This book provides a cogent analysis of the globalization process and the role of the imperial state in twentieth-century capitalist expansion on a world scale. It examines the development of capitalism and the capitalist state across national boundaries and traces the evolution of imperialism and inter-imperialist rivalries that have come to define the nature of the world political economy.
Berch Berberoglu is Foundation Professor of Sociology and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Sociology at the University of Nevada, Reno. Dr. Berberoglu has authored and edited thirty two books and many articles in numerous scholarly journals. His areas of specialization are globalization, political economy of development, class analysis, the state, social movements, and social change.
Chapter 1 Introduction: The Political Economy of Globalization and Its Contradictions Chapter 2 1. Theories of the Global Economy and Global Empire Chapter 3 2. The Logic of Global Capitalist Expansion: Theories of Modern Imperialism Chapter 4 3. The Controversy over Globalization, Imperialism, and Capitalist Development on a World Scale Chapter 5 4. The Postwar Rise of U.S. Capital onto the Global Scene Chapter 6 5. The Globalization of U.S. Capital and the Resurgence of Interimperialist Rivalry Chapter 7 6. The Imperial State and Control of the Global Political Economy Chapter 8 7. Global Capitalist Expansion and Domestic Economic Decline in the United States Chapter 9 8. The Globalization of Capital and the Capitalist State in the Third World Chapter 10 9. Globalization, Class Struggle, and Social Transformation