Globalization Of Capital And The Nation-State / Edition 1

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This book provides a cogent analysis of the globalization process and the role of the imperial state in twentieth-century capitalist expansion on a world scale. It examines the development of capitalism and the capitalist state across national boundaries and traces the evolution of imperialism and interimperialist rivalries that have come to define the nature of the world political economy. As transnational capital has become a mighty force controlling the economies of advanced and less-developed capitalist countries around the world, capitalism and capitalist relations of production have spread to and dominated societies and social relations in remote parts of the globe. The resulting globalization of capital has given transnationals free reign to impose capitalist practices on a global scale, such that only the biggest and most powerful capitalist monopolies have become the real beneficiaries. Berberoglu argues that while the globalization of capital enriches only a small segment of society— the owners of the transnational corporations — it devastates the great majority of the world's population. The process has immense consequences for working people throughout the world. As workers become aware of this reality and begin to address the issues that affect them, they begin to organize and become involved in class struggle to effect change.

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Editorial Reviews

State and Society
This book is a useful and handy reference guide for all those interested in understanding the contemporary campitalist world better, and in changing it.
James Petras
At a time of imperial wars, the rise of left-wing regimes in Brazil and Venezuela, and world recession, Berch Berberoglu has written a very timely and hard-hitting study of the theoretical foundations of imperialism and the class and national struggles which result. This is an important text for students and faculty interested in a critical study of empire building.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780742524958
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/28/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 184
  • Product dimensions: 5.84 (w) x 8.96 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Meet the Author

Berch Berberoglu is foundation professor and director of graduate studies in the Department of Sociology at the University of Nevada, Reno, where he has been teaching and conducting research for the past twenty-eight years. Dr. Berberoglu has authored and edited twenty-two books and many articles in numerous scholarly journals. His recent books include Class Structure and Social Transformation (Praeger), The National Question: Nationalism, Ethnic Conflict, and Self-Determination in the 20th Century (Temple University Press), Turmoil in the Middle East: Imperialism, War, and Political Instability (State University of New York Press), Labor and Capital in the Age of Globalization (Rowman and Littlefield), Globalization of Capital and the Nation State (Rowman and Littlefield) and Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict (Rowman and Littlefield).

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction: The Political Economy of Globalization and Its Contradictions Chapter 2 1. Theories of the Global Economy and Global Empire Chapter 3 2. The Logic of Global Capitalist Expansion: Theories of Modern Imperialism Chapter 4 3. The Controversy over Globalization, Imperialism, and Capitalist Development on a World Scale Chapter 5 4. The Postwar Rise of U.S. Capital onto the Global Scene Chapter 6 5. The Globalization of U.S. Capital and the Resurgence of Interimperialist Rivalry Chapter 7 6. The Imperial State and Control of the Global Political Economy Chapter 8 7. Global Capitalist Expansion and Domestic Economic Decline in the United States Chapter 9 8. The Globalization of Capital and the Capitalist State in the Third World Chapter 10 9. Globalization, Class Struggle, and Social Transformation

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