Capitalism, Democracy, and Ecology Departing from Marx
- List Price: $52.00
- Binding: Hardcover
- Publisher: Univ of Illinois Pr
- Publish date: 04/01/1999
- ISBN: 9780252024221
- ISBN10: 0252024222
Using Marx as a touchstone, Timothy W. Luke warns that if communities are not to be overwhelmed by new class economic and political agendas, then the practice of democracy must be reconstituted on a more populist basis. However, the galvanizing force for this new, more community-centered populism will not be the proletarian as Marx predicted, nor contemporary militant patriotic groups. Rather, Luke argues that many groups unified by a concern for ecological justice present the strongest potential opposition to capitalism.