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Global Reordering

The Rise and Fall of Emerging Powers

Globalisation, US Power and the Global North-South Divide

Authors: Kiely, Ray

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  • Provides a great deal of new empirical material to illustrate the argument for the end of the rise of the South
  • Argues that we are shifting towards an emerging markets crisis
  • Uses this to re-visit important questions about development theory and IR theory
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This book critically examines the argument that the Global South has risen in recent years, that its rise has intensified since the 2008 financial crisis, and that this in turn has hastened the decline of the West and the US in particular. Drawing on critical theories of international relations and development, Kiely puts the rise into context and shows how the factors that aided the rise of the South have now given way to a less favourable international context. Indeed, economic problems in China and other leading countries, falling commodity prices and capital outflows point us in the direction of identifying a new phase of the 2008 financial crisis: an emerging markets crisis. Kiely argues that this is a crisis which demonstrates the continued dependent position of the South in the context of the uneven and combined development of international capitalism.

About the authors

Ray Kiely is Professor of Politics at Queen Mary University of London, UK. He is the author of eight previous books including Rethinking Imperialism (2010), and The BRICS, US ‘Decline’ and Global Transformations (2015).

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“Reviving older debates from development theory, Kiely critically uses the concepts of dependency and uneven development to put the so-called rise of the South into context, and to show how we are now moving into a far more uncertain era of slowdown and perhaps even crisis. This is a clear and compelling account.” (Andy Sumner, King's College, London, UK)

“Claims about the ‘Rise of the South’ and the ‘decline of the USA’ suggest that the global economy is undergoing an epochal transformation. This book examines these world-historical changes in unprecedented detail. It brings about a picture that is much more complex, nuanced and uncertain than that allowed by conventional discourses, suggesting that the emerging markets boom may be giving way to crisis. This book is a tour de force by one of the most prominent political sociologists today. An indispensible read.” (Alfredo Saad-Filho, SOAS University of London, UK)

“One of the most timely books of our era. The deepening economic problems in many of the leading developing states of the global south, from China to South Africa to Brazil, sustains Ray Kiely’s analysis of structural reasons for why the earlier emerging markets boom is now  turning - in a new ominous phase of the global disorder unleashed on Wall Street in 2008 - into an emerging market crisis. With this important new book, Kiely reinforces his status as one of the most profound and perceptive scholars of international political economy today.” (Leo Panitch, York University, Toronto, Canada)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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eBook £39.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-34012-8
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Hardcover £49.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-34011-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-81656-2
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Rise and Fall of Emerging Powers
Book Subtitle
Globalisation, US Power and the Global North-South Divide
Authors
Series Title
Global Reordering
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-34012-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-34012-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-34011-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-81656-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 111
Topics