This volume consists of analyses by experts from both the West and the East on the up-to-date development of Eco-socialism as a red-green politics within the context of capitalist globalisation. It investigates whether and/or in what sense Eco-socialism can offer a better explanation to the causes of ecological problems than the other Green discourses - such as deep ecology and ecological modernisation theory, and thus has more contributions to make in dealing with the deteriorating ecological crisis throughout the world.
In this book, experts from the West and East analyze Eco-socialism within the context of capitalist globalization. It probes if, and in what sense, Eco-socialism can offer a better explanation to the causes of ecological problems than other Green discourses.
Some must-know figures in the field of eco-socialism, such as David Pepper, Saral Sarkar, Victor Wallis, Brian Tokar
Introduction.- 1. Eco-socialism in an era of capitalist globalisation: Bridging the West and the East.- PART I.- 2. Marxism and ecology: Marx's theory of labour process revisited.- 3. On contemporary eco-socialism.- 4. Socialism and technology: A sectoral overview.- 5. Local community of eco-politics: Its potentials and limitations.- PART II.- 6. On consumerism and the 'logic of capital'.- 7. The de-growth utopia: The incompatibility of de-growth within an internationalised market economy.- 8. Bookchin's social ecology and its contributions to the red-green movement.- 9. How the ecological footprint is sex-gendered: Some implications of eco-feminism for an eco-socialist theory and praxis.- PART III.- 10. Evaluating Japanese agricultural policy from an eco-socialist perspective.- 11. Alternative development: Beyond ecological communities and associations.- 12. Conceptualising the environmentalism in India: Between social justice and deep ecology.- 13. Growth economy and its ecological impacts upon China: An eco-socialist analysis.- CONCLUSIONS. - 14. Prospects for eco-socialism.- Index.- List of the contributors