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The Enigma of Globalization
A Journey to a New Stage of Capitalism

ISBN 9780415406468
Published October 28, 2002 by Routledge
164 Pages

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Book Description

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.

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

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Robert Went is at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands


'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