Gar Alperovitz

Gar Alperovitz

Professor - University of Maryland

Gar Alperovitz, Lionel R. Bauman Professor of Political Economy at the University of Maryland, is Co-Founder of The Democracy Collaborative and a former Fellow of the Institute of Politics at Harvard and of King’s College, Cambridge University. He has served as a Legislative Director in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate and as a Special Assistant working on United Nations matters in the Department of State.

Earlier he was President of the Center for Community Economic Development and of the Center for the Study of Public Policy. Dr. Alperovitz’s numerous articles have appeared in publications ranging from the New York Times, the Washington Post and the Atlantic to the Journal of Economic Issues, Foreign Policy, Diplomatic History, and other academic and popular journals. The new edition of his book, America Beyond Capitalism: Reclaiming Our Wealth, Our Liberty, and Our Democracy (Democracy Collaborative, 2011, with a foreword by Gus Speth), is earning high praise from the multiple sources. Among other recent books are his Unjust Deserts:How the Rich Are Taking Our Common Inheritance and Why We Should Take It Back (New Press, 2008, with Lew Daly), Making a Place for Community: Local Democracy in a Global Era (Routledge, 2002, with Thad Williamson and David Imbroscio), and The Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb and the Architecture of the American Myth (Knopf, 1995).


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