Green Social Democratic
Charles Posa McFadden and Karen Howell McFadden
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- 1.0 Introduction: Policies for a Planetary Emergency
- 1.1 Radical Democracy: Towards a global green social democratic alternative to neoliberal led capitalism
- 1.2 Dimensions of the planetary emergency
- 1.3 Socio-economic causes of the planetary emergency require political-economic and corresponding cultural changes
- 1.4 The necessity and centrality of democracy to address the challenges we face
- 1.5 The present as a transitional stage of the struggle for a just, sustainable future
- 1.6 The epochal nature of the period we are entering
- 1.7 The dynamics of capitalism as a system and the limits of single issue reforms
- 1.8 Environmental and social effects of capitalism
- 1.9 From Defense to Offense: From decades of a losing defensive battle to a winning offensive for a green social democracy
- 1.10 Facing the crisis in capitalism: Policies and actions
- 1.11 Achieving a green social democracy
- 2.0 Theoretical Perspective: Defining Green Social Democracy
- 2.1 The green social democrats - the political movement that is defining the emerging 21st century
- 2.2 A green social democratic world view
- 2.3 Science, technology and society
- 2.4 Is green social democracy a form of socialism?
- 2.5. Socialism and green social democracy in historical materialist theory
- 2.6 Dialectical approach to social policy for a green social democracy
- 2.7 Globalization and localization
- 2.8 Cooperation and competition and other opposing trends
- 2.9 Revolutionary character of a green social democracy
- 2.10 Peaceful transition to a green social democracy
- 2.11 The economy in transition to a green social democracy
- 2.12 Science, the arts, education and democracy in the transition to a green social democracy
- 2.13 Government in transition to a green social democracy
- 2.14 Civil rights in the transition to a green social democracy
- 2.15 Property rights in transition to a green social democracy
- 2.16 The path to a green social democracy
- 2.17 Appendix : Marx's Preface to a Critique of Political Economy
- 3.0 Economic perspective: Economic Policy of a Green Social Democracy
- 3.1 The challenge of a moribund economic system
- 3.2 Green social democratic aims
- 3.3 The nature of capitalism: Misconceptions and scientific conceptions
- 3.4 Economic policy goals
- 3.5 Democracy or plutocracy?
- 3.6 Development focused on the quality of life or casino capitalism and environmental disaster?
- 3.7 Public banking: A cornerstone of a green social democracy
- 3.8 Taxation policies for a green social democracy
- 3.9 Encouraging the accomplishment of intended policy outcomes by measuring them
- 3.10 Sustainable Domestic Product (SDP)
- 3.11 Capitalism must die if people are to live
- 4.0 Cultural perspective: Towards A Green Social Democratic Culture
- 4.1 Culture as experienced
- 4.2 Definitions of culture applied to green social democracy
- 4.3 Culture in historical perspective
- 4.4 War or peace: A green social democratic culture versus the culture of war
- 4.5 Commercial advertising and consumerism as culture: A green social democratic culture versus the cultural dominance of for-profit advertising
- 4.6 Make science, art and information technology public! The green social democratic alternative to secrecy, patents and copyright
- 4.7 Economics and culture: Green social democracy as a social system with a corresponding economy and culture
- 4.8 Education and cultural change: The role of education in achieving a green social democracy
- 4.9 Imagination and science: Their roles in the transition to a green social democracy
- 4.10 The institutions of science and education: Their roles in a green social democracy
- 4.11 The media and entertainment: Their roles in a green social democracy
- 4.12 Democracy now! The fight for democracy is the fight for life
- 4.13 Conserve nature! Only success in the conservation of nature can avert civilization collapse
- 4.14 Solidarity now! Human solidarity and the transition to a global green social democracy
- 4.15 Democracy everywhere! Democratic governance in a green social democratic world
- 5.0 Strategic perspective: Achieving Global Green Social Democracy
- 5.1 Contrasting a green social democratic world with the currently prevailing, but challenged neo-liberal one
- 5.2 Continuity and change
- 5.3 A green social democracy is not the only alternative
- 5.4 Some analytical tools and their implications for strategy
- 5.5 A road map to green social democracy
- 5.6 Methods of struggle
- 5.7 Defeating neo-liberal capitalism: The role of social movements
Green social democracy in historical perspective
- 6.0 Green social democracy in historical perspective: Socialist Alternatives to Capitalism
- 6.1 Is socialism dead?
- 6.2 Socialism and capitalism as coexisting social systems
- 6.3 Beyond capitalism to a green social democracy
- 6.4 How socialist and related alternative movements and systems can fail
- 6.5 Using the non-market economy as an opportunity to begin moving beyond capitalism
- 6.6 Hyphenated socialisms
- 6.7 20th century "vanguard Marxism" and "real socialism"
- 6.8 Additional problems for those who equate socialism with the Soviet model
- 6.9 Savagery, barbarism and civilization: Beware the misconceptions conveyed by the language we use!
- 6.10 Worker managed and operated cooperatives: Do these mean socialism?
- 6.11 21st century alternatives: A descent into barbarism or ascent to a more just, sustainable human community?
- 7.0 Policy perspective: Policies for a Just, Sustainable Futur
- 7.1 Policy alternatives to neoliberal capitalism and political movements to advance the new policies
- 7.2 Democratic governance: Introducing bottom-up democratic decision-making within all institutions and organizations
- 7.3 Justice: Creating a just society, based on the right of all to a dignified, secure existence
- 7.4 Protecting the environment: Sustainable energy, environment & natural resource policy in a green social democracy
- 7.5 Human development: Health and well-being in a green social democracy
- 7.6 Human development: Education, science and culture in a green social democracy
- 7.7 Human solidarity: The foundation for building a green social democracy
- 7.8 Financing the transition to a green social democracy
This website was launched September 1, 2010 in support of a green social democratic alternative to neoliberal capitalist policy and practice. The primary result is a work by Charles and Karen McFadden of seven chapters, grouped under the title, Towards a Green Social Democratic Alternative to Capitalism available here in e-book, pdf and html formats.
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