The Political Economy of Global Capitalism

© 2004 – Routledge

240 pages

e–Inspection Copy

About the Book

Drawing together the debates on the global scope of capitalism this book provides a comprehensive account of global capitalism today. Hugo Radice looks at why globalization has taken place and why it is so widely perceived as a threat. He presents a balanced analysis that takes an open approach inclusive of non-economic issues such as social divisions based on gender and race, and the relation of humankind to nature.

This book contends that the political economy of global capitalism generates, and has entrenched, huge inequalities between countries and regions and that the central source of conflict is the social order that maintains these extreme inequalities of wealth and power. It aims to renew theories of imperialism and underdevelopment that sought to explain the injustices of global capitalism while taking into account the significant recent changes in the world economy and political governance.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Globalization and the Critique of Political Economy 1. The Globalization Debate 2. Hegemony and World Order 3. Imperialism and Underdevelopment Part 2: Varieties of Capitalism: Convergence and differentiation 4. Institutions and Institutional Change 5. Anglo-Saxons and Others: Mapping convergence and Differentiation Part 3: The Global Political Economy of Nations and Regions 6. The British Case: National Disentigration and Global Integration 7. East-Central Europe: What Sort of Capitalism Restored 8. The New Imperialism: The Political Economy of Industrialization in Mexico and South Korea Part 4: Contesting Global Capitalism 9. The New Internationalism from Below

About the Originator

Hugo Radice is the Director of Leeds University Centre for Russian, Eurasian and Central European Studies.

About the Series

RIPE Series in Global Political Economy

For almost two decades now, the RIPE Series published by Routledge has been an essential forum for cutting-edge scholarship in International Political Economy. The series brings together new and established scholars working in critical, cultural and constructivist political economy. Books in the RIPE Series typically combine an innovative contribution to theoretical debates with rigorous empirical analysis.

The RIPE Series seeks to cultivate:

  • Field-defining theoretical advances in International Political Economy
  • Novel treatments of key issue areas, both historical and contemporary, such as global finance, trade, and production
  • Analyses that explore the political economic dimensions of relatively neglected topics, such as the environment, gender relations, and migration
  • Accessible work that will inspire advanced undergraduates and graduate students in International Political Economy.

James Brassett – Warwick

Eleni Tsingou – Copenhagen Business School

Susanne Soederberg – Queen’s

Jacqueline Best – Ottawa

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
POL023000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Economic Conditions
POL024000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Economic Policy