A New World Order?

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The closing years of the 20th century will be remembered as a time of tumultuous change. The various essays are attempts to understand the changes and ground them in the context of the logic of the contemporary world-system. The essays are divided into two main themes: structural transformations and regional ramifications of global transformations. East Asia, the Pacific Rim, European periphery, and the Middle East are all examined to determine if fundamental changes are occuring. Scholars and upper level and ...

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Overview

The closing years of the 20th century will be remembered as a time of tumultuous change. The various essays are attempts to understand the changes and ground them in the context of the logic of the contemporary world-system. The essays are divided into two main themes: structural transformations and regional ramifications of global transformations. East Asia, the Pacific Rim, European periphery, and the Middle East are all examined to determine if fundamental changes are occuring. Scholars and upper level and graduate students of economic history, developmental economics, regional economics, international economics, and political economy will find provocative contrasts and insights in this collection of essays, presented at the 18th annual Political Economy of the World-System Conference.

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A dozen selected essays from the April 1994 meeting of the American Sociological Association in Irvine, California explore the structural transformations of the late 20th century and the new social movements and possibilities for resistance to global corporate hegemony. The theory of global capitalism, new colonialism, lessons about semi-peripheral turbulence from the Gulf Wars, environmental movements, local politics, and the struggle for freedom are among the topics. Case studies come from Japan, the US, Thailand, India, and Switzerland. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780275951221
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/23/1995
  • Pages: 268
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

DAVID A. SMITH is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology, University of California, Irvine.

JOZSEF BOROCZ is Associate Professor of Sociology and Director of Hungarian Studies at Rutgers University.

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Table of Contents

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Acknowledgments
1 Introduction: Late Twentieth-Century Challenges for World-System Analysis 1
2 The Theory of Global Capitalism: State Theory and Variants of Capitalism on a World Scale 19
3 The New Colonialism: Global Regulation and the Restructuring of the Interstate System 37
4 Lessons from the Gulf Wars: Hegemonic Decline, Semiperipheral Turbulence, and the Role of the Rentier State 57
5 Global Restructuring, Transnational Corporations and the "European Periphery": What Has Changed? 71
6 Product Cycles and International Divisions of Labor: Contrasts between the United States and Japan 91
7 Restructuring Space, Time, and Competitive Advantage in the Capitalist World-Economy: Japan and Raw Materials Transport after World War II 109
8 Capital, Labor, and State in Thai Industrial Restructuring: The Impact of Global Economic Transformations 131
9 Globalization, India, and the Struggle for Justice 147
10 Global Manufacturing, Liberalization, and Indian Leather Workers 163
11 Globalization, Hegemony, and Political Conflict: The Case of Local Politics in Zurich, Switzerland 181
12 Environmental Transformations: Accumulation, Ecological Crisis, and Social Movements 201
13 Left Internationalism and the Politics of Resistance in the New World Order 217
Index 239
About the Editors and Contributors 251
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