Recreating Democracy in a Globalized State by Cliff DuRand

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This collection of essays on corporations, globalization and the state takes a radical look at the role of the state in globalization and its transformation thereby. It addresses such key questions as: What role is the state (in both the North and South) playing in its own rollback and demise? How has the emergence of global production chains facilitated the emergence of a transnational capitalist class? Do states still serve the interests of the peoples they govern, or do they now primarily serve the interests of global transnational capital? How can the struggle for democracy be realized in a globalized state? The contributors seek, in the context of the worldwide Occupy Wall Street movement, to analyse why and how democracy might be achieved in globalized states. The editors and contributors are long-time social activists approaching the issues from the perspective of the global South. This collection is unique in that it includes work from and about Cuba in relation to the impact of globalization.

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is a Research Associate at the Center for Global Justice, which he co-founded in 2004. and coordinator of the RPA Research Network in Cuba and has led trips annually to Cuba since 1990. For 40 years he was a professor of Social Philosophy at Morgan State University. His continuing research and activism focuses on globalization, participatory democracy and socialism. He was the China correspondent for the Guardiannewspaper (NYC) from 1979 until its demise.. is a retired professor of Philosophy at San Francisco State University, His latest book is "The Machinery of Whiteness," from Temple University Press. His two preceding books, also from Temple, are "The Rule of Racialization" and "Forms in the Abyss: a philosophical bridge between Sartre and Derrida." He lives in Berkeley, CA, leads seminars on the structures of racialization in the US, and is active in a neighborhood assembly and participatory budget movement.
Published September 11, 2013 by Clarity Press. 232 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Business & Economics, Education & Reference. Non-fiction