Against the Dead Hand: The Uncertain Struggle for Global Capitalism / Edition 1

Against the Dead Hand: The Uncertain Struggle for Global Capitalism / Edition 1

by Brink Lindsey
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471442771

ISBN-13: 9780471442776

Pub. Date: 01/28/2002

Publisher: Wiley

A refreshing, insightful look into the political and economic dynamics driving globalization today
Globalization: it's earlier than you think. That's the provocative message of Against the Dead Hand, which traces the rise and fall of the century-long dream of central planning and top-down control and its impact on globalization-revealing the extent to which

Overview

A refreshing, insightful look into the political and economic dynamics driving globalization today
Globalization: it's earlier than you think. That's the provocative message of Against the Dead Hand, which traces the rise and fall of the century-long dream of central planning and top-down control and its impact on globalization-revealing the extent to which the "dead hand" of the old collectivist dream still shapes the contours of today's world economy. Mixing historical narrative, thought-provoking arguments, and on-the-scene reporting and interviews, Brink Lindsey shows how the economy has grown up amidst the wreckage of the old regime-detailing how that wreckage constrains the present and obscures the future. He conveys a clearer picture of globalization's current state than the current conventional wisdom, providing a framework for anticipating the future direction of the world economy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471442776
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/28/2002
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.15(d)

Table of Contents

1. The Weight of the Past ix

2. The Industrial Counterrevolution 1

3. Centralization versus Uncertainty 16

4. From World Economy to World War 38

5. Twilight of the Idols 61

6. The Dead Hand 86

7. Hollow Capitalism 119

8. The Rule of Lawlessness 137

9. Unpeaceful Coexistence 162

10. Recasting the Safety Net 189

11. Liberalization by Fits and Starts 215

Epilogue 271

Notes 275

References 303

Index 321

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