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Capitalism after postmodernism

Neo-conservatism, legitimacy and the theory of public capital

Capitalism after postmodernism by H.T. Wilson
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This volume addresses a number of interrelated issues in the old and new political economy. The focus on globalization is generally taking the mind off questions of debt and indebtedness. Capital now has such a decided institutional edge that its legitimacy in capitalist democracies is under threat. Present developments seriously jeopardise the balance between capital, public and social institutions on which the progress and welfare of the developing world and the capitalist democracies depend. Going back to Marx, Weber and Habermas, H.T. Wilson concludes that against the backdrop of Weberian pessimism, social intellectuals still have to rise to the occasion, rather than assisting in the massive, and consequently, self-confirming prophecy that contemporary postmodernism now threatens to become.
BRILL; January 2002
323 pages; ISBN 9789047401346
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Title: Capitalism after postmodernism
Author: H.T. Wilson