Global Capitalism

Global Capitalism
Author: Jeffry A. Frieden
Pages: 608
ISBN: 9781324004202
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Release: 2020-07-21
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

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"One of the most comprehensive histories of modern capitalism yet written." —Michael Hirsh, New York Times An authoritative, insightful, and highly readable history of the twentieth-century global economy, updated with a new chapter on the early decades of the new century. Global Capitalism guides the reader from the globalization of the early twentieth century and its swift collapse in the crises of 1914–45, to the return to global integration at the end of the century, and the subsequent retreat in the wake of the financial crisis of 2008.

A Theory of Global Capitalism

A Theory of Global Capitalism
Author: William I. Robinson,William I. (Professor of Sociology Robinson, Global and International Studies and Latin America and Iberian Studies University of California Santa Barbara),William I.. Robinson
Pages: 200
ISBN: 0801879272
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Release: 2004-03-12
Editor: JHU Press
Language: en

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Sure to stir controversy and debate, A Theory of Global Capitalism will be of interest to sociologists and economists alike.

The Making Of Global Capitalism

The Making Of Global Capitalism
Author: Sam Gindin,Leo Panitch
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9781781681367
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Release: 2013-10-08
Editor: Verso Books
Language: en

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The all-encompassing embrace of world capitalism at the beginning of the twenty-first century was generally attributed to the superiority of competitive markets. Globalization had appeared to be the natural outcome of this unstoppable process. But today, with global markets roiling and increasingly reliant on state intervention to stay afloat, it has become clear that markets and states aren’t straightforwardly opposing forces. In this groundbreaking work, Leo Panitch and Sam Gindin demonstrate the intimate relationship between modern capitalism and the American state. The Making of Global Capitalism identifies the centrality of the social conflicts that occur within states rather than between them. These emerging fault lines hold out the possibility of new political movements that might transcend global markets.

Global Capitalism and the Crisis of Humanity

Global Capitalism and the Crisis of Humanity
Author: William I. Robinson
Pages: 258
ISBN: 1107691117
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Release: 2014-07-28
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

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This exciting new study provides an original and provocative exposé of the crisis of global capitalism in its multiple dimensions - economic, political, social, ecological, military, and cultural. Building on his earlier works on globalization, William I. Robinson discusses the nature of the new global capitalism, the rise of a globalized production and financial system, a transnational capitalist class, and a transnational state and warns of the rise of a global police state to contain the explosive contradictions of a global capitalist system that is crisis-ridden and out of control. Robinson concludes with an exploration of how diverse social and political forces are responding to the crisis and alternative scenarios for the future.

In Defense of Global Capitalism

In Defense of Global Capitalism
Author: Johan Norberg,Roger Tanner,Cato Institute,Julian Sanchez
Pages: 331
ISBN: 1930865473
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Release: 2003
Editor: Cato Institute
Language: en

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Marshalling facts and the latest research findings, the author systematically refutes the adversaries of globalization, markets, and progress. This book will change the debate on globalization in this country and make believers of skeptics.

A History of Global Capitalism

A History of Global Capitalism
Author: Sambit Bhattacharyya
Pages: 239
ISBN: 9783030587369
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Release: 2020-10-31
Editor: Springer Nature
Language: en

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The book sets out to explore the economic motivations of imperial expansion under capitalism. This undoubtedly is related to two fundamental research questions in economic sciences. First, what factors explain the divergence in living standards across countries under the capitalist economic system? Second, what ensures internal and external stability of the capitalist economic system? The book adopts a unified approach to address these questions. Using the standard growth model it shows that improvements in living standards are dependent on access to raw materials, labour, capital, technology, and perhaps most importantly 'economies of scale'. Empires ensure scale economy through guaranteed access to markets and raw materials. The stability of the system depends on growth and distribution and it is not possible to have one without the other. However, the quest for growth and imperial expansion implies that one empire invariably comes into conflict with another. This is perhaps the most unstable and potentially dangerous characteristic of the capitalist system. Using extensive historical accounts the book shows that this inherent tension can be best managed by acknowledging mutual spheres of influence within the international system along the lines of the 1815 Vienna Congress. This timely publication addresses not only students and scholars of economics, geography, political science, and history, but also general readers interested in a better understanding of economic development, international relations, and the history of global capitalism.

Commodity Chains and Global Capitalism

Commodity Chains and Global Capitalism
Author: Gary Gereffi,Miguel Korzeniewicz
Pages: 334
ISBN: 9780275945732
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Release: 1994
Editor: ABC-CLIO
Language: en

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Commodity chains link the processes of manufacturing that result in a final product available for individual consumption. This book explores the global commodity chains approach, which reformulates the basic conceptual categories for analysing patterns of global organisation and change.

