Hegemony: The New Shape of Global Power / Edition 1

Hegemony: The New Shape of Global Power / Edition 1

by John Agnew
     
 

ISBN-10: 1592131530

ISBN-13: 9781592131532

Pub. Date: 04/01/2005

Publisher: Temple University Press

Hegemony tells the story of the drive to create consumer capitalism abroad through political pressure and the promise of goods for mass consumption. In contrast to the recent literature on America as empire, it explains that the primary goal of the foreign and economic policies of the United States is a world which increasingly reflects the American way of doing

Overview

Hegemony tells the story of the drive to create consumer capitalism abroad through political pressure and the promise of goods for mass consumption. In contrast to the recent literature on America as empire, it explains that the primary goal of the foreign and economic policies of the United States is a world which increasingly reflects the American way of doing business, not the formation or management of an empire. Contextualizing both the Iraq war and recent plant closings in the U.S., noted author John Agnew shows how American hegemony has created a world in which power is no longer only shaped territorially. He argues in a sobering conclusion that we are consequently entering a new era of global power, one in which the the world the US has made no longer works to its singular advantage.\

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592131532
Publisher:
Temple University Press
Publication date:
04/01/2005
Edition description:
1
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
1,250,176
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
Preface
Acknowledgments
1. Introduction
2. Hegemony versus Empire
3. American Hegemony and the New Geography of Power
4. Placing American Hegemony
5. US Constitutionalism versus Marketplace Society
6. Globalizing American Hegemony
7. The New Global Economy
8. Globalization Comes Home
9. Conclusion
Endnotes
Index\

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