The Making of Global Capitalism

The Making of Global Capitalism

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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.

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  • Hardback | 464 pages
  • 165.1 x 236.22 x 40.64mm | 861.82g
  • Verso Books
  • LondonUnited Kingdom
  • English
  • 1844677427
  • 9781844677429
  • 277,853

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"They have few rivals and no betters in analyzing the relations between politics and economics, between globalization and American power, between theory and quotidian reality, and between crisis and political possibility." Doug Henwood "Lucid and indispensable guides to the history and practice of American Empire." Naomi Klein

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About Leo Panitch

LEO PANITCH is Canada Research Chair in Comparative Political Economy in the Department of Political Science at York University, Toronto. Editor of the Socialist Register since 1985, his books include Working Class Politics in Crisis; The End of Parliamentary Socialism; and Renewing Socialism: Transforming Democracy, Strategy and Imagination. SAM GINDIN is the former Research Director of the Canadian Autoworkers Union and Packer Visiting Chair in Social Justice at York University.

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