[OPE-L] (Fwd) New global poli-econ book

From: Patrick Bond (pbond@MAIL.NGO.ZA)
Date: Sun Aug 26 2007 - 22:02:45 EDT

(sorry for cross-posts)

The 21st Century, Present and Future

Edited by Robert Albritton, Robert Jessop and Richard Westra

Robert Jessop is Professor of Sociology at the University of Lancaster.
Robert Albritton is Professor Emeritus of the Department of Political
Science at York University.
Richard Westra is Assistant Professor of the Division of International
and Area Studies at Pukyong National University, South Korea.

A timely and unique collection in which esteemed authors explore the
future of the global political economy.
. An original and pertinent collection of essays from leading
authorities on a topic of increasingly far-reaching import.
. No other book currently available approaches this subject as
comprehensively or from such a wide-range of viewpoints.
. Ideal for upper level undergraduate and MA/PHD graduate students who
are studying comparative and international political economy, political
economy theory, sociology, political science, Marxist theory,
globalization, neo-liberal economic change, Asian economic development,
gender analysis, and socialism.

This volume brings together original and timely writings by
internationally renowned scholars that reflect on the current
trajectories of global capitalism and, in the light of these, consider
likely, possible, or desirable futures. Essays focus to varying degrees
on developing distinctive theoretical frameworks and using them to
clarify both the history of the present political economy and how
progressive political economic trends might be extended from the present
into the future. A distinctive feature of the collection is its effort
to develop new mediations between theory and history, a deeply
problematic relationship in the social sciences. Contributions will
contribute original perspectives both to theory construction and to the
use of theory in historical analysis. In short, this volume offers
theory-informed writing that contextualizes empirical research on
current world-historic events and trends with an eye towards realizing a
future of human, social and economic betterment.
The participants in this volume hail from five different countries:
Britain, Canada, South Africa, South Korea and the United States. Each
is the author in their own right of major contributions to the
development of critical political economy. Each world-renowned
contributor either advances their scholarly enterprise and theorizations
in original ways from that previously available only in specialized
journals and lengthy monographs or introduces novel and groundbreaking
arguments in debating the most prescient questions of our time across
the pages of this important new book.

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List of Abbreviations
Notes on Contributors

Introduction: Political Economy and Global Capitalism xiii
Robert Albritton, Robert Jessop and Richard Westra

Part 1: Political Economy of the Present
1. Theorizing the Contemporary World: Robert Brenner, Giovanni Arrighi,
David Harvey
Moishe Postone
2. Technological Dynamism and the Normative Justification of Global
Tony Smith
3. Eating the Future: Capitalism Out of Joint
Robert Albritton
4. What follows Neo-liberalism? The Deepening Contradictions of US
Domination and the Struggle for a New Global Order
Bob Jessop
5. Monetary Policy in the Neo-liberal Transition: A Political Economy
Critique of Keynesianism, Monetarism and Inflation Targeting
Alfredo Saad Filho

Part 2: Political Economy of a Progressive Global Future
6. Volatile, Uneven and Combined Capitalism
Patrick Bond
7. The Erosion of Non-Capitalist Institutions and the Reproduction of
David M Kotz
8. The Transformative Moment
Julie Matthaei and Barbara Brandt
9. Frontiers of Cadre Radicalization in Contemporary Capitalism
Kees van der Pijl
10.Green Marxism and the Institutional Structure of a Global Socialist
Richard Westra

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