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Globalization and Capitalist Geopolitics

Sovereignty and state power in a multipolar world

By Daniel Woodley

© 2015 – Routledge

274 pages

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Globalization and Capitalist Geopolitics is concerned with the nature of corporate power against the backdrop of the decline of the West and the struggle by non-western states to challenge and overcome domination of the rest of the world by the West. This book argues that although the US continues to preside over a quasi-imperial system of power based on global military preponderance and financial statecraft, and remains reluctant to recognize the realities global economic convergence, the age of imperial state hegemony is giving way to a new international order characterized by capitalist sovereignty and competition between regional and transnational concentrations of economic power.

This title seeks to interrogate the structure of world order by examining leading approaches to globalization and political economy in international relations and international political economy. Breaking with the classical school, Woodley argues that geopolitics should be understood as a transnational strategic practice employed by powerful state actors, which mirrors predatory corporate rivalry for control over global resources and markets, reproducing the structural conditions for corporate power through the transnational state form of capital.

In a period of increasing geopolitical insecurity and economic instability this title provides an authoritative yet accessible commentary on debates on capitalism and globalization in the wake of the financial crisis. It is valuable resource for students and scholars seeking to develop a deeper understanding of the historical determinants of the changing dynamics of neoliberal capitalism and their implications for world order.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Globalization and world order, Chapter 2: Capitalist sovereignty, Chapter 3: Corporate globalization, Chapter 4: The state form of transnational capital, Chapter 5: The crisis of western economic power, Chapter 6: Towards a posthegemonic global growth system, Chapter 7: Capitalist geopolitics

About the Author

Daniel Woodley teaches politics at DLD College in London. He is the author of numerous articles and textbooks on ideology and political theory, including Fascism and Political Theory (2010), also published by Routledge.

About the Series

Rethinking Globalizations

This series is designed to break new ground in the literature on globalisation and its academic and popular understanding. Rather than perpetuating or simply reacting to the economic understanding of globalisation, this series seeks to capture the term and broaden its meaning to encompass a wide range of issues and disciplines and convey a sense of alternative possibilities for the future.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Economic Conditions
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / International