Empire in the Age of Globalisation: US Hegemony and Neo-Liberal Disorder (Critical Introductions to World Politics)By: Ray Kiely (author)Hardback
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DescriptionThis book examines the relationship between US hegemony and contemporary globalisation. Many introductory textbooks on globalisation tend to be simplistic and conservative. This book moves things forward, providing a critical review of the globalisation debate. Kiely reveals the weaknesses of globalisation theory, and argues that we can only approach a proper understanding of the contemporary world order by linking globalisation to debates on capitalism, imperialism, neo-liberalism and universal human rights. He explores US hegemony in the light of these issues, showing how 'liberal internationalism' cannot be separated from capitalism, neo-liberalism and US empire-building. Perfect for students of globalisation and international studies, the book covers the following issues: theories of globalisation and the relationship between capitalism, neo-liberalism and globalisation; the question of state sovereignty, institutions of global governance, liberal internationalism, cosmopolitanism, realism, imperialism, 'September 11th', the Bush II administration and the war in Iraq; Bretton Woods, development, neo-Keynesian and neo-liberal capitalism, capital flows, debt, US hegemony and global finance, and global poverty and inequality; cultural imperialism, Americanisation, universal human rights, democracy and freedom, and cultural standardisation; and contemporary globalisation, US imperialism, and the question of progressive alternatives to 'actually existing globalisation'.
About AuthorRay Kiely is Senior Lecturer in Development Studies at SOAS. He has already authored a number of books including The Clash of Globalisations (2005) and Industrialisation and Development (1998).
ContentsAcknowledgements 1. Introduction 2. Globalisation theory or capitalist globalisation? 3. Globalisation and politics 1: state sovereignty, cosmopolitanism and imperialism 4. Globalisation and politics 2: international relations and the post-September 11th world 5. The global economy: US hegemony from Bretton Woods to neo-liberalism 6. Globalisation, culture and rights: liberal internationalism, imperialism and universalism 7. Conclusions: US imperialism, actually existing globalisation, and the question of alternatives References Index
- publication date: 09/09/2005
- ISBN13: 9780745324494
- Format: Hardback
- Number Of Pages: 224
- ID: 9780745324494
- ISBN10: 0745324495
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