This is a book about capitalism. To be more specific, it is about the most recent phase or stage of capitalist development, that is, neoliberal globalization. Neoliberalism, as much a political project as an economic one, is still pervasive, and it continues to provide the general framework for politics and political imagination across most of the globe. This volume brings together a group of valuable scholars from different parts of the world looking at the impact of neoliberalism on our societies. And, as such, it aspires to contribute as much to the critique and overcoming of this process as to its analysis. With its extensive coverage, both geographically and thematically, this book will be of interest for students of the social sciences as well as for anyone who makes an effort to understand and change the world in which she lives.
Baris Karaagac is a lecturer in the Department of International Development Studies at Trent University, Canada.