Latin America and Global Capitalism

Latin America and Global Capitalism
Author: William I. Robinson,William I.. Robinson
Pages: 412
ISBN: 9780801890390
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Release: 2008-11-24
Editor: JHU Press
Language: en

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This ambitious volume chronicles and analyzes from a critical globalization perspective the social, economic, and political changes sweeping across Latin America from the 1970s through the present day. Sociologist William I. Robinson summarizes his theory of globalization and discusses how Latin America’s political economy has changed as the states integrate into the new global production and financial system, focusing specifically on the rise of nontraditional agricultural exports, the explosion of maquiladoras, transnational tourism, and the export of labor and the import of remittances. He follows with an overview of the clash among global capitalist forces, neoliberalism, and the new left in Latin America, looking closely at the challenges and dilemmas resistance movements face and their prospects for success. Through three case studies—the struggles of the region's indigenous peoples, the immigrants rights movement in the United States, and the Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela—Robinson documents and explains the causes of regional socio-political tensions, provides a theoretical framework for understanding the present turbulence, and suggests possible outcomes to the conflicts. Based on years of fieldwork and empirical research, this study elucidates the tensions that globalization has created and shows why Latin America is a battleground for those seeking to shape the twenty-first century’s world order.

One World Ready Or Not

One World  Ready Or Not
Author: William Greider
Pages: 528
ISBN: 9780684835549
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Release: 1998-02-10
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

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A national best-seller written by the editor of Rolling Stone magazine explores the realities and complexities of today's global economy, and its impact on the future. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.

Global Capitalism

Global Capitalism
Author: Miguel A. Centeno,Joseph N. Cohen
Pages: 180
ISBN: 9780745655949
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Release: 2013-04-17
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

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The global financial crisis has challenged many of our most authoritative economic ideologies and policies. After thirty years of reshaping the world to conform to the market, governments and societies are now calling for a retreat to a yet undefined new economic order. In order to provide a guide to what the twenty-first-century economy might look like, this book revisits the great project of Global Capitalism. What did it actually entail? How far did it go? What were its strengths and failings? By deconstructing its core ideas and examining its empirical record, can we gain clues about how to move forward after the crisis? Miguel Centeno and Joseph Cohen define capitalism as a historically-evolving and socially-constructed institution, rooted in three core economic activities trade, finance and marketing and identify the three key challenges that any new economic system will need to surmount inequality, governance, and environmental sustainability. This accessible and engaging book will be essential reading for students of economic sociology, and all those interested in the construction of our economic future.

Global Capitalism

Global Capitalism
Author: Robert J. S. Ross,Kent C. Trachte
Pages: 300
ISBN: 0791403408
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Release: 1990-07-05
Editor: SUNY Press
Language: en

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How have global markets and global manufacturing changed the balance of social, economic and political power? With this volume Ross and Trachte challenge existing political-economic theory. In concise terms they show how traditional theories of monopoly capitalism and world systems are not well-suited to analyze the emergence of global capitalism. This book, in a series of case studies of U.S. metropolitan areas, examines the dramatic transformation of the world economy in the last two decades. The book’s last section examines political strategy and the political theory implied by the heightened power of capital.

Spaces of Global Capitalism

Spaces of Global Capitalism
Author: David Harvey
Pages: 154
ISBN: 9781788734653
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Release: 2019-03-12
Editor: Verso Books
Language: en

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Fiscal crises have cascaded across much of the developing world with devastating results, from Mexico to Indonesia, Russia and Argentina. The extreme volatility in contemporary political economic fortunes seems to mock our best efforts to understand the forces that drive development in the world economy. David Harvey is the single most important geographer writing today and a leading social theorist of our age, offering a comprehensive critique of contemporary capitalism. In this fascinating book, he shows the way forward for just such an understanding, enlarging upon the key themes in his recent work: the development of neoliberalism, the spread of inequalities across the globe, and ‘space’ as a key theoretical concept. Both a major declaration of a new research programme and a concise introduction to David Harvey’s central concerns, this book will be essential reading for scholars and students across the humanities and social sciences.

Global Capitalism

Global Capitalism
Author: Hugo Radice
Pages: 264
ISBN: 9781317663225
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Release: 2014-08-01
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

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The essays in this volume were published across the 1984-2011 period, and range across a variety of topics and approaches to investigate the changing nature of global capitalism as a social order. As such, they are a valuable and instructive account of the evolution of global capitalism and of the debates which sought to make sense of this; moreover, they enable us to understand more clearly how capitalism may change and evolve in the coming years and decades. The introduction provides a brief historical account of how global capitalism has changed since the 1960s, before summarising each of the essays, situating them more immediately in the context in which they were written. After sketching the evolution of his views over the period, the author concludes by discussing some important dimensions of global capitalism that need further study. The twelve essays are presented in four sections, dealing with the overarching theme of globalisation; the case of Britain; the developing regions of the global South and the former Soviet bloc; and the crisis that has gripped global capitalism since 2008. Presenting an interdisciplinary approach that corresponds with the emergence of international political economy as a distinct field of scholarship, this book will prove to be an invaluable resource for students and scholars of international political economy, politics, economics, international relations, development studies, human geography, critical sociology and business studies.

Global Capitalism Global War Global Crisis

Global Capitalism  Global War  Global Crisis
Author: Andreas Bieler,Adam David Morton
Pages: 332
ISBN: 9781108479103
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Release: 2018-05-17
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

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Addresses the internal relations of global capitalism, global war, global crisis, connecting uneven and combined development, social reproduction, and world-ecology to appeal to scholars and students alike.

