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

Explanation of the Book:

"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.

The Making of Global Capitalism

The Making of Global Capitalism
Author: Leo Panitch,Sam Gindin
Pages: 470
ISBN: 9781781681367
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Release: 2013-09-27
Editor: Verso Trade
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A study of the development of postwar global capitalism focuses on the American state to argue that its distinctiveness lies in an ability to distinguish its own capital interest and restructure other states to spread resilient capitalist social relations, examining recent economic crises and internal conflicts that are giving rise to new movements.

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

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Global Capitalism

Global Capitalism
Author: Jeffry A. Frieden
Pages: 608
ISBN: 0393358259
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Release: 2020-07-21
Editor: W. W. Norton
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A wonderful blend of "politics and economics, micro and macro, past and present in an accessible narrative" (Washington Post), this authoritative history of the twentieth-century global economy is now updated with a new chapter covering the great financial crisis, the halting recovery, and the retreat from global integration to economic nationalism. Jeffry A. Frieden's discussion of the financial crisis of 2008 explores its causes, the many warning signals for policymakers, and its repercussions: a protracted recovery with accumulating levels of inequality, and political turmoil in the European Union and the United States. Frieden also highlights China's dramatic rise as the world's largest manufacturer and trading nation, perhaps the most far- reaching development of the new millennium. Drawing parallels between the current period and the decades before World War I, when the first era of global economic integration gave way to nationalist rivalry, Frieden's history clearly shows that globalization is neither inevitable nor irreversible, but a political choice.

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
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

The Making of Global Capitalism

The Making of Global Capitalism
Author: Leo Panitch,Sam Gindin
Pages: 456
ISBN: 9781844677429
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Release: 2012-10-09
Editor: Verso Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Groundbreaking account of the development of capitalism. 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, including its role as an “informal empire” promoting free trade and capital movements. Through a powerful historical survey, they show how the US has superintended the restructuring of other states in favor of competitive markets and coordinated the management of increasingly frequent financial crises. The Making of Global Capitalism, through its highly original analysis of the first great economic crisis of the twenty-first century, 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 transforming nation states and transcending global markets.

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

Explanation of the Book:

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

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

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Global Capitalism Its Fall and Rise in the Twentieth Century

Global Capitalism  Its Fall and Rise in the Twentieth Century
Author: Jeffry A. Frieden
Pages: 576
ISBN: 9780393635775
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Release: 2007-04-17
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Magisterial history...one of the most comprehensive histories of modern capitalism yet written." —Michael Hirsh, New York Times Book Review In 1900 international trade reached unprecedented levels and the world's economies were more open to one another than ever before. Then as now, many people considered globalization to be inevitable and irreversible. Yet the entire edifice collapsed in a few months in 1914. Globalization is a choice, not a fact. It is a result of policy decisions and the politics that shape them. Jeffry A. Frieden's insightful history explores the golden age of globalization during the early years of the century, its swift collapse in the crises of 1914-45, the divisions of the Cold War world, and the turn again toward global integration at the end of the century. His history is full of character and event, as entertaining as it is enlightening.

The Challenge of Global Capitalism

The Challenge of Global Capitalism
Author: Robert Gilpin
Pages: 373
ISBN: 0691092796
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Release: 2002
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Arguing that global markets must rest on secure political institutions, the author examines the global economy and the forces that shape it and hinder it in the world.

Global Capitalism

Global Capitalism
Author: Hugo Radice
Pages: 244
ISBN: 9781317663225
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Release: 2014-08-01
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Comparative Political Economy

Comparative Political Economy
Author: Ben Clift
Pages: 392
ISBN: 9781137406002
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Release: 2014-03-31
Editor: Macmillan International Higher Education
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This new textbook provides an authoritative analysis of Comparative Political Economy and how it can help us to understand the global capitalist marketplace in the 21st century in all its variant forms. The author provides broad-ranging empirical examples throughout and relates classical concerns to current international affairs.

Spaces of Global Capitalism

Spaces of Global Capitalism
Author: David Harvey
Pages: 154
ISBN: 1844670651
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Release: 2006
Editor: Verso
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

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

Explanation of the Book:

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.

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

Explanation of the Book:

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.

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

Explanation of the Book:

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

Capitalism at Risk Updated and Expanded

Capitalism at Risk  Updated and Expanded
Author: Joseph L. Bower,Herman B. Leonard,Lynn S. Paine
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781633698260
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Release: 2020-06-30
Editor: Harvard Business Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Q. Who should take the lead in fixing market capitalism? A. Business—not government alone. The spread of capitalism worldwide has made people wealthier than ever before. But capitalism's future is far from assured. Pandemics, income inequality, resource depletion, mass migrations from poor to rich countries, religious fundamentalism, the misuse of social media, and cyberattacks—these are just a few of the threats to continuing prosperity that we see dominating the headlines every day. How can capitalism be sustained? And who should spearhead the effort? Critics turn to government. In their groundbreaking book, Capitalism at Risk, Harvard Business School professors Joseph Bower, Herman Leonard, and Lynn Paine argue that while robust governments must play a role, leadership by business is essential. For enterprising companies—whether large multinationals, established regional players, or small startups—the current threats to market capitalism present important opportunities. In this updated and expanded edition of Capitalism at Risk, Bower, Leonard, and Paine set forth a renewed and more urgent call to action. With three additional chapters and a new preface, the authors explain how the eleven original disruptors of the global market system clash with the digital age, and they provide lessons on how to take action. Presenting examples of companies already making a difference, Bower, Leonard, and Paine show how business must serve both as innovator and activist—developing corporate strategies that effect change at the community, national, and international levels. Filled with rich insights, this new edition of Capitalism at Risk presents a compelling and constructive vision for the future of market capitalism.

Globalization and Change

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

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Global Capitalism at Bay

Global Capitalism at Bay
Author: Professor John H Dunning
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781134555833
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Release: 2002-01-04
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this collection of his latest essays, John H. Dunning - renowned authority in international business - elaborates his theories on the current situation of foreign direct investment and multinational enterprises. Global Capitalism at Bay considers the unique characteristics of contemporary capitalism, and what must be done if it is to survive and prosper in the twenty first century.

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

Explanation of the Book:

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.