Living With Global Capitalism
Capitalism has become the universal social and economic order of our time. Throughout the twentieth century it has been challenged from right and left, only to emerge with greater force than ever before. All its major rivals are vanquished.
'On the Edge' comprises original essays by, among others, Paul Vocker, Polly Tonybee, Ulrich Beck, Manuel Castells, Richard Sennett and George Soros. It charts the contours of contemporary capitalism, analyses the role of the business firm the the new context of innovation and competitivenes; discusses the impact of globalisation, especially in finance; and considers whether the new capitalism is compatible with social cohesion and social justice. The contributors discuss capitalism both as a form of culture and as an influence on daily life, and they ask if capitalism has any viable political rivals at the turn of the millennium.
'On the Edge' is an essential source for anyone wishing to understand the dynamic forces shaping our world today and in the next millennium.