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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

The New Political Economy of Development

Globalization, Imperialism, Hegemony

ISBN 9781403999962
Publication Date January 2007
Formats Hardcover Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave

This major new text analyses changes and continuities in the current international order and their implications for understanding international development in the 21st century. The author assesses the extent and impact of globalization, the emergence of a more aggressive stance by the U.S and the debates to which they have given rise.

RAY KIELY is Professor of International Politics, Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London, UK.

Introduction.- Capitalist Expansion and Imperialism.- Pre-War Capitalism and Development.- The End of the Post-War Boom and Capitalist Restructuring.- Globalization and Contemporary Imperialism: Theoretical Debates.- Cosmopolitan Globalization and Global Governance.- Globalization, Poverty and the Contemporary World Economy.- Globalization, Neo-Liberal and the State.- Globalization, Regionalization and Hegemony.- Resisting Globalization: Islam, Post-Development and Global Justice.- Conclusion.


'This invaluable text aims to restore to development the 'broad ambition of that once stimulating area of study' by re-setting it in the indispensable historical and political-economic context from which it has been progressively divorced in recent decades and engaging with the large and complex forces that actually determine the fate of the world's poor. To a truly admirable extent, it succeeds, in the process guiding the reader through a vast range of literature and making judicious assessments of all the key debates.' - Colin Leys, Emeritus Professor, Queen's University, Kingston, Canada
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