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States and Sovereignty in the Global Economy - David A. Smith

States and Sovereignty in the Global Economy

By: David A. Smith (Editor), Dorothy J. Solinger (Editor), Steven C. Topik (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 24th June 1999
ISBN: 9780415201193
Number Of Pages: 288

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States and Sovereignty in the Global Economy challenges several points of "conventional wisdom", including the extent to which globalization is truly new, the claim that there is an inevitable decline of the state, and the argument that the global economy dictates a common fate for all states. Rather than emphasizing state sovereignty and globalization as opposing forces, this volume reveals that certain powerful states have played a pivotal role in the creation of institutions of conmtemporary global capitalism. Anti-state popular images - which stress the need to reduce state spending and cut social welfare - have strong ideological roots but distort historical and contemporary reality. Overall, the chapters in this collection highlight that how states matter depends upon their differeing roles in the global economy and geopolitical system, distinct history, varying resource bases and the nature of thier domestic class relations. Globalization and the role of the state are issues at the forefront of contemporary debates: this volume presents an unconventional and radical perspective which reveals that states do still matter despite the vigour of international capital flows and the omnipresence of the global market. Professor Giovanni Arrighi John Hopkins University, USA. Professor Jozsef Borocz Rutgers University,USA. Professor William G. Clarence-Smith School of Oriental and African Studie

"The nature of new developments in IT, the increasing flow of information, and the effect of cultural exchanges on economic globalization are addressed in this collection.." -Business Horizons

Prefacep. xiii
Introductionp. 1
States? Sovereignty?p. 20
Globalization and Sovereigntyp. 34
Globalization, State Sovereignty, and the "Endless" Accumulation of Capitalp. 53
Referencesp. 71
Two Worlds of Trade, Two Worlds of Empirep. 74
The Economics of the Latin American Statep. 99
Referencesp. 116
The Modern Colonial State and Global Economic Integration, 1815-1945p. 120
Sovereignty, Territoriality and the Globalization of Financep. 138
Referencesp. 156
Embedding the Global in the Nationalp. 158
Referencesp. 170
Convergent Pressures, Divergent Responsesp. 172
From Comprador State to Auctioneer Statep. 193
Globalization, Sovereignty, and Policy Choicep. 210
Notesp. 225
States, sovereignty and the response of Southeast Asia'sp. 229
Reinterpreting the Asianization of the World and the Role of the State in the Rise of Chinap. 246
Hemmed In?p. 264
Indexp. 278
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ISBN: 9780415201193
ISBN-10: 0415201195
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 24th June 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.98 x 16.0  x 2.36
Weight (kg): 0.69
Edition Number: 1