The Limits to Capitalist Nature : Theorizing and Overcoming the Imperial Mode of Living, Paperback / softback Book

The Limits to Capitalist Nature : Theorizing and Overcoming the Imperial Mode of Living Paperback / softback

Part of the Transforming Capitalism series



The book provides for a historical-materialist understanding of the multiple crises of capitalism, focusing on the ecological crisis and its interaction with other crisis phenomena (financial crisis, crisis of democracy, economic crisis).

Drawing on political ecology, Gramscian theory of hegemony, critical state theory and the regulation approach, it introduces the concept of an imperial mode of living in order to better understand the everyday practices and perceptions as well as the social relations of forces and institutional constellations that facilitate environmentally destructive patterns of production and consumption.

Furthermore, it develops a historical-materialist critique of the green economy concept that has been propagated in recent years as a solution not only for the ecological but also for the economic crisis.

Finally, the book proposes a democratisation of societal nature relations as a way out of the crisis that requires overcoming capitalist property relations and the exclusive forms of controlling nature guaranteed by them.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 152 pages
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
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  • Category: Political structures: democracy
  • ISBN: 9781786601568



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