Possible Futures Series: Volumes 1 - 3

Overview

Volume I, Business As Usual

Much more basic than the result of a few financial traders cheating the system, Business as Usual shows how the current financial crisis was made possible by both neoliberal financial reforms and a massive turning away from manufacturing things of value to make profits from trading financial assets. In original essays, the contributors establish how the Great Recession is related to crises of the past, and yet why this meltdown was different. The ...

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Overview

Volume I, Business As Usual

Much more basic than the result of a few financial traders cheating the system, Business as Usual shows how the current financial crisis was made possible by both neoliberal financial reforms and a massive turning away from manufacturing things of value to make profits from trading financial assets. In original essays, the contributors establish how the Great Recession is related to crises of the past, and yet why this meltdown was different. The volume concludes by asking whether the crisis—despite its severity—contains seeds of a new global economy, what role the US will play, and whether China or other countries will rise to global leadership.

Volume II, The Deepening Crisis

Response to financial meltdown is entangled with basic challenges to global governance. Environment, global security, and ethnicity and nationalism are all

global issues today. Focusing on the political and social dimensions of the crisis, contributors examine changes in relationships between the world's richer and poorer countries, efforts to strengthen global institutions, and difficulties facing states trying to create stability for their citizens.

Volume III, Aftermath

The global financial crisis showed deep problems with mainstream economic predictions, as well as the vulnerability of the world's richest countries and the

enormous potential of some poorer ones. China, India, Brazil and other countries are growing faster than Europe or America and have weathered the crisis better.Is their growth due to following conventional economic guidelines or to strong state leadership and sometimes protectionism? These issues are basic to the question of which countries will grow in coming decades, as well as the likely conflicts over global trade policy, currency standards, and economic cooperation.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780814772874
  • Publisher: New York University Press
  • Publication date: 5/1/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 784
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 2.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Craig Calhoun is President of the Social Science Research Council and University Professor of the Social Sciences at New York University. His most recent publication is Nations Matter: Culture, History, and the Cosmopolitan Dream.

Georgi Derluguian is Associate Professor of International Studies and Sociology at Northwestern University and is the author of Bourdieu's Secret Admirer in the Caucasus: A World-System Biography.

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