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Capitalism: A Very Short Introduction By James Fulcher (Teaches Sociology at the University of Leicester)

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In this Very Short Introduction James Fulcher considers what capitalism is, the forms it can take around the world, and its history of crises and long-term development. In this new edition he discusses the fundamental impact of the global financial crises of 2007-8 and what it has meant for capitalism worldwide.

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Capitalism: A Very Short Introduction by James Fulcher (Teaches Sociology at the University of Leicester)

What is capitalism? Is capitalism the same everywhere? Is there an alternative? The word 'capitalism' is one that is heard and used frequently, but what is capitalism really all about, and what does it mean? This Very Short Introduction addresses questions such as 'what is capital?' before discussing the history and development of capitalism through several detailed case studies, ranging from the tulipomania of 17th century Holland, the Great Depression of the 1930s, and in this new edition, the impact of the global financial crisis that started in 2007-8. James Fulcher looks at the different forms that capitalism takes in Britain, Japan, Sweden, and the United States, and explores whether capitalism has escaped the nation-state by going global. It ends by asking whether there is an alternative to capitalism, discussing socialism, communal and cooperative experiments, and the alternatives proposed by environmentalists. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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About James Fulcher (Teaches Sociology at the University of Leicester)


James Fulcher read History at Cambridge, took a Sociology Masters at the London School of Economics, and wrote his PhD at the University of Leicester. His career was spent in the Sociology Department at the University of Leicester and, with John Scott, he produced a number of editions of Sociology, published by Oxford, which has been judged 'the best of the all-encompassing texts'. His main research interest has been in the history of industrial relations in Sweden and his main teaching interest in the development of Japanese society.

Table of Contents


1. What is capitalism? ; 2. Where did it come from? ; 3. How did we get here? ; 4. Is capitalism the same everywhere? ; 5. Has capitalism gone global? ; 6. Crisis? What crisis? ; References ; Further reading ; Index

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Capitalism: A Very Short Introduction by James Fulcher (Teaches Sociology at the University of Leicester)
James Fulcher (Teaches Sociology at the University of Leicester)
Very Short Introductions
Used - Very Good
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Oxford University Press
2016-11-30
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0198726074
9780198726074
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