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The Enigma of Globalization

A Journey to a New Stage of Capitalism, 1st Edition

By Robert Went


164 pages

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Globalization is theorized in this book as an emerging new stage of capitalism. Robert Went takes us on a journey from the historical roots of globalization through to its relevance in the modern day.

The Enigma of Globalization is a timely addition to an important debate and covers such themes as:

* International trade

* Free trade and international movement of capital

* The role of the world economy

This accessible and intriguing book is a must, not only for students and academics working in the field, but will also prove an interesting read for all those with a general interest in the modern global political economy.


'In either agreement or disagreement with some of the author's views, readers will find this study a very interesting one. Robert Went's book is a thought provoking piece in heterdox economies and a valuable contribution in the current debate about the merits and downsides of globalization.' - Federico Guerrero, University of Nevada, Reno, USA

Table of Contents

1. Approximating Globalization

2. The Genesis and Contemporary Comeback of the Theory of Free Trade

3. The Combination of Free Trade and Free Capital Flows: Theories of Imperialism

4. The Circuit of Social Capital

5. Capitalism and Stages of Accumulation

6. Globalization: a New Stage of Capitalism

About the Author

Robert Went is at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

About the Series

Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

In recent years, there has been widespread criticism of mainstream economics. This has taken many forms, from methodological critiques of its excessive formalism, to concern about its failure to connect with many of the most pressing social issues. This series provides a forum for research which is developing alternative forms of economic analysis. Reclaiming the traditional 'political economy' title, it refrains from emphasising any single school of thought, but instead attempts to foster greater diversity within economics.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economic History
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Economic Development
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / Economics