Economic Globalisation as Religious War

Tragic Convergence

By Michael McKinley

© 2007 – Routledge

348 pages

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About the Book

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

About the Author

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.

About the Series

Routledge Advances in International Political Economy

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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