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A Post-capitalist Paradigm: The Common Good of Humanity

 

Ed. François Houtart and Birgit Daiber, 2012 (English, Spanish)

 

Rethinking the reproduction of life and the continuity of life on our planet from the perspective of the paradigm of the Common Good of Humanity is an urgent necessity in the current situation.

 

There is need to analyze in depth both the concept at the basis of the paradigm and its implications, to increase the range of its applications, to enable various social actors to strategize around it, and to reflect on the transition from a logic based on capital accumulation to a post-capitalist society based on the acknowledgement of the Common Good of Humanity, seen as the realization of a socialism with the fullness of meaning this word conveys.

 

This book presents analytical and theoretical reflections and comments on the various aspects of the notion of Common Good of Humanity and its social and political functions which can be useful to find a sense of direction in the collective action of social movements.

 

>> Book in English pdf

>> Link to book in Spanish

>> Prologue of book in Spanish pdf

 

See also:

 

>> Video of lecture by Pedro Páez