Globalization and Change

Globalization and Change : The Transformation of Global Capitalism

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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.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 176 pages
  • 154.9 x 231.1 x 20.3mm | 408.24g
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 0739108980
  • 9780739108987

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Part 2 Development of Global Capitalism and Capitalist Class Structure Chapter 3 The Rise of Global Capitalism: The Concentration and Centralization of Capital on a World Scale Chapter 4 Class Structure and Class Conflict in Advanced Capitalist Society Chapter 5 Class Polarization and Class Struggle Under Advanced Capitalism Part 6 Contradictions and Crises of Global Capitalism Chapter 7 Globalization Unmasked: The Dynamics and Contradictions of Global Capitalism Chapter 8 Globalization of Capital and the Imperial State: Global Capitalism in Crisis Part 9 Transformation of Global Capitalism: Opposition, Resistance, and Change Chapter 10 Global Capital and Labor Internationalism: Workers' Response to Global Capitalism Chapter 11 The Struggle Against Capitalist Globalization: The Worldwide Protests Against the WTO Chapter 12 Global Capitalism, Class Struggle, and Social Transformation
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This book, highlighting the capitalist nature of globalization and the exploitative nature of the reorganization of production and labor on a world scale, provides an excellent analysis of the globalization process and is a welcome contribution to the current literature. -- Martha Gimenez, University of Colorado, Boulder Globalization and Change: The Transformation of Global Capitalism, edited by a social scientist of immense international reputation, contains lucid and critical essays that examine this worldwide expansionary process and its contradictions in great detail. This book is a must read, especially for those who are dissatisfied with the prevailing myths about globalization. -- Cyrus Bina, University of Minnesota, Morris Campus The daily shockwaves of war, poverty, environmental devastation, protest, and revolt leave many of us at a loss to understand, let alone take action against, capitalist globalization. This collection of superb essays provides a succinct framework to expose the contradictions of this process, the human cost of global capitalist expansion, and the mobilization of millions of people to confront the global empire. -- Judy Aulette, University of North Carolina, Charlotte This sterling collection of essays by premier political economists exposes the real nature of globalization and capitalism. Well analyzed, well edited, and much needed, this book will benefit laypersons and academics alike. -- Michael Parenti, author of The Face of Imperialism and God and His Demons
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About Martin Orr

Berch Berberoglu is Foundation Professor of Sociology and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Sociology at the University of Nevada, Reno. Dr. Berberoglu has authored and edited thirty two books and many articles in numerous scholarly journals. His areas of specialization are globalization, political economy of development, class analysis, the state, social movements, and social change.
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