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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Empire of Capital by Ellen Meiksins Wood
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. No trivia or quizzes yet. Yet, as Wood powerfully demonstrates, the economic empire of capital has also created a new unlimited militarism. With the United States as the central power of this “new imperialism”, the world is being ordered to se 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?
We are experiencing technical difficulties. 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.
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Jul 27, Andy rated it it was amazing Shelves: Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. Wood, a professor at York University in Caital and an orthodox economic determinist, argues that the source of an empire’s wealth drives its military, administrative and ideological practices.
Kalle Vaarala rated it really liked it Dec 26, Jake rated it really liked it Apr 20, Sign in to annotate. Any other coaching guidance? Inspired by Your Browsing History. Offering historical events functionalist explanations, in which economic and political decisions are taken because of the requirements or inner contradictions of capital, is the obvious consequence of such a framework. The Point of It All. Will rated it really liked it Apr 19, In Praise of Blood.
Johnny rated it really liked it May 25, Capitalism makes possible a new form of domination by purely economic means, argues Ellen Meiksins Wood. 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.
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Empire of Capital
Especially think she makes a great argument about the continuing importance of nation states as a response to those who say they are less important. Looking for More Great Reads? In laying out her argument, the author starts with an analysis of Athens, Rome and China. This is the empire of capital, designed to universalise the economic imperatives of capitalism throughout the world. A worthwhile study for leftist academics, Wood’s book is not written to appeal to a broader audience.
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Bryan rated it really liked it Sep 15, LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. So, surely, even the most seasoned White House hawk would prefer to exercise global hegemony in this way, without costly colonial entanglements.