Samir Amin. Zed Books Ltd. In this major new work - the result of a lifetime of intellectual engagement - one of the developing world's most famous thinkers reflects on the times we live in. He argues that US hegemony has reached a dangerous new level under George Bush Jr, and that the US President's hubristic militarism will both lead to a never-ending cycle of wars and block all hopes of social and democratic progress, not just in developing countries, but in the North as well. Samir Amin also rejects the highly ideological notion that the current form of neoliberal capitalism - 'really existing capitalism' in which imperialism is an integral and permanent part - is an inevitable future for humanity, or in fact socially or politically tolerable.
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You may purchase this title at these fine bookstores. Outside the USA, see our international sales information. University of Chicago Press: E. About Contact News Giving to the Press. Israel in Africa Yotam Gidron. Broken Cities Deborah Potts. Hong Kong Maurizio Marinelli. Emperor Is Naked Hamid Dabashi. The Promise of Pakistan S. Samir Amin Distributed for Zed Books pages 5. At the same time, he is not opposed to globalization as such; indeed he believes the whole world today is irrevocably connected, and that solidarity in diversity is the key to the struggle for a better world.
In the body of the book, Amin provides a perspicacious analysis of tendencies within the rich countries - the US, Europe and Japan; the rising powers - China and India; the likely future trajectory of post-Soviet Russia; and the developing world. The central question he pursues is whether there are other hegemonic blocs that may emerge in time to circumscribe American power, and constrain free market capitalism and force it to adjust to demands other than its narrow central economic logic.
This important and thought-provoking book identifies the key global campaigns Samir feels progressives should launch around the world. Table of Contents. Introduction Being clear about the nature of capitalism and imperialism Is there a desirable form of globalization?
The Triad - America, Europe and Japan: united or fragmented? The project of the American ruling class: extension of the Monroe Doctrine to the rest of the world The shifting sands of the European project The clash of political cultures And Japan?
Does the rise of China challenge the imperialist order? Market socialism: transition, or short-cut to capitalism? So, what is to be done? An uncertain future 3. Russia out of the tunnel? Basic characteristics of the Soviet system New forms of capitalism in Russia Is there a worthwhile alternative in Russia today? India, a great power?
The colonial inheritance Success and limitations of the populist national project The liberal and culturalist drift The long and difficult march of alternative globalization 5. Can solidarity be rebuilt among the countries of the South? Can the slide of the Arab world be reversed? A new basis for solidarity among the peoples of the South 6. Reform of the UN as part of a multipolar globalization Managing national sovereignty within the UN framework A balance-sheet of UN activity between and Conflict and overlap between economic and political management The empire of chaos: sovereignty, social justice and development go by the board The alternative: constructing social justice, international justice and a new popular sovereignty Proposals for a renaissance of the UN A plan for action 7.
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Beyond US Hegemony : Assessing the Prospects for a Multipolar World
You may purchase this title at these fine bookstores. Outside the USA, see our international sales information. University of Chicago Press: E. About Contact News Giving to the Press.
Beyond US Hegemony