How Capitalism and the Liberal Market-System Fostered Organized Crime, Corruption and Ecocide: Why Social Democracy Will Stand for Post-Capitalism

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Rodolfo Apreda, PhD (Author) – Independent Scholar, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Series: Political Science and History
BISAC: POL010000, POL042060
DOI: 10.52305/XKAZ9088

This book puts forward an innovative standpoint for politics and governance that seeks meaningful connections with organized crime, corruption and ecocide. Looking into the sources of their growth and global spread, it upholds that capitalism, the market system and economic liberalism have nourished and enabled such developments, while criminal organizations, corrupt politicians, businessmen and multinationals engaged in ecocide have been evolving and bringing havoc to countries and their populations alike.

Furthermore, it intimates how organized crime, corruption and ecocide have thrived and turned out to be a conspicuous and wide-ranging player not only in governance but also in politics worldwide. When we ask ourselves why such developments took place, the answer would disclose an outrageous picture: this process simply unfolded from using the same toolkit of resources, regulations, skills, and technological innovations that capitalism and the market system had been providing to the formal habitats of legal economy and politics since the nineteenth century; needless too say, with the help of an ideology entangled in economic liberalism and its latest outgrowth, neo liberalism. We could wonder why criminal organizations and political malfeasance were both able to carry out this way so far. The answer will shock everybody: because those organizations were allowed, firstly, to set up efficacious governances to profit from crime and, secondly, politics furnished them with clout, connivance, and power to handle riches and spoils.

To countervail the hideous workings of a system that faces its reckoning days and own demise, the book finally puts forward that the social democracy is the best qualified political system to build up the road towards post capitalism.

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Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

Chapter 1. Governance and Politics

Chapter 2. How Accountability and Transparency Become Social Learning Processes

Chapter 3. Political Conflict-Systems, the Clinical Approach to Conflicts of Interest, and Dual Governance
Chapter 4. Dysfunctional Governance, the Capture of the State, and Corruption

Chapter 5. The Governance and Politics of Organized Crime and Ecocide

Chapter 6. The Day of Reckoning for Capitalism and the Liberal Market System

Chapter 7. Social Democracy, Social Markets, and the Welfare State Will Stand for Post Capitalism

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About the Author

Index


About the Author: Dr. Apreda is an Argentine political scientist. He holds a PhD in Administration and a Master in Government Studies. He has published nine books in his country, as well as many papers in learned journals. After retirement, he works as an independent scholar and full time writer.

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