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Energy, the Modern State, and the American World System
Energy, the Modern State, and the American World System (June 2018)
George A. Gonzalez - Author

Examines political authority in the modern era as a function of specific energy politics.

In this provocative and original study, George A. Gonzalez argues that the relationship between energy and the state, as well as global politics, has become more and more deeply intertwined, reaching something of a crescendo with the global hegemony of Pax Americana in the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. He presents a cle...(Read More)
 
 
A Turbulent South Africa
A Turbulent South Africa (March 2018)
Post-apartheid Social Protest
Jérôme Tournadre - Author
Andrew Brown - Translator

Highlights the continuing social unrest and public protest occurring in South Africa’s poorest districts.

Frequently praised for its democratic transition, South Africa has experienced an almost uninterrupted cycle of social protest since the late 1990s. There have been increasing numbers of demonstrations against the often appalling living conditions of millions of South Africans, pointing to the fact that they have yet ...(Read More)
 
 
The Debt of the Living
The Debt of the Living (January 2017)
Ascesis and Capitalism
Elettra Stimilli - Author
Arianna Bove - Translator
Roberto Esposito - Foreword by

Analyzes theological and philosophical understandings of debt and its role in contemporary capitalism.
Max Weber’s account of the rise of capitalism focused on his concept of a Protestant ethic, valuing diligence in earning and saving money but restraint in spending it. However, such individual restraint is foreign to contemporary understandings of finance, which treat ever-increasing consumption and debt as natural, almo...(Read More)
 
 
Containing Community
Containing Community (October 2016)
From Political Economy to Ontology in Agamben, Esposito, and Nancy
Greg Bird - Author

2017 Symposium Book Award, presented by the Symposium: Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy

Analyzes the role of community in the writings of Giorgio Agamben, Roberto Esposito, and Jean-Luc Nancy.

Community has been both celebrated and demonized as a fortress that shelters and defends its members from being exposed to difference. Instead of abandoning community as an anti...(Read More)
 
 
Toward a Critical Theory of States
Toward a Critical Theory of States (July 2016)
The Poulantzas-Miliband Debate after Globalization
Clyde W. Barrow - Author

In-depth study of the enduring impact of the 1970s debate between state theorists Ralph Miliband and Nicos Poulantzas.

We have recently lived through the turmoil of a global financial crisis that originated in the United States and, despite the platitudes of neo-liberal ideology, nation-states were deeply involved in managing this crisis. If “the state” is again a preeminent actor in the global econo...(Read More)
 
 
Hegel and Capitalism
Hegel and Capitalism (September 2015)
Andrew Buchwalter - Editor

Examines Hegel’s unique understanding and assessment of capitalism as an economic, social, and cultural phenomenon.

Bringing together scholars from varying perspectives, this book examines the value of Hegel’s thought for understanding and assessing capitalism, both as encountered by Hegel himself and in forms it takes today. The contributors consider Hegel’s complex and multifaceted appraisal ...(Read More)
 
 
The Chinese Market Economy, 1000–1500
The Chinese Market Economy, 1000–1500 (September 2015)
William Guanglin Liu - Author

Documents the rise and fall of a market economy in China from 1000–1500.
Since the economic liberalization of the 1980s, the Chinese economy has boomed and is poised to become the world’s largest market economy, a position traditional China held a millennium ago. William Guanglin Liu’s bold and fascinating book is the first to rely on quantitative methods to investigate the early market economy that existed in Ch...(Read More)
 
 
The New Governance of Welfare States in the United States and Europe
The New Governance of Welfare States in the United States and Europe (March 2015)
Between Decentralization and Centralization in the Activation Era
Mariely López-Santana - Author

Detailed examination of the territorial and governance dimensions of contemporary welfare reforms in the United States and Europe.
Until recently, studies of changes in the welfare state have tended to focus on transformations in the nature of social policies and their level of generosity. The New Governance of Welfare States in the United States and Europe concentrates on an often overlooked dimension: territorial and governa...(Read More)
 
 
Corporate Power, Oligopolies, and the Crisis of the State
Corporate Power, Oligopolies, and the Crisis of the State (February 2015)
Luis Suarez-Villa - Author

Addresses the power of oligopolistic corporations in contemporary society.

The largest, wealthiest corporations have gained unprecedented power and influence in contemporary life. From cradle to grave the decisions made by these entities have an enormous impact on how we live and work, what we eat, our physical and psychological health, what we know or believe, whom we elect, and how we deal with one another and wi...(Read More)
 
 
Civilizing Globalization, Revised and Expanded Edition
Civilizing Globalization, Revised and Expanded Edition (June 2014)
A Survival Guide
Richard Sandbrook - Editor
Ali Burak Güven - Editor

Discusses the many facets of globalization and its feasible reform in easy-to-understand language.

Is it possible to harness the benefits of economic globalization without sacrificing social equity, ecological sustainability, and democratic governance? The first edition of Civilizing Globalization (2003) explored this question at a time of widespread popular discontent. This fully revised...(Read More)
 
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