Using a critical theory approach to analyze the globalization of the world economy, this provocative and topical new book presents economic globalization not as a recent development, but rather as a familiar process that has occurred throughout history. Michael McKinley argues that it is ultimately a self-serving, arbitrary and destructive imperial project that should be viewed as a religious war.
Table of Contents
Introduction Part 1: 1. Neo-liberal War: Casus Belli, Promises of Progress, Strategies of Dominance, Fraud 2. Triage: A Survey of Casualties in the Neo-liberal Combat Zone Part 2: 3. American Decline and the Ascendancy of Economics: Neo-liberalism as New Containment Doctrine and Theory of Globalisation 4. The Americanisation of the New Economics: American Exceptionalism and American Religion Part 3: 5. Suprema a Situ 1: Economics in the University and the World Part 4: 6. Equivalence and Convergence: Neo-liberal Globalisation as War and Militarisation 7. Congruence: Economics as War 8. Romanita: Reformation and Counter-reformation in Neoclassical Economics/Neo-Liberalism (Economics-as-Religion) 9. Conclusion
Michael McKinley is Senior Lecturer in International Relations and Strategy, Political Science and International Relations at the School of Social Sciences of The Australian National University.