Global Imperialism and the Great Crisis

Book Name : Global Imperialism and the Great Crisis_x000D_
The Uncertain Future of Capitalism

By by Ernesto Screpanti

Sub Title : The Uncertain Future of Capitalism

Written by : by Ernesto Screpanti

Subject Category : Economics

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In this provocative study, economist Ernesto Screpanti argues that imperialism—far from disappearing or mutating into a benign “globalization”—has in fact entered a new phase, which he terms “global imperialism.” This is a phase defined by multinational firms cut loose from the nation-state framework and free to chase profits over the entire surface of the globe. No longer dependent on nation-states for building a political consensus that accommodates capital accumulation, these firms seek to bend governments to their will and destroy barriers to the free movement of capital. And while military force continues to play an important role in imperial strategy, it is the discipline of the global market that keeps workers in check by pitting them against each other no matter what their national origin. This is a world in which the so-called “labor aristocracies” of the rich nations are demolished, the power of states to enforce checks on capital is sapped, and global firms are free to pursue their monomaniacal quest for profits unfettered by national allegiance. Screpanti delves into the inner workings of global imperialism, explaining how it is different from past forms of imperialism, how the global distribution of wages is changing, and why multinational firms have strained to break free of national markets. He sees global imperialism as a developing process, one with no certain outcome. But one thing is clear: when economic crises become opportunities to discipline workers, and when economic policies are imposed through increasingly authoritarian measures, the vision of a democratic and humane world is what is ultimately at stake. Monthly Review Press; June 2014 ISBN 9781583674598 Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure EPUB format Title: Global Imperialism and the Great Crisis Author: Ernesto Screpanti Imprint: Monthly Review Press Subject categories Economics > Capital. Capitalism Business > Economics Political Science > Federal Government Political Science > Globalization Political Science > International Relations ISBNs 1583674608 9781583674475 9781583674604 9781583674598

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