5.43 x 8.5 inches | 216 pages | November 2018 HB | 978-1-5095-2819-6 | 1-5095-2819-9 $64.95 US | $77.95 CND PB | 978-1-5095-2820-2 | 1-5095-2820-2 $22.95 US | $27.95 CND | T ebook available
Sugar Daddy Capitalism The Dark Side of the New Economy PETER FLEMING
What is the connection between the sleaziness of Harvey Weinstein’s “business meetings” and the passionless doctrine of neoclassical economics? In this witty and incisive examination of the new economy, Peter Fleming argues that they are closer than you might think. The quest to rid society of bureaucracy, shrink government and burn red tape has certainly made capitalism “more human,” but not in the family-friendly way envisaged by free-market gurus. Increasing informality has led to a capitalism fueled by limitless exploitation and increasingly seedy methods of management, from semi-feudal workplace hazing rituals and predatory middle-managers with an axe to grind to arbitrary zero-hours contracts, Uber, and perhaps worst of all, jogging. Fleming dubs this “Sugar Daddy Capitalism” after the controversial dating-app wealthy businessmen use to meet young girls, most of whom are struggling with university fees. What seems like a creepy outlier is actually a prescient metaphor for our whole economy: an anonymous and impersonal cash system that is also intent on getting under your skin, extra close and capable of ruining everything if you say ... “no.” PETER FLEMING is Professor of Business and Society at the Cass Business School.
4.88 x 7.48 inches | 150 pages | November 2018 HB | 978-1-5095-3376-3 | 1-5095-3376-1 $59.95 US | $71.95 CND PB | 978-1-5095-3377-0 | 1-5095-3377-X $14.95 US | $17.95 CND | ST ebook available
The Globalization Backlash COLIN CROUCH
Globalization, heralded for decades as a harbinger of prosperity, faces a backlash. Derided by right-wing nationalists as a “globalist” plot to undermine traditional communities, and by left-wing critics as the rule of rampaging corporations, it’s become a political punching bag around the world. In this incisive book, Colin Crouch defends globalization against its critics, arguing that reversing the process would mean a poorer world riven by nationalistic antagonisms. However, saving globalization necessitates reforms to promote social solidarity and recover pride for the areas that have lost out. Crouch shows that we can therefore only save globalization from itself if we transcend the nation state and subject global economic flows to democratic transnational governance. Crouch provides a much-needed riposte to the delusions that risk plunging the world back into a zero-sum game of regressive economic nationalism, combining cool-headed analysis with a visionary call for a genuinely progressive globalization. COLIN CROUCH is Professor Emeritus at the University of Warwick, and External Scientific member of the Max-Planck-Institute for Social Research at Cologne. His many books include Post-Democracy and The Strange Non-death of Neoliberalism.
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