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Monthly Archive for August, 2013

System Change, not Climate Change

The Institute for Social Analysis (IfG: Institut für Gesellschaftsanalyse) focusses on socio-ecological transformation. Two texts provide first insights: “Energy Struggles for Energy Democracy” and “Beyond the Green Economy: System Change, not Climate Change?” with Nicola Bullard, fellow at the institute in 2013.

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Sotiropoulos states quite rightly that the euro is not just a currency, but a mechanism: It has set up a particular form of symbiosis among different capitalist economies.” (Sotiropoulos 2012, 66) But what is the material nature of this “symbiosis among different capitalist economies”? This key issue had already been raised by John Grahl in […]

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of “The Accumulation of Capital: A Contribution to an Economic Explanation of Imperialism”: A century-old work remains current, provocative and seminal A hundred years since the first Berlin edition of “The Accumulation of Capital: A Contribution to an Economic Explanation of Imperialism,” no one needs a commemorative address to introduce the work. The work is […]

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Eight Years of Merkel

The CDU/CSU’s strategy of governing until the summer and then running a short election campaign has been successful. Although there are only two months to go until the federal election on 22 September, it would be difficult to claim that the country is in election mood, let alone in a mood for change. There is […]

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Just Mobility

Crises create opportunities to set longrange goals for the future. A key question is that of urban mobility in a world in which the great majority of the world’s population will soon live in cities of over a million inhabitants, many of them in metropolitan conurbations. Broadly speaking, there are two possible alternatives: one, the […]

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