Geopolitical Economy radically reinterprets the historical evolution of the world order, as a multi-polar world emerges from the dust of the financial and economic crisis.
Radhika Desai offers a radical critique of the theories of US hegemony, globalisation and empire which dominate academic international political economy and international relations, revealing their ideological origins in successive failed US attempts at world dominance through the dollar.
Desai revitalizes revolutionary intellectual traditions which combine class and national perspectives on 'the relations of producing nations'. At a time of global upheavals and profound shifts in the distribution of world power, Geopolitical Economy forges a vivid and compelling account of the historical processes which are shaping the contemporary international order.
Radhika Desai is Professor of Political Studies at the University of Manitoba, Canada. She is the author of Slouching Towards Ayodhya (Three Essays Collective, 2004) and Geopolitical Economy (Pluto, 2013).
Contents Acknowledgements List of Abbreviations 1. Introduction: Why Geopolitical Economy? 2. The Materiality of Nations 3. The US Imperial Career 4. Ambition and Realities 5. The Retrospection of Hegemony Stability Theory 6. Renewal? 7. Globalisation? 8. Empire? 9. Conclusion: The Multipolar Moment References Index