Global Capitalism and American Empire

9789350020906

Aakar Books, New Delhi, 2010

89 pages

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This thoughtful reflection on capitalism, hegemony, and the United States addresses such questions as "What does imperialism mean today? How does the United States influence the rest of the world? and "What are the economic interests served by its domination? Explored is how the rise of the United States as a superpower brought an end to the old inter-imperial rivalries. Also discussed is the Bretton Woods system in the 1970s, and how American hegemony, far from being fundamentally challenged by the other advanced capitalist states, came to be reconstituted in the form of global neoliberalism. The challenges America faces in the future in nation building and shaping a global agency are also addressed.

Leo Panitch

Leo Victor Panitch, (born May 3, 1945, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada) is a Distinguished Research Professor of Political Science and Canada Research Chair in Comparative Political Economy at York University. Since 1985, he has served as co-editor of the Socialist Register, which describes itself as "an annual survey of movements and ideas from the standpoint of the independent new left". Panitch himself sees the Register as playing a major role in developing Marxism's conceptual framework for advancing a democratic, co-operative and egalitarian, socialist alternative to capitalist competition, exploitation and insecurity.


Sam Gindin

Sam Gindin holds the Packer Chair in Social Justice in the Department of Political Science at York University, Toronto.