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Betsy Bowman and Bob Stone

The question whether, in the interim, the "socialist morality" allows adequate restraint on revolutionary action, cannot fairly be answered in abstraction from history, in this case our epoch. We submit that the group of projects called corporate "globalization" - imposing free trade, privatization, and dominance of transnational corporations - shapes that epoch. These projects are associated with polarization of wealth, deepening poverty, and an alarming new global U.S. military domination. Using 9/11 as pretext for a "war on terror," this domination backs corporate globalization. If Nazi occupation of France and French occupation of Algeria made Sartre and Beauvoir assign moral primacy to overcoming oppressive systems, then U.S. global occupation should occasion rebirth of that commitment. Parallels among the three occupations are striking. France's turning of colonial and metropolitan working classes against each other is echoed by globalization's pitting of (e.g.) Chinese against Mexican workers in a race to lower wages to get investment. Seducing first-world workers with racial superiority and cheap imports from near-slavery producers once again conceals their thralldom to their own bosses. Nazi and French use of overwhelming force and even torture are re-cycled by the U.S. and its agents, again to hide the vulnerability of their small forces amidst their enemies.

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Brexit, Sustainability, Economics, Companies’ Responsibilities, and Current Representations

…. Digitalisation has boosted new collaborative models of economy. (EPSC 2015: 7) This intriguing plea goes beyond the predominantly neoliberal economic strategies involved in the recent negotiations for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and for the

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An Exogenous Path of Development

Explaining the Rise of Corporate Social Responsibility in China

Ka Lin, Dan Banik, and Longfei Yi

demands of state promotion and international politics with regard to labor rights, and the negotiations that allowed China’s entry into the World Trade Organization (WTO). The transfer of Western perceptions of CSR and influences to China—particularly in

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The Limits to Cheating History

Changing the Reference for Accounting

Peter Herrmann

, because of two major shifts: first with the expansion of trade reaching such an extent that we can speak of a quantitative leap—the Italian city-states had been very much characterized by an enormous expansion of intercity trade (when considered per the

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Four Dimensions of Societal Transformation

An Introduction to the Problematique of Ukraine

Zuzana Novakova

-present (culturally accepted) petty bribery. An extensive land reform is expected. A moratorium on land sales has been in force since 2001, creating a situation in which land cannot be traded. Although land registry is not transparent, experts estimate that the state

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David Schweikart

assignment to Jeanson. 6 But what was the problem? Camus, after all, was not a reactionary. In The Rebel , he explicitly endorses “revolutionary trade unionism;” he calls for the immediate suppression of the death penalty; he sees “Scandinavian societies

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The Social Consequences of Brexit for the UK and Europe

Euroscepticism, Populism, Nationalism, and Societal Division

Steve Corbett

and trading relationship has been the cornerstone of the British right’s approach to Europe and in power the British left has embraced some of the aims of “social Europe” (e.g., the social chapter). But as Geddes (2013: 14) argues, “The EU’s move

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The Rule of Law as a Condition for Development Toward Sustainability

Toward a New Legally Oriented Environment at a Global Level

Giovanni Tartaglia Polcini

institutions that are effective, responsive, transparent, and accountable. Organized crime, money laundering, human trafficking, narcotics trade, cybercrime—these are extremely complex problems. International cooperation is needed to fight them, along with an

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Damon Boria, Thomas Meagher, Adrian van den Hoven, and Matthew C. Eshleman

(carbon taxes, cap and trade and so on), we could continue the leisure revolution with new vigor” (234). Therefore, both work and leisure should be re-evaluated. Work should become “vocational” (260) and then “[s]urfing during leisure… [could become

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Marcel Mauss

cousins of Moab and Edom. Among all these people, this kind of life is more than a trade: it is a sort of faith. Here, the Hebrews made it a rule and a moral commitment. They took pride in it, disdaining other foods such as those from the hunting of Esau