Political philosophy and feminist theory have rarely examined in detail how capitalism affects the lives of women. Ann Cudd and Nancy Holmstrom take up opposing sides of the issue, debating whether capitalism is valuable as an ideal and whether, as an actually existing economic system, it is good for women. In a discussion covering a broad range of social and economic issues, including unequal pay, industrial reforms, and sweatshops, they examine how these and other issues relate to women and how to analyze effectively what constitutes "capitalism" and "women's interests." Each author also responds to the opposing arguments, providing a thorough debate of the topics covered. The resulting volume will interest a wide range of readers in philosophy, political theory, women's studies and global affairs.
Examines resistance within Mexican labour unions during a period of sustained crisis and the regional and national level, as well as the level of world order. Gender, having played a central role in the construction of relatively stable historical structures in Mexico, continued to shape the struggles of radical labour movements throughout a period of deepening crisis. Â· Contends that globalisation is not just about the activities of multinational corporations Â· Uses gender as a central concept in analysing Mexico's experience with globalisation Â· Highlights the diversity and rich political history of social movements in Mexico Â· Links regional and national level analysis to world order Studies the contradictory ways in which globalisation is experienced by workers on a local level and how struggles are linked to the ongoing internationalisation of the workplace. Changing material conditions, institutions and ideological forces have been profoundly gendered throughout twentieth century Mexico. Rather than concentrating exclusively on the role of transnational capital and state in advancing globalisation, Healy uncovers the limits and possibilities of working class men and women in transforming the conditions of crisis in which they live.
UPDATED TO AUGUST 2016 This book is exactly what it says it is; a really basic introduction to UK capital gains tax. No previous knowledge of the tax system is needed as the book explains all terms in full and does not try to impress with complex terminology. This book will give you a good understanding of capital gains tax and how it works with the assistance of practical examples. It will help you understand your own personal tax affairs. It will also help you if you are undertaking any course of study where knowledge of capital gains tax is required, such as law, accounting, business, management or finance. The narrative is clear, concise and accessible, and can be read from start to finish in several sittings to give a good, basic appreciation of the subject. The book includes an explanation of what is meant by "capital" in this context, and looks at how to calculate the tax, sales of part of an asset, chattels, shares, common tax reliefs, losses and, briefly, the position of companies. The "Really Basic Introductions" series includes the following titles: - A Really Basic Introduction to Value Added Tax - A Really Basic Introduction to English Law and the English Legal System - A Really Basic Introduction to English Contract Law - A Really Basic Introduction to Company Law - A Really Basic Introduction to Income Tax - A Really Basic Introduction to Capital Gains Tax The above titles are all available in Kindle format.
The financial/social cataclysm beginning in 2007 ended notions of a "great moderation" and the view that capitalism had overcome its systemic tendencies to crisis. The subsequent failure of contemporary social formations to address the causes of the crisis gives renewed impetus to better analysis in aid of the search for a better future. This book contributes to this search by reviving a broad discussion of what we humans might want a post-capitalist future to be like. It argues for a comparative anthropological critique of capital notions of value, thereby initiating the search for a new set of values, as well as identifying a number of selected computing practices that might evoke new values. It articulates a suggestive set of institutions that could support these new values, and formulates a group of measurement practices usable for evaluating the proposed institutions. The book is grounded in contemporary social science, political theory, and critical theory. It aims to leverage the possibility of alternative futures implied by some computing practices while avoiding hype and technological determinism, and uses these computing practices to explicate one possible way to think about the future.
On the State of Nature and On the Sovereignty of the People are Maistre's most comprehensive treatment of Rousseau's ideas and his most sustained critique of the ideological foundations of the revolution. On the State of Nature, a detailed critique of Rousseau's Discourse on the Origin and Foundations of Inequality, focuses on Rousseau's belief in the natural goodness of man; On the Sovereignty of the People, a critique of Social Contract, explores Rousseau's theory of popular sovereignty. In Maistre's eyes Rousseau encouraged the socially destructive individualism that lay at the heart of the French Revolution. However, the essays reveal some surprising ambiguities in the relationship between two seminal thinkers who are usually thought of as polar opposites, suggesting that Maistre's vision was more akin to Rousseau's than he would have admitted. Against Rousseau offers valuable insights into the evolution of Maistre's counter-revolutionary ideas during the crucial years of 1792-97 and illustrates his remarkable insights into society and politics. It is vital to any consideration of his thought or the counter-revolutionary movement in eighteenth-century France.