Post-Capitalist Futures: Paradigms, Politics, and Prospects
Editors: Samuel Alexander, Sangeetha Chandrashekeran, Brendan Gleeson
As the crises of capitalism continue to intensify, radical thinkers must conjure realistic and inspirational alternative futures beyond this failing social order. This book presents a stimulating array of essays exploring such post-capitalist futures. With contributions and perspectives from the Global North and Global South, central topics include eco-socialism, eco-feminism, degrowth, communitarian economics, and the Green New Deal. There are also chapters offering analyses of land, energy, technology, universal basic services, and (re)localization of economies.
The book is in three parts. The first presents various alternative paradigms for thinking about — and working toward — post-capitalist futures. The second section offers perspectives on alternative governance strategies and approaches for post-capitalist futures. The closing section gathers various analyses of post-capitalist geographies and resistance.
Going beyond critique, envisioning alternative imaginaries, this collection should challenge and inspire readers to think and act upon the range of possibilities immanent in our crisis-ridden present.