07 Lecture Notes - 12/3/07 Lecture Notes I) Where are we...

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12/3/07 Lecture Notes 03/12/2007 12:30:00 I) Where are we now? 1) Issues 2) Links and Dynamics 3) globalization 4) A new systemic crisis II) What can we learn from past crises? 1) 1910s + 2) 1940s + 3) 1970s+ 1) classes and coalitions 2) crisis-response- fascism, reformism, democratic socialism 3) draft program 4) the role of professionals/managers “The future is not predetermined and we are all its collective agents. As  frightening as the current course of things may seem, we should also recall that the  crisis opens up tremendous new possibilities for progressive change.  It is at times of  crisis rather than stability and equilibrium in a system that the power of collective  agencies to influence history is enhanced” (Robinson 2005: 327). Economics: persisitent growing poverty, and material inequality in countries and people  in those countries and class. Economic volatility, US has been protected but Latin America, Southeast Asia  things are very unstable, especially at a personal level. Less job security, less state support Politcally: debate of spread of democracy or (Brecker) degredation of democracy.  Functioning democracy is on decline b/c big corporportations are in control.  Facing the  issue of terrorism and militarism that have been generation by the US under the banner  of fighting terriorism
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Seeing an intensification of social struggle, come from the religious right (Islamic 
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07 Lecture Notes - 12/3/07 Lecture Notes I) Where are we...

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