International Political Economy and Socialism

Author: Marie Lavigne

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521336635

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 412

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This book, first published in 1991, is a revised and updated version of Professor Marie Lavigne's best seller Economie Internationale des Pays Socialistes.

Die Gemeinwirtschaft

Untersuchungen über den Sozialismus

Author: Ludwig Mises

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110504707

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 538

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The Making of Global Capitalism

The Political Economy Of American Empire

Author: Sam Gindin,Leo Panitch

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 1844679454

Category: Political Science

Page: 464

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The all-encompassing embrace of world capitalism at the beginning of the twenty-first century was generally attributed to the superiority of competitive markets. Globalization had appeared to be the natural outcome of this unstoppable process. But today, with global markets roiling and increasingly reliant on state intervention to stay afloat, it has become clear that markets and states aren’t straightforwardly opposing forces. In this groundbreaking work, Leo Panitch and Sam Gindin demonstrate the intimate relationship between modern capitalism and the American state, including its role as an “informal empire” promoting free trade and capital movements. Through a powerful historical survey, they show how the US has superintended the restructuring of other states in favor of competitive markets and coordinated the management of increasingly frequent financial crises. The Making of Global Capitalism, through its highly original analysis of the first great economic crisis of the twenty-first century, identifies the centrality of the social conflicts that occur within states rather than between them. These emerging fault lines hold out the possibility of new political movements transforming nation states and transcending global markets.

The Political Economy of Romanian Socialism

Author: William E. Crowther

Publisher: Praeger Publishers


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 205

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Crowther has produced an able overview of Romania, encompassing political and socioeconomic history as well as contemporary domestic and international circumstances of the Nicolae Ceausescu regime. "Choice" This volume focuses on post-World War II Romania as a case study in state socialist politics. Crowther skillfully describes the consolidation of power following the inception of communist rule. He asserts that the current Romanian regime--and those of the other state socialist countries--can best be understood when viewed as integral elements in coherent political economies. Crowther analyzes developed national communism, placing contemporary Romania in the context of the international environment and exploring the impact of external factors on the domestic political system. Finally, he discusses the implications of the Romanian example for the study of state socialist political systems in general.

Capitalism and Socialism in Cuba

A Study of Dependency, Development and Underdevelopment

Author: Patricia Ruffin

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349208051

Category: Political Science

Page: 212

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Capitalism and Socialism in Cuba documents the history of the attempts by a small island nation to survive and gain respectability within an everchanging international political economy. Professor Ruffin presents a detailed account of the social, political, and economic forces affecting Cuba's prospects for development under both capitalism and socialism. Part one of the study focuses on Cuba's historical association with capitalism and the relationship that Cuba established with the United States. Part two of the study delineates the nature of Cuba-Soviet relations and deals exclusively with the question of socialist dependency. Professor Ruffin's study is a systematic analysis of the internal (race and class formations) and external (capitalism and socialism) factors that have thus far shaped Cuban history.

Political Economy and Global Capitalism

The 21st Century, Present and Future

Author: Robert Albritton,Bob Jessop,Richard Westra

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 0857286757

Category: Political Science

Page: 259

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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. It 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.

Dependency and Socialism in the Modern Caribbean

Superpower Intervention in Guyana, Jamaica, and Grenada, 1970-1985

Author: Euclid A. Rose

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739104484

Category: Political Science

Page: 450

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Was the Anglophone Caribbean condemned by its colonial history to permanent conditions of dependency and by Cold War geopolitical realities to international interventionism? In Dependency and Socialism in the Modern Caribbean Euclid Rose focuses upon the efforts made by the English-speaking Caribbean through case studies that compare and contrast the political economies of Guyana, Jamaica, and Grenada to break out of the legacy of colonial dependency and underdevelopment through the implementation of a Caribbean brand of socialism. The work considers the Caribbean's adoption of Fabian-style socialism as an alternative to capitalist development and how these socialist policies were impacted by differences in infrastructure capacity, economic and social resources and political agendas. It highlights the pivotal role of race and class, and the hitherto little studied impact of religion, on the region's political economy. Moreover, the study calculates the impact of the global economy upon Caribbean socio-economic conditions, and the ideological, geopolitical, and strategic implications of the Cold War and the Caribbean's socialist alignment on the nature, character, and intensity of British and American interventionism in the region. A must read for political economists in search of a greater understanding of the postcolonial political economy of the Caribbean and Latin America."

