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Sociology in the modern world faces many challenges. This edited volume explores significant themes including inequality, structures of power, conceptions of justice and sustainable futures, forming a critical examination across twenty-five individually authored chapters. This text forms part of SAGE Studies in International Sociology series (SSIS).

The Limits of Reform in Liberal Democracies
The Limits of Reform in Liberal Democracies
Walden Bello

In much of the developing world, these are non-revolutionary times. Despite setbacks in terms of delivering on their promise of delivering prosperity, neoliberal policies continue to reign supreme, if only as default strategies that technocrats and elites resort to in the absence of a credible alternative paradigm for economic transformation.

Poverty and inequality are rife, but progressive movements remain marginalized in most countries. Whether reformist or revolutionary, these forces have failed to attain the critical mass that would propel them to hegemony in the political arena. There are exceptions, of course, mainly in Latin America, where Hugo Chavez in Venezuela, Evo Morales in Bolivia, and Rafael Correa ...

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