Comparative Political Economy

Comparative Political Economy
Author: Ben Clift
Pages: 367
ISBN: 9781350311770
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Release: 2021-02-02
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
Language: en

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This is a book about how 21st-century capitalism really works. Modern economics strips away social, historical, and political context from analysis of 'the economic', but the economy is far too important to leave exclusively to the economists. Comparative Political Economy (CPE) is a much broader, richer intellectual undertaking which 're-embeds' the analysis of the economic within the social and political realm. This is at the heart of how to think like a political economist. This text maps the terrain and evolution of CPE, providing the analytical tools to explore the many variants of capitalism, unearthing their roots in competing visions of the desirable distribution of the fruits of growth. Connecting CPE systematically to the subfield of International Political Economy (IPE), the book explains how these visions generate ongoing political struggles over how to regulate and manage capitalism. This is the perfect introduction to the field for all students of CPE and IPE. New to this Edition: - Fully revised and updated throughout to take into account the latest empirical and theoretical developments in this fast-moving field - A brand New chapter on the political economy of inequality, populism, Trump & Brexit - New expanded 'how to use this book' aimed at student readers - More coverage of the types of economies covered, to move from an exclusively Western focus to cover developing and emerging global economies

Global Capitalism and Transnational Class Formation

Global Capitalism and Transnational Class Formation
Author: Jason Struna
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781317615088
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Release: 2016-03-17
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

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The global capitalism perspective is a unique research program focused on understanding relatively recent developments in worldwide social, economic, and political practices related to globalization. At its core, it seeks to contextualize the rearticulation of nation-states and broad geographic regions into highly interdependent networks of production and distribution, and in so doing explain consequent changes in social relations within and between countries in the contemporary era. The present volume contributes to this effort by focusing on social class formation across borders via the processes and actors that make globalized capitalism possible. The essays presented here offer a wide range of emphases in terms of the particular lenses and evidence they use. They cover such topics as the emergence of a transnational capitalist class-based fascist regime responding to the structural crises of global capitalism as well as the links between global class formation and the US racial project as it relates to electoral politics and demographic changes in the US South. This book was published as a special issue of Globalizations.

China and the Transformation of Global Capitalism

China and the Transformation of Global Capitalism
Author: Ho-fung Hung
Pages: 212
ISBN: 9780801893087
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Release: 2009-09-15
Editor: JHU Press
Language: en

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This volume explains China's economic rise and liberalization and assesses how this growth is reshaping the structure and dynamics of global capitalism in the twenty-first century. China has historically been the center of Asian trade, economic, and financial networks, and its global influence continues to expand in the twenty-first century. In exploring the causes for and effects of China's re surging power, this volume takes a broad, long-term view that reaches well beyond economics for answers. Contributors explore the vast web of complex issues raised by China's ascendancy. The first three chapters discuss the global and historical origins of China's shift to a market economy and that transformation's impact on the international market system. Subsequent essays explore the ability of large Chinese manufacturers to counter the might of transnational retailers, the effect of China's rise on world income distribution and labor, and the consequences of a stronger China for its two most powerful neighbors, Russia and Japan. The concluding chapter questions whether China's growth is sustainable and if it will ultimately shift the center of global capitalism from the West to the East.

Globalization and Change

Globalization and Change
Author: Berch Berberoglu
Pages: 166
ISBN: 0739113054
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Release: 2005
Editor: Lexington Books
Language: en

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Globalization and Change: The Transformation of Global Capitalism explores the origins, development, and transformation of globalization from a critical and historical perspective. Berch Berberoglu brings together eight essays authored by prominent sociological scientists from across the nation that examine the dynamics of globalization through an analysis of class relations and class struggles that define the contemporary global political economy. By undertaking a careful examination of the contradictions inherent in capitalist globalization, this book provides a thorough understanding of the issues behind the global capitalist economy and the struggle against globalization, while at the same time offering a viable solution to the growing exploitation of labor throughout the world. This study on global capitalism, informed by class analysis, is essential to anyone interested in the political implications of globalization and the unfolding class struggles.

Monsters of the Market

Monsters of the Market
Author: David McNally
Pages: 296
ISBN: 9789004201576
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Release: 2011-07-12
Editor: BRILL
Language: en

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"Monsters of the Market" investigates modern capitalism through the prism of the body panics it arouses. Examining "Frankenstein," Marx s "Capital" and zombie fables from sub-Saharan Africa, it offers a novel account of the cultural and corporeal economy of global capitalism.

Michael Jordan and the New Global Capitalism New Edition

Michael Jordan and the New Global Capitalism  New Edition
Author: Walter LaFeber,Tisch Distinguished University Professor and M U Noll Professor of History Emeritus Walter LaFeber
Pages: 220
ISBN: 0393323692
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Release: 2002-09-17
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

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Explains the processes of American cultural imperialism in the age of globalization, using professional basketball as an example of hyper-capitalism.