Empire in the Age of Globalisation

Empire in the Age of Globalisation : US Hegemony and Neo-Liberal Disorder

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This book examines the relationship between US hegemony and contemporary globalisation. Many introductory textbooks on globalisation tend to be simplistic and conservative. This book moves things forward, providing a critical review of the globalisation debate. Kiely reveals the weaknesses of globalisation theory, and argues that we can only approach a proper understanding of the contemporary world order by linking globalisation to debates on capitalism, imperialism, neo-liberalism and universal human rights. He explores US hegemony in the light of these issues, showing how 'liberal internationalism' cannot be separated from capitalism, neo-liberalism and US empire-building.show more

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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 136 x 212 x 18mm | 358.34g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New
  • 0745324487
  • 9780745324487
  • 1,384,705

About Ray Kiely

Ray Kiely is Senior Lecturer in Development Studies at SOAS. He has already authored a number of books including The Clash of Globalisations (2005) and Industrialisation and Development (1998).show more

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'Examines vitally important questions on the nature of modern imperialism and US hegemony' -- Jerry Harris, Professor of History, DeVry University, Chicago, and Organizational Secretary, Global Studies Association of North Americashow more

Table of contents

Acknowledgements 1. Introduction 2. Globalisation theory or capitalist globalisation? 3. Globalisation and politics 1: state sovereignty, cosmopolitanism and imperialism 4. Globalisation and politics 2: international relations and the post-September 11th world 5. The global economy: US hegemony from Bretton Woods to neo-liberalism 6. Globalisation, culture and rights: liberal internationalism, imperialism and universalism 7. Conclusions: US imperialism, actually existing globalisation, and the question of alternatives References Indexshow more

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