The dialectics of radical social change and global capitalist order: evidence from the 'Arab Spring'

Govand Khalid Azeez*

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Abstract

Today, the capitalist statist system has engulfed the planet as a whole. There are fundamental ecological, economical and socio-political contradictions and antagonisms. At each frontier, the apparatuses of big money and capital have hit a threshold. In the process the two driving forces of life, human-activity and nature, are exploited and exhausted to a catastrophic end. Despite this, the collective labour, thought and desire to regulate or cease the system is at odds with the power and the persistent subjective and objective violence of this structure. A precursory look at the composition of the collective consciousness and condition of humanity demonstrates this. It seems the political spirit of our world, directed by or corrupted by property owners and hoarders of power, is split between a sharp antagonistic duality.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)565-586
Number of pages22
JournalCritique (United Kingdom)
Volume51
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2023

Keywords

  • Arab Spring
  • Capitalism
  • Marxism
  • Philosophy
  • Political Economy
  • Social Movements

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