Social Transformations and Revolutions: Reflections and Analyses

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Explores social revolutions and transformations from the viewpoints of philosophy, sociology, history and political science

Prompted by the 25th anniversary of the Soviet collapse, this volume reflects on revolutions and transformations around the collapse of the Soviet Bloc, the political transformations after 9/11, the important changes following the global economic crisis, and the revolutionary transformations of India and China.

The authors stress that the United States' military actions after the 9/11 terrorist attacks have had a major transformative impact on the global arena. More recently, the economic crisis that began in 2007/8 caused a series of breakdowns and provoked demands for social and political transformation, so far unfulfilled. The repercussions of the Arab Spring and transformations linked to the rise of BRICS are altering the patterns of international and global relations. All these processes have unfolded within the framework of global capitalism, whose reproduction on an expanding scale involved multiple economic, political ecological and civilizational transformations.

List of Contributors

Vladimira Dvorakova, University of Economics Prague, Czech Republic

Marek Hrubec, Czech Academy of Sciences and Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

Jan Keller, University of Ostrava, Czech Republic

Johann P. Arnason, La Trobe University, Melbourne

Jerry Harris, DeVry University in Chicago, USA

Oleg Susa, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic

Richard Stahel, University of Constantine the Philosopher, Nitra, Slovakia

Gabor Gango, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest and University of Miskolc, Hungary

Emil A. Sobottka, Pontifical Catholic University in Porto Alegre (PUCRS), Brazil

Jiri Krejcik, Czech Academy of Sciences and Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

Wei Xiaoping, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, China

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