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On Globalization : Capitalism in the Twenty-First Century - Bruno Amoroso

On Globalization

Capitalism in the Twenty-First Century

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Beginning with the key changes brought about in the economy by advanced technology and organizational and institutional innovations, this book elucidates their impact on industrial systems, accumulation, firms and the processes of European integration. This approach enables the reader to establish the links in the conceptual jungle to real processes and to chart clearly, by eliminating chaos and chance factors, the interlocking grid of political destablization and economic marginalizaton that the advance of capitalist globalization has introduced in all countries. The author suggests an alternative approach founded upon a polycentric system of co-operation and solidarity to loosen the bonds of capitalism in the 21st century.

'Wide ranging, well written and provocative, Bruno Amoroso's economic, social and cultural insights into the process of globalisation should be valued for their explanatory power and clarity by teachers and students alike. At once a global tour d'horizon and an intellectual tour de force.' - Stuart Holland

Amoroso is prepared to follow Marx in claiming that 'globalization' is the historical form of the paradox of capitalism's growth, but he is not prepared to argue either that this paradox produces a revolutionary class capable of resolving it, or that the paradox will explode itself in some final crisis. Instead, he believes that we must meet the world halfway, recognizing the multi-national nature of our interests, but seeking to organize those interests in 'polycentric' communities, capable of fostering 'partnership, cooperation and exchange'. - Times Literary Supplement

Lists of Figures and Tablesp. vi
Acknowledgementsp. viii
Introductionp. 1
The Dynamics of Socio-Economic Formationsp. 7
Internationalization and Capitalism: from Dualism to Marginalizationp. 33
The World Economy and Capitalism: the Globalization of the Economy and Technologyp. 50
Capital Accumulation in the Last Decade of the 20th Century--the End of Developmentp. 70
The Metamorphosis of the Firm: National, Multinational, Transnationalp. 84
Globalization and European Integration: Eurocentrism and Westernizationp. 104
Social Class and Political Power: Authors, Actors and Institutionsp. 117
Alternative Policies to Globalization: a Polycentric Viewp. 130
Toward Mediterranean Co-Developmentp. 151
Bibliographyp. 200
Indexp. 207
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ISBN: 9780333930731
ISBN-10: 0333930738
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 218
Published: 10th June 1998
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.49 x 14.94  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 1