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    DescriptionNo word today is as much used and abused as globalization. As the authors see it, it obscures more than it reveals about what is going on worldwide. They argue that it provides a cover for a new form of imperialist exploitation and the institution of US hegemony over a global process of capitalist accumulation. In the last decade of the 20th century, capitalists in Europe and the United States managed to create favourable conditions for the takeover and recolonization of economies all across the developing world. In the process, a new and emergent class of international capitalists, mostly located in North America and Western Europe, managed to restore highly profitable returns on their investments and operations, and to create islands of growing poverty and misery. This book provides a theoretical perspective on this process. The imperialist analytical framework, the authors argue, provides a better understanding of what is really going on and points towards forces of resistance and opposition that can be mobilized through political action to bring about needed change.


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    Title
    Globalization Unmasked
    Subtitle
    Imperialism in the 21st Century
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) James F. Petras, By (author) Henry Veltmeyer
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 153 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 259 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781856499392
    ISBN 10: 1856499391
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.0
    BIC E4L: SOC
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    B&T General Subject: 650
    Libri: I-BE
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    DC21: 327
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    DC22: 325.320973, 325/.32/0973
    LC classification: HF1455 .P476 2001
    Thema V1.0: JPS, GTQ, KCP, GTP, NHDL
    Illustrations note
    tables, notes, bibliography, index
    Publisher
    ZED BOOKS LTD
    Imprint name
    ZED BOOKS LTD
    Publication date
    11 August 2001
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    James Petras is former Professor of Sociology at Binghamton University, New York. Henry Veltmeyer is Professor of Sociology and International Studies at Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
    Table of contents
    Globalization or imperialism?; globalization - a critical analysis; globalization as ideology; capitalism at the end of the Millennium; the labyrinth of privatization; democracy and capitalism - an uneasy relationship; co-operation for development; NGOs in the service of imperialism; US empire and narco-capitalism; the politics of hegemony - right-wing strategy in practice; socialism in an age of imperialism.