Recreating Democracy in a Globalized State with Author Cliff DuRand

New Haven, CT

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This collection of essays on corporations, globalization and
the state takes a radical look at the role of the state in
globalization and its transformation thereby. It addresses such
key questions as:

What role is the state (in both the North and South) playing in
its own rollback and demise?

How has the emergence of global production chains facilitated
the emergence of a transnational capitalist class?

Do states still serve the interests of the peoples they govern,
or do they now primarily serve the interests of global
transnational capital?

How can the struggle for democracy be realized in a
globalized state?

The contributors seek, in the context of the worldwide Occupy
Wall Street movement, to analyse why and how democracy
might be achieved in globalized states. The editors and
contributors are long-time social activists approaching the
issues from the perspective of the global South. This
collection is unique in that it includes work from and about
Cuba in relation to the impact of globalization.

 

Bio for Cliff Durand

 Research Associate at the Center for Global
Justice, which he co-founded in 2004.  He is also coordinator of
Research Network in Cuba and has led trips annually to Cuba since
1990.  A veteran of the 1960s social movements, he has worked to
build institutions of the Left.  In 1982 he co-founded the Radical
Philosophy Association and the Progressive Action Center, long the
“home” of the Left in Baltimore.  For 40 years he was a professor of
Social Philosophy at Morgan State University.  His continuing
research and activism focuses on globalization, participatory
democracy and socialism.