart, fast-food chains like McDonald’s, and model brands like Nike and Coca-Cola. NGOs are relationship billionaire philanthropists, branding explanations, and turning to shoppers as wellsprings of reform.

Are “career” activists promoting out to pay employees and fund courses? in part. yet way more is occurring. Political and socioeconomic alterations are improving the ability of commercial to corporatize activism, together with a world crackdown on dissent, a strengthening of consumerism, a privatization of way of life, and a transferring of activism into business-style associations. Grassroots activists are struggling with again. but, whilst protestors march and occupy towns, progressively more activist enterprises are taking part with enterprise and advocating for corporate-friendly “solutions.” This landmark ebook sounds the alarm concerning the hazards of this corporatizing development for the way forward for transformative switch in international politics.

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