Political Economy and Global Capitalism: The 21st Century, Present and Future

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Robert Albritton, Bob Jessop, Richard Westra
Anthem Press, 2010 - Political Science - 243 pages
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This volume brings together original and timely writings by internationally renowned scholars that reflect on the current trajectories of global capitalism and, in the light of these, consider likely, possible or desirable futures. Essays focus to varying degrees on developing distinctive theoretical frameworks and using them to clarify both the history of the present political economy and how progressive political economic trends might be extended from the present into the future. A distinctive feature of the collection is its effort to develop new mediations between theory and history, a deeply problematic relationship in the social sciences. These contributions offer original perspectives both to theory construction and to the use of theory in historical analysis. In short, this volume provides theory-informed writing that contextualizes empirical research on current world-historic events and trends with an eye towards realizing a future of human, social and economic betterment.

 

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Contents

Introduction
3
Technological Dynamism and the Normative Justification of
25
Capitalism Out ofjoint
43
What follows Neoliberalism? The Deepening Contradictions of
67
A Political Economy
89
3
123
The Transformative 1loment
177
Frontiers of Cadre Radicalization in Contemporary Capitalism
201
Green Marxism and the Institutional Structure of a Global
219
Index
237
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Robert Albritton is Professor Emeritus of the Department of Political Science at York University.

Bob Jessop is Professor of Sociology at the University of Lancaster.

Richard Westra is Associate Professor of the Division of International and Area Studies at Pukyong National University, South Korea.

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