Europe and Economic Reform in Africa

Structural Adjustment and Economic Diplomacy

Author: Obed O. Mailafia

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134753233

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

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This book explores the complex, post-colonial relationship between Europe and African states. Using new field work as well as existing material the author explores * the dynamics of diplomacy * the operating practices of EU agreements * responses to debt and structural adjustment

Gender and Global Restructuring

Sightings, Sites and Resistances

Author: Marianne H. Marchand,Anne Sisson Runyan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134737769

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Theory of International Law

Author: Grigoriĭ Ivanovich Tunkin

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674880016

Category: Law

Page: 497

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The 1970s promised important readjustments in relations among the great powers, perhaps a reconstituted Europe and Asia, as well as a possible new role for "third world" countries. National attitudes toward the law of nations both shaped and reflected developments of this nature. As a great power, the Soviet Union was a principal actor in what transpired, but until now there has been no systematic exposition in the English language of how Soviet jurists regarded the world legal order. The present volume, published in Moscow in 1970, is the most profound and comprehensive study of international legal theory yet produced by a Soviet jurist. Its author, who holds the Chair of International Law at Moscow State University and for many years was the legal adviser to the USSR Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is widely credited with elaborating the juridical underpinnings of peaceful coexistence in the USSR from the mid-1950s. This book, earlier versions of which have appeared in Eastern and Western Europe, contains the fullest statement of his views. Tunkin traces the development and shaping of international law since 1917, the processes of forming and modifying international legal rules, and the nature of state responsibility under the law of nations. Of special interest to the general reader and specialist in international affairs will be Tunkin's extensive discussion of the interaction among international law, foreign policy, and diplomacy; of the legal nature of international organizations; of the principal factors at work in international politics; and of the nature of legal ties among socialist countries. The latter has been a special concern following the Czechoslovak events of 1968 and the adoption of a comprehensive program for economic integration among socialist states. For this American edition, Tunkin has brought his book up to date and Dr. Butler has supplied an introduction, a translation note, a list of the author's publications, and a glossary of Russian international legal terms.

China's Reforms and International Political Economy

Author: Zweig David,David Zweig

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415547032

Category: Political Science

Page: 264

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Written by an international team of experts from the US, UK, Hong Kong, China, Korea and Canada, this important and interesting book examines and exploresthe relationship between the international political and economic system, and Chinae(tm)s economic and political transition. Exploring international relations theory with a China-centric view, thebook addresses key and significant questions such as: Has the outside world shaped Chinae(tm)s position within the global polity and economic, and affected the way China deals with the world economy? Have Chinese leaders and foreign policy makers internalized the norms and values of the global economic activity? Who are the key players in China in this process of globalization? Giving vital insights into Chinae(tm)s likely development and international influence in the next decade, Chinae(tm)s Reforms and International Political Economy is an essential and invaluable read.

Marxism Today

Essays on Capitalism, Socialism, and Strategies for Social Change

Author: Harry R. Targ

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275946043

Category: Political Science

Page: 215

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A revisionist examination of the collapse of communism, offering analysis of the reality of contemporary capitalism with new ideas about socialism and the socialist project.

Socialism After Communism

The New Market Socialism

Author: Christopher Pierson

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780271014791

Category: Political Science

Page: 249

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Christopher Pierson assesses the evidence of terminal decline, but finds rather a whole series of deep-seated challenges to traditional forms of socialist and social democratic thinking. Above all, these problems are to be found in the political economy of social democracy and its commitment to incremental change in the context of an increasingly globalized market economy. The latter chapters of the book are devoted to an assessment of market socialism, one of the most vigorous and innovative attempts to seek to recast socialist aspirations under these quite changed circumstances. In essence, market socialism represents an attempt to reconcile new forms of social ownership with the seeming ubiquity of the market. Having outlined this position, Pierson carefully and systematically critiques it and, in the process, develops a set of distinctive arguments about the nature of social ownership, the potential of the labor-managed economy, and the appropriate forms for an extension of economic democracy.

Political Economy and the Labour Party

The Economics of Democratic Socialism, 1884-2005

Author: Noel W. Thompson

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415328802

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 340

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`In Political Economy and the Labour Party, Noel Thompson gives an informative and stimulating outline of the ideas and theories that have shaped the party's economic policy since 1900.' - Times Literary Supplement A new edition of the American Library Association's `Outstanding Academic Book' award winner. This new volume brings this study of the rich tradition of British socialist political economy and its influence on the British Labour Party fully up-to-date. Surveying the Labour tradition from the Fabianism of the Webbs to the `social-ism' of Tony Blair's Third Way, this new edition considers the critical engagement of these political economies with capitalism and the policies they articulate. It also discusses the manner in which they influence, or establish the context for, Labour's economic thinking and policymaking and traces the ideological trajectory British social democratic political economy over the course of the twentieth century. In its concluding chapter this volume assesses the present character of the political economy advanced by the Labour Party and raises the question as to whether it can any longer be considered part of the social democratic tradition. This is an essential new edition of this now standard text for students taking courses on the history of political and economic thought and, more generally, courses on the political and intellectual history of nineteenth- and twentieth-century Britain.

Socialist Unemployment

The Political Economy of Yugoslavia, 1945-1990

Author: Susan L. Woodward

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691025513

Category: Political Science

Page: 443

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In the first political analysis of unemployment in a socialist country, Susan Woodward argues that the bloody conflicts that are destroying Yugoslavia stem not so much from ancient ethnic hatreds as from the political and social divisions created by a failed socialist program to prevent capitalist joblessness. Under Communism the concept of socialist unemployment was considered an oxymoron; when it appeared in postwar Yugoslavia, it was dismissed as illusory or as a transitory consequence of Yugoslavia's unorthodox experiments with worker-managed firms. In Woodward's view, however, it was only a matter of time before countries in the former Soviet bloc caught up with Yugoslavia, confronting the same unintended consequences of economic reforms required to bring socialist states into the world economy. By 1985, Yugoslavia's unemployment rate had risen to 15 percent. How was it that a labor-oriented government managed to tolerate so clear a violation of the socialist commitment to full employment? Proposing a politically based model to explain this paradox, Woodward analyzes the ideology of economic growth, and shows that international constraints, rather than organized political pressures, defined government policy. She argues that unemployment became politically "invisible," owing to its redefinition in terms of guaranteed subsistence and political exclusion, with the result that it corrupted and ultimately dissolved the authority of all political institutions. Forced to balance domestic policies aimed at sustaining minimum standards of living and achieving productivity growth against the conflicting demands of the world economy and national security, the leadership inadvertently recreated the social relations of agrarian communities within a postindustrial society.

China's Transition to a Socialist Market Economy

Author: Mohamed Osman Suliman

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781567201420

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 206

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China's transition to a socialist market economy is unique and unprecedented, the result of China's ability to correct the "big bang" approach adopted by Eastern European countries when they attempted to achieve the same goal and because of its own unique internal characteristics. Suliman and his contributors juxtapose native Chinese experiences with observations by academics in the U.S., thus integrating the ideas of people observing China from the outside with the ideas of people living there and experiencing these changes firsthand.

The Global Political Economy and Post-1989 Change

The Place of the Central European Transition

Author: E. Ashworth

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0333985036

Category: Political Science

Page: 203

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This book examines the effect of post-Soviet transitions on current problem solving trends with regards to world capitalism. The fall of Soviet communism left liberal capitalism as the dominant blueprint from which to construct economic development policies. Using Central Europe as an example it is shown that the application of the Western liberal-capitalist model has not been without its difficulties. This book endeavours to place the changes to the global political economy, since 1989, in a theoretical and historical context.