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The new political economy of development : globalization, imperialism, hegemony
Kiely, Ray, 1964-

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Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
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viii, 333 p. ; 24 cm.
Introduction -- Capitalist expansion and imperialism -- Post-1945 capitalism and development -- The end of the post-war boom and capitalist restructuring -- Globalization and contemporary imperialism : theoretical debates -- Cosmopolitanism, globalization and global governance -- Globalization, poverty and the contemporary world economy -- Globalization, neo-liberalism and the state -- Globalization, regionalism and hegemony -- Resisting globalization? -- Conclusions.


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This major new text analyses changes and continuities in the current international order and their implications for understanding international development in the 21st century. The author assesses the extent and impact of globalization, the emergence of a more aggressive stance by the U.S. and the debates to which they have given rise.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. viii
1 Introductionp. 1
Defining globalizationp. 2
Defining imperialismp. 6
Defining hegemonyp. 7
Defining developmentp. 9
Globalization as a win-win situation: diffusing developmentp. 13
Globalization as a zero-sum game: development as underdevelopmentp. 16
Globalization as uneven developmentp. 18
The structure of the bookp. 25
2 Capitalist Expansion and Imperialismp. 27
The origins of capitalist developmentp. 27
Periodizing international capitalist developmentp. 30
Conclusions: three fallacies and the legacy of imperialismp. 39
3 Post-1945 Capitalism and Developmentp. 42
The post-war international settlement: Bretton Woods and the Cold Warp. 42
The post-war boomp. 47
Development and the 'Third World'p. 49
Conclusionp. 57
4 The End of the Post-war Boom and Capitalist Restructuringp. 59
The end of the post-war boomp. 59
The US state and capitalist restructuringp. 63
Neo-liberalism and the developing worldp. 67
Conclusionp. 73
5 Globalization and Contemporary Imperialism: Theoretical Debatesp. 76
Defining globalizationp. 76
Globalization, transnational capitalism and empirep. 87
Globalization, US hegemony and the 'new imperialism'p. 92
Conclusionp. 105
6 Cosmopolitanism, Globalization and Global Governancep. 106
Cosmopolitanism and global governancep. 106
The United Nations, universal rights and humanitarian interventionp. 109
The WTO and global economic governancep. 116
Civil society and the state in the international systemp. 122
Conclusionp. 128
7 Globalization, Poverty and the Contemporary World Economyp. 131
Poverty reduction?p. 131
Market friendly policies, growth and poverty reductionp. 137
Neo-liberalism and the myth of global convergencep. 143
Conclusion: states, neo-liberalism and globalizationp. 157
8 Globalization, neo-liberalism and the Statep. 160
The state and globalizationp. 161
From the developmental state to market friendly interventionp. 169
Reconstructing rogue and failed statesp. 173
Beyond technocracy: the limitations of (neo-)liberal and statist perspectives on developmentp. 176
Conclusion: states, neo-liberalism and globalizationp. 191
9 Globalization, Regionalism and Hegemonyp. 193
US hegemony: strengthening or in decline?p. 193
The East Asian challengep. 195
Europe: a progressive alternative?p. 216
US hegemony re-assessedp. 223
Conclusion: neo-liberalism, regionalism and developmentp. 227
10 Resisting Globalization?p. 230
Imperialism and anti-imperialism in the era of globalizationp. 231
Islam and Islamismp. 236
Social movements: agents of post-development?p. 244
Global justice and anti-globalizationp. 247
Conclusionp. 257
11 Conclusionsp. 259
Revisiting globalizationp. 259
Revisiting imperialismp. 260
Revisiting hegemonyp. 262
Revisiting developmentp. 264
Notesp. 269
Further Readingp. 278
Referencesp. 290
Indexp. 325
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