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: un

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.

In Defense of Global Capitalism

In Defense of Global Capitalism
Author: Johan Norberg,Roger Tanner,Julian Sanchez
Pages: 331
ISBN: 1930865465
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Release: 2003
Editor: Cato Institute
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

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.

Open Society Reforming Global Capitalism Reconsidered

Open Society Reforming Global Capitalism Reconsidered
Author: George Soros
Pages: 400
ISBN: 1586480197
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Release: 2000-11-10
Editor: PublicAffairs
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

George Soros's The Crisis of Global Capitalism became an international bestseller and an instant classic; a must read for anyone concerned with the complex market forces that rule our global economy and create both prosperity and instability. Now, in Open Society, Soros takes a new and provocative look at the arguments he made in that book, incorporating the latest global economic and political developments into his analysis. He shows how our economic and political arrangements are out of sync. Recognizing that our existing institutions are under the sway of sovereign states, he proposes an "open society alliance" with the dual purpose of fostering open societies in individual countries and laying the groundwork for a global open society. In leading up to his inspiring vision, Soros presents an iconoclastic view of the world that has guided him both in making money and spending it on his network of Open Society Foundations. This book sums up the life's work of an exceptional individual. George Soros is the best fund manager in history, a stateless statesman, and an original thinker.

Michael Jordan and the New Global Capitalism New Edition

Michael Jordan and the New Global Capitalism  New Edition
Author: Walter LaFeber
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780393350524
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Release: 2002-09-17
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Walter LaFeber's timely analysis looks at the ways that triumphant capitalism, coupled with high-tech telecommunications, is conquering the nations of the world, one mind—one pair of feet—at a time. With Michael Jordan and the New Global Capitalism, Walter LaFeber has written a biography, a social history, and a far-ranging economic critique. From basketball prodigy to international phenomenon to seductive commercial ideal, Michael Jordan is the supreme example of how American corporations have used technology in a brave, massively wired new world to sell their products in every corner of the globe. LaFeber's examination of Nike and its particular dominion over the global marketplace is often scathing, while his fascinating mini-biography of Michael Jordan and the commercial history of basketball reveal much about American society. For this new paperback edition, LaFeber has added a chapter on globalization in a changed world, after mass protests and since September 11. "Bold, riveting....Brilliantly illuminates how hyper-US capitalism has spread its financial wings around the globe."—Douglas Brinkley "LaFeber brings an impressive intellect to bear on his subject."—Barbara Rudolph, Chicago Tribune

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: un

Explanation of the Book:

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

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: un

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.

Cities in Global Capitalism

Cities in Global Capitalism
Author: Ugo Rossi
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780745689708
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Release: 2017-03-16
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

In what ways are cities central to the evolution of contemporary global capitalism? And in what ways is global capitalism forged by the urban experience? This book provides a response to these questions, exploring the multifaceted dimensions of the city-capitalism nexus. Drawing on a wide range of conceptual approaches, including political economy, neo-institutionalism and radical political theory, this insightful book examines the complex relationships between contemporary capitalist cities and key forces of our times, such as globalization and neoliberalism. Taking a truly global perspective, Ugo Rossi offers a comparative analysis of the ways in which urban economies and societies reflect and at the same time act as engines of global capitalism. Ultimately, this book shows how over the past three decades capitalism has shifted a gear – no longer merely incorporating key aspects of society into its system, but encompassing everything, including life itself – and illustrates how cities play a central role within this life-oriented construction of global capitalism.

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

Explanation of the Book:

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.

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.

Global Capitalism Unbound

Global Capitalism Unbound
Author: E. Paus
Pages: 270
ISBN: 9780230608849
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Release: 2007-10-29
Editor: Springer
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Leading experts analyze the impact of the rapid growth of offshore outsourcing in manufacturing and IT. For some it promises more rapid economic growth and for some developing countries it is an opportunity to leapfrog, while others are sidelined but it also means labour and governments may lose bargaining power vis-à-vis globally mobile capital.

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: un

Explanation of the Book:

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.

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

Explanation of the Book:

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.

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: un

Explanation of the Book:

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.

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.

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: un

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.

Spaces of Global Capitalism

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

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.

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: un

Explanation of the Book:

"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.

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: un

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.