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Economic Elites, Crises, and Democracy : Alternatives Beyond Neoliberal Capitalism

By: Solimano, Andres.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Cary : Oxford University Press, 2014Description: 1 online resource (220 p.).ISBN: 9780199355990.Subject(s): Capitalism -- History -- 21st century | Elite (Social sciences) -- History -- 21st century | Financial crises -- History -- 21st century | Neoliberalism -- History -- 21st century | Rich people -- History -- 21st centuryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Economic Elites, Crises, and Democracy : Alternatives Beyond Neoliberal CapitalismDDC classification: 305.5/2 LOC classification: HN460.E4 -- .S655 2014ebOnline resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
""Cover""; ""Economic Elites, Crises, and Democracy""; ""Copyright""; ""Contents""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""1 Introduction and Guide to the Book""; ""PART ONE: Elites, Entrepreneurs, and the Middle Class:  The Top 1 Percent and the Rest""; ""2 Economic Elites and the Super-Rich in the Twenty-First Century""; ""3 Productive Elites? On Entrepreneurship, the Technostructure, and the Corporation""; ""4 The Fragmentation of the Middle Class in the Neoliberal Era""; ""PART TWO: Economic Crisis and the Instability of Financial Capitalism""
""5 Stories of Financial Crisis and Austerity from the Nineteenth to the Twenty-first Centuries""""6 Making Sense of Crises in Capitalism: An Overview of Theories and Approaches""; ""PART THREE: Elites, Diaspora Migration and Social Movements in Global Capitalism""; ""7 The International Circulation of Elites and Global Social Movements""; ""8 Migrant Diasporas, Development, and the Attachment to National Identity""; ""PART FOUR: Economic Democracy and the 99 Percent""; ""9 Can Capitalism Afford Economic Democracy?""; ""10 Epilogue: Deconstructing Neoliberal Capitalism""; ""References""
""Index""
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""Cover""; ""Economic Elites, Crises, and Democracy""; ""Copyright""; ""Contents""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""1 Introduction and Guide to the Book""; ""PART ONE: Elites, Entrepreneurs, and the Middle Class:  The Top 1 Percent and the Rest""; ""2 Economic Elites and the Super-Rich in the Twenty-First Century""; ""3 Productive Elites? On Entrepreneurship, the Technostructure, and the Corporation""; ""4 The Fragmentation of the Middle Class in the Neoliberal Era""; ""PART TWO: Economic Crisis and the Instability of Financial Capitalism""

""5 Stories of Financial Crisis and Austerity from the Nineteenth to the Twenty-first Centuries""""6 Making Sense of Crises in Capitalism: An Overview of Theories and Approaches""; ""PART THREE: Elites, Diaspora Migration and Social Movements in Global Capitalism""; ""7 The International Circulation of Elites and Global Social Movements""; ""8 Migrant Diasporas, Development, and the Attachment to National Identity""; ""PART FOUR: Economic Democracy and the 99 Percent""; ""9 Can Capitalism Afford Economic Democracy?""; ""10 Epilogue: Deconstructing Neoliberal Capitalism""; ""References""

""Index""

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Solimano (Univ. Mayor, Chile) served in director-level positions at the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank as well as in other high-level positions at international financial institutions before founding and leading his own economic think tank in Santiago. He has written several books and numerous articles on the Latin American experience with neoliberal capitalism, and all his experience and intellectual output is evident in this work. In a brief ten chapters of economic philosophy lightly peppered with case studies and statistics, Solimano tours the history of economic thought, highlighting the inconsistencies between neoliberalism and the inequalities many countries have experienced because of these policies. One is reminded of Eduardo Galeano's work on Latin America, which, along with Solimano's, could signify a Latin American heterodox counterpoint to the North American-Western European economic paradigm. It is then no surprise that Solimano rejects the Washington Census in favor of economic democracy, a more inclusive global economic system. At 200 pages, the book's analysis has little depth, but there are numerous provocative sketches of alternatives to neoliberal capitalism that need acknowledgement and further discussion. Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students, researchers, and faculty. --Belinda Roman, Palo Alto College, St. Mary's University

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Andres Solimano received his Ph.D in Economics from MIT and is Founder and President of the International Center for Globalization and Development. He is currently Research Associate at the Business School of Universidad Mayor in Santiago, Chile. He was formerly Country Director at the World Bank, Executive Director at the InterAmerican Development Bank, Regional Advisor at the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, and Director of the Latin American School for Social Sciences (FLACSO). He has written extensively on international migration and talent mobility, political economy, elites and middle class, growth and neoliberalism.

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