Capitalism by Garry Leech

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In the wake of the global financial crisis and ongoing savage government spending cuts across the world, Garry Leech addresses a pressing and necessary topic: the nature of contemporary capitalism and how it inherently generates inequality and structural violence. Drawing on fascinating case studies, including the forced dispossession of farmers in India and Mexico, and deaths from preventable diseases in sub-Saharan Africa, Leech provocatively argues that global capitalism constitutes a form of genocide against the poor, particularly in the global South. Essential and eye-opening, Capitalism: A Structural Genocide questions the legitimacy of a system that inevitably results in such large-scale human suffering, while going beyond mere critique to offer a more egalitarian, democratic and sustainable global alternative.
 

About Garry Leech

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Garry Leech is the author of numerous books, including The FARC: The Longest Insurgency (Zed Books, 2011); The Failure of Global Capitalism: From Cape Breton to Colombia and Beyond (CBU Press, 2009); Beyond Bogotá: Diary of a Drug War Journalist in Colombia (Beacon Press, 2009); and Crude Interventions: The United States, Oil and the New World (Dis)Order (Zed Books, 2006). He is also director of the Centre for International Studies and a lecturer in the Department of Political Science at Cape Breton University, Canada.
 
Published April 26, 2012 by Zed Books. 208 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Business & Economics, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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