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xxi, 253 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • The power of oil? energy, machines, and the forces of capital
  • Refueling capitalism : depression, oil, and the making of "the American way of life"
  • Fractionated lives : refineries and the ecology of entrepreneurial life
  • Shocked! "energy crisis," neoliberalism, and the construction of an apolitical economy
  • Pain at the pump : gas prices, life, and death under neoliberalism
  • Conclusion : energizing freedom.
Green Library
HISTORY-283-01, HISTORY-383-01
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358 pages : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • List of Figures 7 List of Tables 8 Acknowledgements 9 Introduction: Uprisings and Revolutions 13 1. Fettered development 19 The Facts 23 Poverty, Inequality, Precarity 29 Informal Sector and Unemployment: The Bouazizi Syndrome 36 Youth Underemployment 40 Female Underemployment 43 Graduate Unemployment 47 Fetters on Development 51 2. The peculiar modalities of capitalism in the arab region 53 The Problem of Investment 55 Public and Private Investment 57 A Specific Variant of the Capitalist Mode of Production 67 1. Rentier and Patrimonial States 72 2. A Politically Determined Capitalism: Nepotism and Risk 80 The Genesis of the Specific Regional Variant of Capitalism: An Overview 88 3. Regional political factors 97 The Oil Curse 98 From "Arab Despotic Exception" to "Democracy Promotion" 108 The Muslim Brothers, Washington and the Saudis 118 The Muslim Brothers, Washington and Qatar 126 Al Jazeera and the Upheaval in the Arab Mediascape 135 4. Actors and parameters of the revolution 142 Overdetermination and Subjective Conditions 142 The Workers' Movement and Social Struggles 152 New Actors and New Information and Communication Technologies 159 States and Revolutions 168 5. A provisional balance sheet of the arab uprising 177 Coups d'Etat and Revolutions 177 Provisional Balance Sheet No. 1: Tunisia 178 Provisional Balance Sheet No. 2: Egypt 181 Provisional Balance Sheet No. 3: Yemen 189 Provisional Balance Sheet No. 4: Bahrain 195 Provisional Balance Sheet No. 5: Libya 199 Provisional Balance Sheet No. 6: Syria 209 6. Co-opting the uprising 228 Washington and the Muslim Brothers, Take Two 228 Nato, Libya, and Syria 237 The "Islamic Tsunami" and the Difference between Khomeini and Morsi 250 Conclusion: The future of the Arab uprising 263 The Difference between Erdogan and Ghannouchi ... 263 - And the Difference between Erdogan and Morsi 271 Conditions for a Genuine Solution 284 Endnotes 295 References and Sources 325 Index 347.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780863568992 20160612
"The people want - " So began the slogan chanted by millions of protesters across the Arab world in 2011, as their long-suppressed craving for democracy revealed itself. But huge social and economic problems were also laid bare by the protestors' demands. In this landmark work, noted Middle East analyst Gilbert Achcar draws up a balance sheet of the uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, Bahrain, Libya and Syria, and analyses the specific socio-economic features that hinder the region's development. Achcar also sheds light on the nature and role of the movements that use Islam as a political banner and the oil monarchies that sponsor them. With incisive and invaluable insight, Achcar outlines the requirements for a lasting solution to the social crisis and the contours of a progressive political alternative. What we have witnessed to date is only the beginning of a revolutionary process that is likely to extend for many more years to come.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780863568992 20160612
Green Library
HISTORY-283-01, HISTORY-383-01
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viii, 456 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Panitch and Gindin's monumental study offers a significant rethinking of the development of global capitalism. Transcending classical theories of interimperialist rivalry and the false dichotomy between states and markets in the neoliberal era, this book produces an exceptionally rich account of postwar global capitalism to the present day. Focussing on the American state, Panitch and Gindin argue that its distinctiveness rests in its capacity to identify the interests of its own capital with that of capital in general, while restructuring other states to the end of spreading capitalist social relations and preventing economic crises from interrupting capital's globalizing tendencies. Examining recent economic crises, the authors identify social conflict occurring within, rather than between, states, producing political fault-lines replete with possibilities for the emergence of new movements to transcend capitalist markets and states.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781844677429 20160609
Green Library
HISTORY-283-01, HISTORY-383-01
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viii, 258 p. ; 22 cm.
  • Approaching Class Formation in the Gulf Arab States The Political Economy of Post-War Capitalism and the Making of the Gulf The Development of Capitalism in the Gulf Cooperation Council Towards a Single Global Economy: 1991 to 2008 The Formation of Khaleeji Capital Khaleeji Capital and the Middle East Future Trajectories Appendix A: Khaleeji Capital Groups Appendix B: Ownership of the Largest GCC Banks.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780230110779 20160605
The six Arab states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) play an increasingly prominent role in the global economy and throughout the broader Middle East region. This book analyzes the recent development of Gulf capitalism through to the aftermath of the 2008 economic crisis. Situating the Gulf within the evolution of capitalism at a global scale, it presents a novel theoretical interpretation of this important region of the Middle East political economy. Accompanied by an extensive empirical analysis of all sectors of the GCC economy, the book argues that a new capitalist class, Khaleeji Capital, is forming in the Gulf - with profound implications for the Middle East as a whole.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780230110779 20160605
Green Library
HISTORY-283-01, HISTORY-383-01
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xvii, 908 p., [32] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • Founders
  • Global struggle
  • War and strategy
  • Hydrocarbon age
  • Battle for world mastery.
