The Next American Century identifies and describes three modern waves of world economic integration. Professor Van Lear extensively demonstrates America's important role in driving the current era of globalization. Focusing on the varying and interrelated social, political, and economic dimensions of nation-state integration, this study addresses important issues such as the evolution in policy and institutions, the dynamics of economics and finance, and the discontents of contemporary globalization. The book centers in on the core economic driving mechanisms of globalization and examines the themes of wealth, power, class and policy in an age of globalization. Employing a diversity of scholarship and a critical yet fair examination of current economic evolution, this book offers a thorough explanation for the causes and consequences of globalization.
William Van Lear is a tenured full professor of economics at Belmont Abbey College, a private liberal arts Catholic college located near Charlotte, North Carolina. He earned a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Pittsburgh in 1986 and a B.A. in Economics from Gettysburg College in 1980. His teaching specializations include macro-financial economics, political economy, economic history, and international economics. Professor Van Lear has won three teaching awards, has served as head of the College's Faculty Assembly, and serves on two community non-profit boards. His first book is entitled A Populist Challenge to Corporate Capitalism published by World Scientific Publishing Company in 2002.
Part 1 Acknowledgements Part 2 Figures and Tables Chapter 3 Overview Chapter 4 A History of Modern Globalization Chapter 5 The Political Economy of Contemporary Globalization Chapter 6 Global Central Banking Chapter 7 The International Finance System Chapter 8 Business and Financial Cycles Chapter 9 The Discontents of Contemporary Globalization Chapter 10 Conclusion Part 11 Bibliography