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Global Capitalism

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Book News Annotation:

Offers a range of commentary on globalization's impact on capitalism. Paul Volcker and George Soros reflect on the destabilizing force of global financial markets, arguing that the Asian crisis emerged from the structure of the financial system rather than from embedded weaknesses in the Asian economies. Manuel Castells agrees that the financial markets are unstable but also, on the up-side, sees them as transmission methods of global capitalist values. Jeff Faux, Larry Mishel and Robert Kuttner show how globalization increases income inequality and job security in the US, and Arlie Hochschild examines first-world mothers employing third- world mothers as nannies. In general the writers agree that the global system needs more governance if core social and cultural needs are not to be eclipsed by new trends. Hutton is author of and The State to Come and Giddens is director of the London School of Economics. Distributed by W.W. Norton.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

This "glorious and frightening read" (MT Magazine) examines capitalism's place as the universal social and economic order of our time. Now truly global, twenty-first century capitalism — aided by extraordinary advances in technology and communication and by unfettered global financial markets — has a speed, inevitability, and force that it has not had before. In Global Capitalism, now available in paperback, leading political and economic analysts have gathered to dissect this dangerous new world.

Hailed as a "must read" by Internet Business London, Global Capitalism analyzes the current role of the business firm, considers whether the new capitalism is compatible with social cohesion and social justice, and addresses topics ranging from the degradation of the environment to the concentrated control of the media by transnational corporations. The contributors discuss capitalism as a form of culture and way of life, and ask whether it has any viable political rivals.

Table of Contents

In conversation / Anthony Giddens and Will Hutton — Information technology and global capitalism / Manuel Castells — The sea of global finance / Paul A. Volcker — The new global financial architecture / George Soros — Inequality and the global economy / Jeff Faux and Larry Mishel — The world on the edge / Vandana Shiva — Global care chains and emotional surplus value / Arlie Russell Hochschild — The role of governments in the global economy / Robert Kuttner — Living your own life in a runaway world : individualisation, globalisation and politics / Ulrich Beck — Street and office : two sources of identity / Richard Sennett — Who's afraid of global culture? / Polly Toynbee — Fighting back / Anthony Giddens and Will Hutton .

Product Details

ISBN:
9781565846487
Editor:
Hutton, Will
Editor:
Giddens, Anthony
Editor:
Hutton, Will
Editor:
Giddens, Anthony
Publisher:
New Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Economics - International
Subject:
Capitalism
Subject:
Free Enterprise
Subject:
Globalization
Subject:
International - Economics
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
7
Publication Date:
September 2000
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
241
Dimensions:
9.45x6.42x.93 in. 1.14 lbs.

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Product details 241 pages New Press - English 9781565846487 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This "glorious and frightening read" (MT Magazine) examines capitalism's place as the universal social and economic order of our time. Now truly global, twenty-first century capitalism — aided by extraordinary advances in technology and communication and by unfettered global financial markets — has a speed, inevitability, and force that it has not had before. In Global Capitalism, now available in paperback, leading political and economic analysts have gathered to dissect this dangerous new world.

Hailed as a "must read" by Internet Business London, Global Capitalism analyzes the current role of the business firm, considers whether the new capitalism is compatible with social cohesion and social justice, and addresses topics ranging from the degradation of the environment to the concentrated control of the media by transnational corporations. The contributors discuss capitalism as a form of culture and way of life, and ask whether it has any viable political rivals.

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