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Democratic Eco-Socialism as a Real Utopia
Transitioning to an Alternative World System
Hans A. Baer
314 pages, 4 figures, 11 tables, bibliog., index
ISBN 978-1-78533-695-9 $149.00/£110.00 / Hb / Published (October 2017)
ISBN 978-1-78920-533-6 $34.95/£27.95 / Pb / Published (December 2019)
eISBN 978-1-78533-696-6 eBook
“This book has great potential to be useful as a guide to thinking about the global climate crisis and the politics necessary to overcome the problems.” · Jon Marshall, University of Technology Sydney
“A very relevant, interesting, and useful book.” · Ariel Salleh, University of Sydney
As global economic and population growth continues to skyrocket, increasingly strained resources have made one thing clear: the desperate need for an alternative to capitalism. In Democratic Eco-Socialism as a Real Utopia, Hans Baer outlines the urgent need to reevaluate historical definitions of socialism, commit to social equality and justice, and prioritize environmental sustainability. Democatic eco-socialism, as he terms it, is a system capable of mobilizing people around the world, albeit in different ways, to prevent on-going human socio-economic and environmental degradation, and anthropogenic climate change.
Hans A. Baer is a critical anthropologist and a Principal Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne. He has published 20 books, including four related to climate change.
Subject: Environmental Studies (General) Political and Economic Anthropology Anthropology (General)
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