Authoritarian Capitalism in the Age of Globalization

Author: Peter Bloom

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781784713157


Page: 232

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Exploring the rise of authoritarian capitalism, this book offers a fresh perspective on politics and economics in the present age of globalization. It asks the crucial question of whether individuals and nations can break free from the ‘grip’ of authoritarian capitalism in the twenty-first century. Peter Bloom includes a detailed and in-depth analysis of how marketization is promoting political authoritarianism across the world. He tells a story of authoritarian progress – where capitalist prosperity can only be delivered by the coercive rule of ‘self-disciplining’ nations and ‘disciplining’ trans-national institutions – and in which capitalist sovereignty is replacing liberal and social democracy. In doing so, Bloom helps readers rethink the structural as well as discursive role of sovereign power within capitalism, showing the ways the free market relies upon a range of authoritarian political fantasies not just for its growth but its very survival.
Capitalism in the Age of Globalization

Author: Samir Amin

Publisher: Zed Books

ISBN: 1856494683

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 180

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This is an analysis of the increasingly differentiated regions of the South, the former Eastern bloc countries and Western Europe. The author integrates his economic arguments about the nature of the crisis with political arguments based on his vision of human history as the product of social response to material realities. The book analyzes the rise of ethnicity and fundametalism, and deconstructs the Bretton Woods institutions - notably the IMF and the World Bank - as managerial mechanisms proptecting the profitability of capital.
Academic Capitalism in the Age of Globalization

Author: Brendan Cantwell

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421415376

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 290

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Understanding higher education and the knowledge economy in the Age of Globalization. Today, nearly every aspect of higher education—including student recruitment, classroom instruction, faculty research, administrative governance, and the control of intellectual property—is embedded in a political economy with links to the market and the state. Academic capitalism offers a powerful framework for understanding this relationship. Essentially, it allows us to understand higher education’s shift from creating scholarship and learning as a public good to generating knowledge as a commodity to be monetized in market activities. In Academic Capitalism in the Age of Globalization, Brendan Cantwell and Ilkka Kauppinen assemble an international team of leading scholars to explore the profound ways in which globalization and the knowledge economy have transformed higher education around the world. The book offers an in-depth assessment of the theoretical foundations of academic capitalism, as well as new empirical insights into how the process of academic capitalism has played out. Chapters address academic capitalism from historical, transnational, national, and local perspectives. Each contributor offers fascinating insights into both new conceptual interpretations of and practical institutional and national responses to academic capitalism. Incorporating years of research by influential theorists and building on the work of Sheila Slaughter, Larry Leslie, and Gary Rhoades, Academic Capitalism in the Age of Globalization provides a provocative update for understanding academic capitalism. The book will appeal to anyone trying to make sense of contemporary higher education.
Labor and Capital in the Age of Globalization

Author: Berch Berberoglu

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 074251661X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 236

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This book offers a timely analysis of work and labor processes and how they are rapidly changing under globalization. The contributors explore traditional sectors of the U.S. and world economies - from auto to steel to agriculture - as well as work under new production arrangements, such as third world export processing zones. Many chapters analyze changing dynamics of gender, nationality, and class. The contributors explain why more intensified forms of control by the state and by capital interests are emerging under globalization. Yet they also emphasize new possibilities for labor, including new forms of organizing and power sharing in a rapidly changing economy.
Renovating Democracy

Author: Nathan Gardels

Publisher: University of California Press

ISBN: 9780520303607

Category: Political Science

Page: 252

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The rise of populism in the West and the rise of China in the East have stirred a rethinking of how democratic systems work—and how they fail. The impact of globalism and digital capitalism is forcing worldwide attention to the starker divide between the “haves” and the “have-nots,” challenging how we think about the social contract. With fierce clarity and conviction, Renovating Democracy tears down our basic structures and challenges us to conceive of an alternative framework for governance. To truly renovate our global systems, the authors argue for empowering participation without populism by integrating social networks and direct democracy into the system with new mediating institutions that complement representative government. They outline steps to reconfigure the social contract to protect workers instead of jobs, shifting from a “redistribution” after wealth to “pre-distribution” with the aim to enhance the skills and assets of those less well-off. Lastly, they argue for harnessing globalization through “positive nationalism” at home while advocating for global cooperation—specifically with a partnership with China—to create a viable rules-based world order. Thought provoking and persuasive, Renovating Democracy serves as a point of departure that deepens and expands the discourse for positive change in governance.
After the Meltdown

Author: Marc De Vos


ISBN: 1907149147

Category: Capitalism

Page: 146

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The subprime crisis and the global recession are almost over. But what will be their long-term consequences? In engaging prose, this book argues how crisis policies and growth policies alike are steering the world towards the "Age of the Twin Crises." It depicts an uncomfortable new reality for globalization, international relations, the market economy, and future economic growth. But it does map out an agenda for better markets and smarter government. Insightful and provocative - mixing economics, politics, history, and law - this book will be an inspiring and confrontational read for anyone interested in understanding the new post-meltdown world.
Global History

Author: Samir Amin

Publisher: Fahamu/Pambazuka

ISBN: 9781906387969

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 202

View: 919

This short book includes studies of capitalism in the ancient world system, central Asia's place in it, the challenge of globalisation, Europe and China's two roads to development, and Russia in the global system.
Globalization and Change

Author: Berch Berberoglu

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739113054

Category: Philosophy

Page: 182

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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.
Transnational Conflicts

Author: William I Robinson

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 9781789608953

Category: Political Science

Page: 445

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In this timely and provocative study, William I. Robinson challenges received wisdom on Central America. He starts with an exposition on the new global capitalism. Then, drawing on a wide range of historical documentation, interviews, and social science research, he proceeds to show how capitalist globalization has thoroughly transformed the region, disrupting the conventional pattern of revolutionary upheaval, civil wars, and pacification, and ushering in instead a new transnational model of economy and society. Beyond his focus on Central America, Robinson provides a critical framework for understanding development and social change in other regions of the world in the age of globalization. Demonstrating how the very forces of capitalism have brought into being new social agents and political actors unlikely to acquiesce in the face of the emerging order, Transnational Conflicts shows why the Isthmus, along with other regions, is likely to return to the headlines in the near future.
Capitalism and Freedom

Author: Peter Nolan

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 9781843312802

Category: Political Science

Page: 360

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Capitalist freedom is a two-edged sword. In an epoch of capitalist globalisation, its contradictions have intensified. They comprehensively threaten the natural environment. They have intensified global inequality within both rich and poor countries, and between the internationalised global power elite and the mass of citizens rooted within their respective nation. In this remarkable, expansive text, Peter Nolan explores the impact of the domineering economic phenomenon on our personal and social liberties. Readership: A key text for students and informed readers who have an interest in modern politics, economics and sociology.