The Making of Global Capitalism

The Making of Global Capitalism
Author: Leo Panitch,Sam Gindin
Publsiher: Verso Trade
Total Pages: 470
Release: 2013-09-27
ISBN 10: 1781681368
ISBN 13: 9781781681367
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Making of Global Capitalism Book Review:

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

Global Capitalism
Author: Jeffry A. Frieden
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2020-07-21
ISBN 10: 1324004207
ISBN 13: 9781324004202
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Capitalism Book Review:

"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.

Global Capitalism

Global Capitalism
Author: Miguel A. Centeno,Joseph N. Cohen
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2013-04-17
ISBN 10: 0745655947
ISBN 13: 9780745655949
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Capitalism Book Review:

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.

Spaces of Global Capitalism

Spaces of Global Capitalism
Author: David Harvey
Publsiher: Verso
Total Pages: 154
Release: 2019-03-12
ISBN 10: 1788734653
ISBN 13: 9781788734653
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spaces of Global Capitalism Book Review:

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.

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
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2004-03-12
ISBN 10: 9780801879272
ISBN 13: 0801879272
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Theory of Global Capitalism Book Review:

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

Cities in Global Capitalism

Cities in Global Capitalism
Author: Ugo Rossi
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2017-03-16
ISBN 10: 0745689701
ISBN 13: 9780745689708
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cities in Global Capitalism Book Review:

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 and Climate Change The Need for an Alternative World System

Global Capitalism and Climate Change  The Need for an Alternative World System
Author: Hans A. Baer
Publsiher: Rowman Altamira
Total Pages: 353
Release: 2012-06-28
ISBN 10: 075912132X
ISBN 13: 9780759121324
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Capitalism and Climate Change The Need for an Alternative World System Book Review:

This book constitutes an effort to develop a critical social science of climate change, one that posits its roots in global capitalism with its emphasis on profit-making, a treadmill of production and consumption, heavy reliance on fossil fuels, and commitment to ongoing economic expansion.

Commodity Chains and Global Capitalism

Commodity Chains and Global Capitalism
Author: Gary Gereffi,Miguel Korzeniewicz
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 334
Release: 1994
ISBN 10: 0275945731
ISBN 13: 9780275945732
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Commodity Chains and Global Capitalism Book Review:

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.

In Defense of Global Capitalism

In Defense of Global Capitalism
Author: Johan Norberg,Roger Tanner,Julian Sanchez
Publsiher: Cato Institute
Total Pages: 331
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9781930865464
ISBN 13: 1930865465
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In Defense of Global Capitalism Book Review:

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.

The Crisis Of Global Capitalism

The Crisis Of Global Capitalism
Author: George Soros
Publsiher: PublicAffairs
Total Pages: 288
Release: 1998-12-11
ISBN 10: 9781891620270
ISBN 13: 1891620274
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Crisis Of Global Capitalism Book Review:

The global economy, on which the world now depends more than ever, is in crisis. The Russian economy has collapsed, leading to punishing inflation and economic hardship. Scores of Japanese banks are in ruin while the Japanese government muddles along, the nation falling deeper and deeper into recession. The once-booming economies of Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia have imploded. Brazil and the rest of Latin America has begun to edge toward the precipice, and even in Europe and America the markets lurch violently, wiping out gains with each passing week. No one is better positioned to explain the current global financial crisis than George Soros, the man Morgan Stanley head Barton Biggs calls "the finest analyst of the world in our time." In The Crisis of Global Capitalism, Soros, chairman of Soros Fund Management (whose Quantum Fund is considered to have been the best performing investment fund in the world over the past thirty years), dissects the current crisis and economic theory in general, revealing how theoretical assumptions have combined with human behavior to lead to today's mess. He shows how unquestioning faith in market forces blinds us to crucial instabilities, and how those instabilities have chain-reacted to cause the current crisis—a crisis that has the potential to get much, much worse. Offering brilliant solutions to the global meltdown, based on years of Soros's own experience as a financier and philanthropist, this is essential reading for anyone involved with the new economy—that is, all of us.

Spaces of Global Capitalism

Spaces of Global Capitalism
Author: David Harvey
Publsiher: Verso
Total Pages: 154
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9781844670659
ISBN 13: 1844670651
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spaces of Global Capitalism Book Review:

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.

