Paper $40.00 ISBN: 9780745326665 Published January 2009 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $112.00 ISBN: 9780745326672 Published January 2009 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Global Political Economy: A Marxist Critique

Bill Dunn

Global Political Economy: A Marxist Critique

Bill Dunn

Distributed for Pluto Press

384 pages | 5 1/3 x 8 1/2
Paper $40.00 ISBN: 9780745326665 Published January 2009 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $112.00 ISBN: 9780745326672 Published January 2009 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

This is an ambitious survey of the history and state of the world economy, covering the major upheavals of the capitalist system over the last 100 years.

Bill Dunn provides an original and enlightening explanation of the state of the world economy. He covers all the main aspects of global political economy explaining the theories behind production, trade, finance and relations between rich and poor countries. He also tackles the question of the origin of capitalism, a debate that always proves popular among students and academics. Dunn also includes a critique of alternative perspectives, showing that Marxism still provides the best analytical tools for understanding the global economy.

This comprehensive text is a must for students of politics and economics who are keen to understand how the economy reached its current stage and what the future is likely to bring.

Contents

List of Abbreviations
Acknowledgments
Introduction
PART I: THEORIES OF THE GLOBAL POLITICAL ECONOMY
1: Liberalism
2: Realism and Institutionalism
3: Critical approaches to IPE
4: Marxisms
PART II: THE ORIGINS OF GLOBAL CAPITALISM
5: The Transformation of European Feudalism
6: The Making of the Global Economy
7: Bretton Woods and the Golden Age
PART III: STRUCTURES, ISSUES AND AGENTS
8: Production
9: Trade
10: Money and Finance
11: The New Economy and the Transformation of Labour?
12: The Political Economy of the 'Non-economic'
13: Competition and Cooperation between Rich-Country Economies
14: Problems of Development and Dependency: The State, Capital and Class in Poor Countries
15: Global Governance or the New Imperialism
Conclusions: What Prospects for the State, Capital and Labour?
References
Index

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