The Retreat of the State: The Diffusion of Power in the World Economy
Cambridge University Press, Nov 14, 1996 - Business & Economics - 218 pages
Adopting new and much more comprehensive concepts of both power and politics, The Retreat of the State develops a theoretical framework to show who really governs the world economy. It goes on to explore some of non-state authorities, from mafias to the Big Six accounting firms and international bureaucrats, whose power over who gets what in the world encroaches on that of national governments. The book is a signpost, pointing to some promising new directions for the future development of research and teaching in international political economy.
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The declining authority of states
Patterns of power
The limits of politics
Politics and production
The state of the state
Authority beyond the state
Telecoms the control of communications
Organised crime the mafias in collaboration with Letizia Paoli
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