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- 1Alternative Economies 6
- 2Social Alternatives 57
- 3Utopianism and Its Critics 93
- 4Socialism and Its Critics 112
- 5The Democratic Economy 136
- 6Alternative Globalization 156
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About the Author
Luke Martell is Teaching Fellow and Professor of Sociology at the University of Sussex. His interests are socialism, social democracy, social alternatives, and global politics. He is author of Ecology and Society (Polity Press, 1994), co-author of New Labour (Polity Press, 1998), co-author of Blair’s Britain (Polity Press, 2002), and author of The Sociology of Globalization (Polity Press, 2010, second edition 2017).