The Global Political Economy of Israel

The Global Political Economy of Israel

by Jonathan Nitzan, Shimshon Bichler
     
 

ISBN-10: 074531676X

ISBN-13: 9780745316765

Pub. Date: 08/20/2002

Publisher: Pluto Press

Over the past century, Israel has been transformed from an agricultural colony, to a welfare-warfare state, to a globally integrated "market economy" characterised by great income disparities. What lies behind this transformation? In order to understand capitalist development, argue Bichler and Nitzan, we need to break the artificial separation between "economics"

Overview

Over the past century, Israel has been transformed from an agricultural colony, to a welfare-warfare state, to a globally integrated "market economy" characterised by great income disparities. What lies behind this transformation? In order to understand capitalist development, argue Bichler and Nitzan, we need to break the artificial separation between "economics" and "politics", and think of accumulation itself as "capitalisation of power". Applying this concept to Israel, they reveal the big picture that never makes it to the news. Diverse processes – such as regional conflicts and energy crises, ruling class formation and dominant ideology, militarism and dependency, inflation and recession, the politics of high-technology and the transnationalisation of ownership – are all woven into a single story. The result is a fascinating account of one of the world’s most volatile regions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745316765
Publisher:
Pluto Press
Publication date:
08/20/2002
Pages:
424
Product dimensions:
5.91(w) x 9.06(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. Capital and Power: Breaking the Dualism of ‘Economics’ and ‘Politics’

3. The History of Israel’s Power Structure

4. The Making of Stagflation

5. The Weapondollar-Petrodollar Coalition

6. From Foreign Investors to Transnational Ownership

References

Index

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