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The Future of World Capitalism

The world is undergoing a major realignment. The 2008 financial crash and ensuing recession, China’s unremitting economic advance, and the uprisings in the Middle East, are laying to rest all dreams of an 'American Century'. This key moment in history makes weighty intellectual demands on all who wish to understand and shape the future. 
 
Theoretical debate has been derailed, and critical thinking stifled, by apologetic and superficial ideas with almost no explanatory value, 'globalization' being only the best known. Academic political economy has failed to anticipate the key events now shaping the world, and offers few useful insights on how to react to them. 
The Future of World Capitalism series will foster intellectual renewal, restoring the radical heritage that gave us the international labour movement, the women's movement, classical Marxism, and the great revolutions of the twentieth century. It will unite them with new thinking inspired by modern struggles for civil rights, social justice, sustainability, and peace, giving theoretical expression to the voices of change of the twenty-first century. 
 
Drawing on an international set of authors, and a world-wide readership, combining rigour with accessibility and relevance, this series will set a reference standard for critical publishing.
 

Series editors

Radhika Desai is Professor at the Department of Political Studies, University of Manitoba, Canada. She is the author of Slouching Towards Ayodhya: From Congress to Hindutva in Indian Politics (2004), Intellectuals and Socialism: 'Social Democrats' and the Labour Party (1994) and editor of Developmental and Cultural Nationalisms (2009).
Alan Freeman is a cultural economist, formerly a principal economist with the Greater London Authority. He is a visiting Professor at London Metropolitan University, and a Research Fellow of Queensland University of Technology, Australia, and of the University of Kent, England. With Radhika Desai, he is co-editor of the 'Future of World Capitalism' book series. With Andrew Kliman, he is co-editor of 'Critique of Political Economy' (COPE), an online journal of critical economics. He is also a committee member of the Association for Heterodox Economics and a vice-chair of the World Association for Political Economy.

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