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Hartmut Elsenhans and a Critique of Capitalism - Conversations on Theory and Policy Implications

Neil Wilcock (U Leipzig, Germany) and Corina Scholz (U Leipzig, Germany)
Publication Date November 2015
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Language English
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Through a series of ten interviews with Hartmut Elsenhans, Neil Wilcock and Corina Scholz bring together Elsenhans' theories and thinking across his wide-ranging interests to present a compilation of his distilled thoughts. The accessible style of the interviews serves as a gateway to his complex theories and their policy implications providing a perfect introduction for both students and scholars new to his work.

Elsenhans' theories are first defined and explored, then applied to past and current issues. Whether discussing China as an archetypal leader in a global development model, how the crisis in the Eurozone is as much a question of a lack of internal demand in the core countries as it is a debt problem in the Southern countries, or why international NGOs are more akin to the Salvation Army rather than any real vehicle for development, what stands out are Elsenhans' challenging and thought-provoking ideas and the unusual places he finds solutions.