Individual freedom and the world-economy.

R. J. Johnston

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Focuses on the position of the individual in the capitalist world-economy. Its starting-point is Marx's concept of alienation, which provides the context for appreciating the function of the individual within the capitalist mode of production. The concepts of liberal democracy are part of the ideology of the capitalist mode of production, used by the state to mystify the real nature of alienation. The aim is to unravel some of this mystification, particularly as it relates to the situation during the present crisis and the geography of liberal democracy. Begins with an outline of the concept of alienation. The geography of liberal democracy is then analysed, followed by a discussion of the geography of human rights. -from Author

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)173-195
Number of pages23
JournalAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (Paper)
Publication statusPublished - 1986


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