Can Democracy Survive Global Capitalism

Can Democracy Survive Global Capitalism
Author: Robert Kuttner
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2018-04-10
ISBN 10: 0393609960
ISBN 13: 9780393609967
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Can Democracy Survive Global Capitalism Book Review:

One of our leading social critics recounts capitalism’s finest hour, and shows us how we might achieve it once again. In the past few decades, the wages of most workers have stagnated, even as productivity increased. Social supports have been cut, while corporations have achieved record profits. Downward mobility has produced political backlash. What is going on? Can Democracy Survive Global Capitalism? argues that neither trade nor immigration nor technological change is responsible for the harm to workers’ prospects. According to Robert Kuttner, global capitalism is to blame. By limiting workers’ rights, liberating bankers, allowing corporations to evade taxation, and preventing nations from assuring economic security, raw capitalism strikes at the very foundation of a healthy democracy. The resurgence of predatory capitalism was not inevitable. After the Great Depression, the U.S. government harnessed capitalism to democracy. Under Roosevelt’s New Deal, labor unions were legalized, and capital regulated. Well into the 1950s and ’60s, the Western world combined a thriving economy with a secure and growing middle class. Beginning in the 1970s, as deregulated capitalism regained the upper hand, elites began to dominate politics once again; policy reversals followed. The inequality and instability that ensued would eventually, in 2016, cause disillusioned voters to support far-right faux populism. Is today’s poisonous alliance of reckless finance and ultranationalism inevitable? Or can we find the political will to make capitalism serve democracy, and not the other way around? Charting a plan for bold action based on political precedent, Can Democracy Survive Global Capitalism? is essential reading for anyone eager to reverse the decline of democracy in the West.

The Making of Global Capitalism

The Making of Global Capitalism
Author: Sam Gindin,Leo Panitch
Publsiher: Verso Books
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2012-10-09
ISBN 10: 1844679454
ISBN 13: 9781844679454
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Making of Global Capitalism Book Review:

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.

Global Capitalism and the Crisis of Humanity

Global Capitalism and the Crisis of Humanity
Author: William I. Robinson
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2014-07-28
ISBN 10: 1107067472
ISBN 13: 9781107067479
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Capitalism and the Crisis of Humanity Book Review:

This book 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.

China and the Transformation of Global Capitalism

China and the Transformation of Global Capitalism
Author: Ho-fung Hung
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2009-09-15
ISBN 10: 0801893089
ISBN 13: 9780801893087
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

China and the Transformation of Global Capitalism Book Review:

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.

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
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2002-09-17
ISBN 10: 9780393323696
ISBN 13: 0393323692
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Michael Jordan and the New Global Capitalism New Edition Book Review:

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

False Dawn

False Dawn
Author: John Gray
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 234
Release: 1998
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105022851765
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

False Dawn Book Review:

This is an analysis of an important issue facing the world in the 1990s, whose outcome will determine the kind of world in which children will grow up in.

A History of Global Capitalism

A History of Global Capitalism
Author: Sambit Bhattacharyya
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 239
Release: 2020-10-31
ISBN 10: 3030587363
ISBN 13: 9783030587369
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of Global Capitalism Book Review:

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
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2007-10-29
ISBN 10: 0230608841
ISBN 13: 9780230608849
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Capitalism Unbound Book Review:

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.

Time Communication and Global Capitalism

Time  Communication and Global Capitalism
Author: Wayne Hope
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2016-04-08
ISBN 10: 1137443464
ISBN 13: 9781137443465
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Time Communication and Global Capitalism Book Review:

In this book Wayne Hope analyzes the double relation between time and global capitalism. In order to do this, he cross-relates four epistemes of time - epochality, time reckoning, temporality and coevalness – with four materializations of time – hegemony, conflict, crisis and rupture. Using this framework allows Hope to argue that global capitalism is epochally distinctive, riven by time conflicts, prone to recurring crises, and vulnerable to collective opposition. These critical insights are not easily thematized in a mediated world of real-time reflexivity, detemporalized presentism, and denials of coevalness associated with structural exclusions of the poor. However, the worldwide repercussions of the 2008 financial collapse and the resulting confluence of occupation movements, riots, protests, strike activity, and anti-austerity activism raises the prospect of a rupture within and beyond global capitalism.