"The Prize" recounts the panoramic history of oil - and the struggle for wealth and power that has always surrounded oil. This struggle has shaken the world economy, dictated the outcome of wars, and transformed the destiny of men and nations. "The Prize" is as much a history of the twentieth century as of the oil industry itself. The canvas of history is enormous - from the drilling of the first well in Pennsylvania through two great world wars to the Iraqui invastion of Kuwait and Operation Desert Storm.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781439110126 20160604
The struggle for wealth and power that has surrounded oil for decades continues to shake the world economy, dictate the outcome of wars, and transform the destiny of men and nations. The Prize is as much a history of the twentieth century as of the oil industry itself. The canvas of this history is enormous -- from the drilling of the first well in Pennsylvania through two great world wars to the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait and Operation Desert Storm. The cast extends from wildcatters and rogues to oil tycoons, and from Winston Churchill and Ibn Saud to George Bush and Saddam Hussein. The definitive work on the subject of oil and a major contribution to understanding our century, The Prize is a book of extraordinary breadth, riveting excitement -- and great importance.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781847376466 20160604
Green Library
HISTORY-283-01, HISTORY-383-01
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xxvii, 353 p., [ 7 ] p. of plates, ill. , map 24 cm.
  • Foreword
  • Cast of characters
  • Captive narratives: a brief and unexceptional introduction to the history of firms and states
  • Part 1. The nearest faraway place
  • Arabian frontiers
  • American camp
  • The wizards of Dhahran
  • Part 2. Desire's empty quarter
  • Ayyam al-Kadalak (days of the Cadillac)
  • Eye of the desert
  • El jefe rojo
  • America's kingdom
  • Afterword
  • Acknowledgments
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index.
"America's Kingdom" debunks the many myths that now surround the United States's "special relationship" with Saudi Arabia, or what is less reverently known as "the deal": oil for security. Taking aim at the long-held belief that the Arabian American Oil Company, ARAMCO, made miracles happen in the desert, Robert Vitalis shows that nothing could be further from the truth. What is true is that oil led the U.S. government to follow the company to the kingdom. Eisenhower agreed to train Ibn Sa'ud's army, Kennedy sent jets to defend the kingdom, and Lyndon Johnson sold it missiles. Oil and ARAMCO quickly became America's largest single overseas private enterprise. Beginning with the establishment of a Jim Crow system in the Dhahran oil camps in the 1930s, the book goes on to examine the period of unrest in the 1950s and 1960s when workers challenged the racial hierarchy of the ARAMCO camps while a small cadre of progressive Saudis challenged the hierarchy of the international oil market. The defeat of these groups led to the consolidation of America's Kingdom under the House of Fahd, the royal faction that still rules today. This is a gripping story that covers more than seventy years, three continents, and an engrossing cast of characters. Informed by first hand accounts from ARAMCO employees and top U.S. government officials, this book offers the true story of the events on the Saudi oil fields. After America's Kingdom, mythmakers will have to work harder on their tales about ARAMCO being magical, honorable, selfless, and enlightened.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780804754460 20160528
Green Library
HISTORY-283-01, HISTORY-383-01
Book
xxix, 369 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • The trajectory of the profit rate
  • The long upturn
  • From boom to downturn
  • The long downturn
  • Prosperity regained?
Green Library
HISTORY-283-01, HISTORY-383-01
Book
xvi, 150 p. ; 24 cm.
Green Library
HISTORY-283-01, HISTORY-383-01
Book
ix, 378 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
  • Part 1 The passage from modernity to post-modernity in contemporary culture: modernity and modernism-- post-modernism-- post-modernism in the city - architecture and urban design-- modernization-- POST-modernISM or post-MODERNism? Part 2 The political - economic transformation of late 20th century capitalism: fordism-- from fordism to flexible accumulation-- flexible accumulation - solid transformation or temporary fix? Part 3 The experience of space and time: individual spaces and times in social life-- time and space as sources of social poser-- the time and space of the enlightenment project-- time-space compression and the rise of modernism as a cultural force-- time-space compression and the post-modern condition-- space and time in post-modern culture - cinematic representations. Part 4 The condition of post-modernity.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780631162926 20160527
A great deal has been written on what has variously been described as the postmodern condition and postmodern experience, culture, architecture, art and society. In his new book, David Harvey attempts to determine what exactly is meant by the term. He asks whether our experience of shifting dimensions of time and space has resulted in or been the consequence of fundamental changes in capitalist society. Can signs be detected of the emergence of a distinctly new post-capitalist and post-industrial society? This book will be useful to geographers and many others for its account of the arguments surrounding the proposition of modernity, and as a contribution to the debate on what exactly is the nature of current social change.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780631162926 20160527
Green Library
ARTSINST-184-01, HISTORY-283-01, HISTORY-383-01, URBANST-186-01
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xii, 324 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Lal Jayawardena: Preface-- Stephen A. Marglin: Lessons of the golden age: an overview-- Andrew Glyn, Alan Hughes, Alan Lipietz, & Ajit Singh: The rise and fall of the golden age-- Gerald Epstein, & Juliet Schor: Macropolicy in the rise and fall of the golden age-- Stephen A. Marglin & Amit Bhaduri: Profit squeeze and Keynesian theory-- Samuel Bowles, & Robert Boyer: A wage-led employment regime: income distribution, labour discipline, and aggregate demand in welfare capitalism-- Bob Rowthorn, & Andrew Glyn: The diversity of unemployment experience since 1973-- Masahiko Aoki: A new paradigm of work organization and co-ordination: lessons from Japanese experience.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198286776 20160527
This book seeks to understand the making and unmaking of the "golden age" of capitalism in the 1950s and 1960s. Blending historical analysis with economic theory, it questions the basis of much present policy-making and goes on to make actual policy proposals.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198286776 20160527
Green Library
HISTORY-283-01, HISTORY-383-01