Empire of Capital [Ellen Meiksins Wood] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Capitalism makes possible a new form of domination by purely. Wood, a professor at York University in Toronto and an orthodox economic determinist, argues that the source of an empire’s wealth drives its military. Empire of Capital has ratings and 6 reviews. Andy said: Another great work by Wood. Part economic history, part contemporary political economy. An im.
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Balancing such interpretation with the recognition of certain national or imperial interests, which at times may override the “pure” economic imperatives, serves only to confuse the overall argument.
Andrew Liu rated it really liked it Dec 06, The book culminates with a study of what Wood describes as the “new imperialism we call globalization. If you had a personal account on the old platform, click here. Terms and Conditions Privacy Statement. Return to Book Page. Aug 25, Sara Salem rated it really liked it.
Symposium on Ellen Meiksins Wood’s Empire of Capital: Editorial Introduction
Jun 11, Samir Salifou rated it liked it. The Best Books of Diogo Eduardo rated it liked it Dec 06, This is the empire of capital, designed to universalise the economic imperatives of capitalism throughout the world.
Thanks for telling us about the problem. This essay seeks to locate her analysis of imperialism both in the wider political context within which it was written and as an example of the fecundity of her re-interpretation of historical materialism.
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An important text on globalization and capitalist imperialism. Economics for the Many. To the propertyless class, this means selling their labour power in the markets. Yet, she acknowledges the complex relationship that nation states play as a coercive arm that enforces property rights through capitalism. Wood, a professor at York University in Toronto and an orthodox economic determinist, argues that the source of an empire’s wealth drives its military, administrative and ideological practices.
About Empire of Capital Capitalism makes possible a new form of domination by purely economic means, argues Ellen Meiksins Wood.
A worthwhile study for leftist academics, Wood’s book is not written to appeal to a broader audience. She distinguishes between the Roman “empire of property,” a land-based system that stimulated unending territorial conquest; the Arab, Venetian and Dutch “empires of commerce,” dedicated to the protection of trade routes and market dominance; and the British “empire of capital,” marked by the imposition of market imperatives on conquered territories.
Part economic history, part contemporary political economy. Wood presents a thought-provoking interpretation of the nature of the contemporary US hegemony in light of a selection of earlier empires from the Arab Muslim Empire to Roman Empire and from Italian city-states to the British Empire, distinguishing the current capitalist imperialism from the earlier forms of imperialism based on direct political and military coercion and the extraction of profit through simple expropriation or trade.
Paperbackpages. Jerod Ra’Del rated it liked it Aug 14, Books of the Week. Yet, as Wood powerfully demonstrates, the economic empire of capital has also created a new unlimited militarism. Allison rated it really liked it Jan 27, Charles Davis rated it really liked it Oct 21, Editorial Introduction in Historical Materialism.
Any other coaching guidance? Sign in to annotate. Capitalism makes possible a new form of domination by purely economic means, argues Ellen Meiksins Wood. She was raised in the United States and Europe.
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Jul 27, Andy rated it it was amazing Shelves: Librarian administrators click here. How to define the current order of the world, characterised by competing sovereign states, fast cross-border flows of trade and investments, and the overwhelming military dominance of one nation-state committed to an open-ended warfare without any restrictions in space and time?
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