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The End of Capitalism; Reforming Capitalism

Laurie Taylor explores the future of our market-driven economy. Must it collapse under the weight of its own contradictions, or can it be remade to fit society?

Capitalism - renewal or decline? Laurie Taylor explores the future of our market driven economy. He's joined by David Harvey, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Geography at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and Colin Crouch, Professor Emeritus in Sociology at the University of Warwick. Professor Harvey examines the contradictions at the heart of capitalism arguing that it's far from being the permanent or only way of organising human life. Professor Crouch, conversely, suggests that only Capitalism can provide us with an efficient and innovative economy but it should be re-shaped to better fit a social democratic society.

Producer: Jayne Egerton.

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28 minutes

David Harvey

Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Geography at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York

 


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Seventeen Contradictions and the End of Capitalism
Publisher: Profile Books
ISBN-10: 1781251614
ISBN-13: 978-1781251614

Colin Crouch

Professor Emeritus in Sociology at the University of Warwick

 


Find out more about Colin Crouch  

 

 

Making Capitalism Fit for Society
Publisher: Polity Press
ISBN-10: 0745672221
ISBN-13: 978-0745672229

Ethnography Award

Thank you for all your entries.  

 

These are now being reviewed by the judges for the Award, Professor Dick Hobbs, Professor Henrietta Moore, Dr Louise Westmarland, Professor Bev Skeggs. The Chair is Professor Laurie Taylor. (Please do not contact any judges directly).

 

The judges will be looking for work which displays flair, originality and clarity, alongside sound methodology. The work should make a significant contribution to knowledge and understanding in the relevant area of research.

 

The panel of judges will select six finalists, and from that shortlist the judges will select an overall winner who will be awarded a prize of £1000.

 

The finalists will be contacted by telephone early spring of 2014 and the winner of the Award will be announced at the BSA Annual Conference in April 2014.

 

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