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The Alternative: And How We Build It

The Alternative: And How We Build It (Hardback)

By Jones, Owen

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  • Pub Date
    4 May 23

We know our world's unequal. But, says Owen Jones, it doesn't have to stay that way. No status quo simply dissolves of its own accord: it must be replaced with something else. Without a real alternative that attracts the belief of millions of people, things will stay the same, if... only because it's impossible for many to imagine things looking any different. The Alternative tells us that change is possible, desirable and even inevitable - if we want it. Owen goes in search of the people who are already making change happen: from the US and the UK to Latin America, from the struggles of Hungarian and Turkish dissidents struggling against authoritarian governments to the millions-strong anti-austerity movement in Spain. On his travels, he gathers evidence on how an economy can be built for the many rather than being a racket for the few; how we can reboot welfare states, education systems and health services for the 21st century; and, last but not least, how we can build enough decent homes for people to live in. All this, he shows, must happen through renewed democracy: it is only democracy that can take on inequality and injustice. There is an alternative. We just have to learn how to make it happen. This book shows us how.
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ISBN 9780241253960
Publisher Penguin
Format Hardback
Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 5 Mar 2023

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ISBN-13 9780241253960
Stock Release date is 4 May 2023
Status Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 5 Mar 2023
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Allen Lane
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Jones, Owen
Category Political Science & Theory
Comparative Politics
Socialism & Left-Of-Centre Democratic Ideologies
Political Activism
Number of Pages 368
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 240mm
Dewey Code 323.042
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Political participation, Democracy
NBS Text Political Science & Theory
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly