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The making of global capitalism : the political economy of American empire / by Sam Gindin and Leo Panitch.

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Author/Creator:
Gindin, Sam.
Language:
English.
Publication date:
2012
Imprint:
London ; New York : Verso, 2012.
Format:
  • Book
  • viii, 456 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
  • The DNA of American capitalism
  • American state capacities : from Great War to New Deal
  • Planning the new American empire
  • Launching global capitalism
  • The contradictions of success
  • Structural power through crisis
  • Renewing imperial capacity
  • Integrating global capitalism
  • Rules of law : governing globalization
  • The new imperial challenge : managing crises
  • A world after its own image
  • American crisis, global crisis.
Summary:
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.-- Jacket.
Contributor:
Panitch, Leo.
Subjects:
ISBN:
9781844677429
1844677427
9781781681367
1781681368
9781844679454
1844679454

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