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Obsolescent Capitalism: Contemporary Politics and Global Disorder

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Samir Amin depicts a world in which NATO has taken over the role of the United Nations, in which US hegemony is more or less complete, in which millions are condemned to die in order to preserve the social order of the US, Europe and Japan. Amin's analyses of the Gulf War, the wars in former Yugoslavia and the war in Central Asia reveal the scope of US strategic aims. He argues that the political and military dimension of US dominance is as significant as US economic ...

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Overview

Samir Amin depicts a world in which NATO has taken over the role of the United Nations, in which US hegemony is more or less complete, in which millions are condemned to die in order to preserve the social order of the US, Europe and Japan. Amin's analyses of the Gulf War, the wars in former Yugoslavia and the war in Central Asia reveal the scope of US strategic aims. He argues that the political and military dimension of US dominance is as significant as US economic preponderance in determining the future of capitalist development.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781842773215
  • Publisher: Zed Books
  • Publication date: 1/17/2004
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 5.48 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Meet the Author

Samir Amin has been Director of IDEP (the United Nations African Institute for Planning) from 1970 to 1980; the Director of the Third World Forum in Dakar, Senegal; and a co-founder of the World Forum for Alternatives.

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Table of Contents

The Political Economy of the 20th Century
• Tools for Analysis and Action
• The Redeployment of Capitalism
• The New Collective Imperialism
• The Miltarisation of the New Collective Imperialism
• Senile Capitalism and World Chaos
• Elements for a non-American 21st Century

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