The global financial crisis showed deep problems with mainstream economic predictions. At the same time, it showed 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 they have weathered the crisis better. Will they be new world leaders? And is their growth due to following conventional economic guidelines or instead to strong state leadership and sometimes protectionism? These issues are basic not only to the question of which countries will grow in coming decades but to likely conflicts over global trade policy, currency standards, and economic cooperation.
Contributors include: Immanuel Wallerstein, David Harvey, Saskia Sassen, James Kenneth Galbraith, Manuel Castells, Nancy Fraser, Rogers Brubaker, David Held, Mary Kaldor, Vadim Volkov, Giovanni Arrighi, Beverly Silver, and Fernando Coronil.
The three volumes can purchased individually or as a set.
About the Author
Craig Calhoun is Director of the London School of Economics and Global Distinguished Professor of Sociology at New York University. His most recent book is The Roots of Radicalism: Tradition, the Public Sphere, and Early Nineteenth-Century Social Movements.
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.
Table of ContentsIntroduction Craig Calhoun and Georgi Derluguian1 A Savage Sorting of Winners and Losers, and Beyond Saskia Sassen2 The 2008 World Financial Crisis and the Future of World Development Ha-Joon Chang3 Growth after the Crisis Dani Rodrik4 Structural Causes and Consequences of the 2008–2009 Financial Crisis Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Felice Noelle Rodriguez5 Bridging the Gap: A New World Economic Order for Development? Manuel Montes and Vladimir Popov6 Chinese Political Economy and the International Economy: Linking Global, Regional, and Domestic Possibilities R. Bin Wong7 The Global Financial Crisis and Africa’s “Immiserizing Wealth” Alexis Habiyaremye and Luc Soete8 Central and Eastern Europe: Shapes of Transformation, Crisis, and the Possible Futures Piotr Dutkiewicz and Grzegorz Gorzelak9 The Post-Soviet Recoil to Periphery Georgi Derluguian10 The Great Crisis and the Financial Sector: What We Might Have Learned James K. Galbraith Notes About the Contributors Index
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