Unsustainable Capitalism: The Politics of Renewable Energy in the UK

  title={Unsustainable Capitalism: The Politics of Renewable Energy in the UK},
  author={Barbara Harriss-White and Elinor Harriss},
In the final chapter of his influential book, The Future of the Market, Elmar Altvater seeks the genesis of a new kind of socialist project in a 're-moralization of resource allocation' which he thinks neither markets, nor the 'thin' democracy permitted by markets, allow. He concludes: '(t)oday the further evolution of society is possible only if the economic rationality of market procedures is firmly embedded in a complex system of social, non-market regulation of money and nature'. Energy… CONTINUE READING


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