International Political Economy Series

American Empire and the Political Economy of Global Finance

Editors: Panitch, L., Konings, M. (Eds.)

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In a lively critique of how international and comparative political economy misjudge the relationship between global markets and states, this book demonstrates the central place of the American state in today's world of globalized finance. The contributors set aside traditional emphases on military intervention, looking instead to economics.

About the authors

LEO PANITCH is the Canada Research Chair in Comparative Political Economy and Distinguished Research Professor at York University, Toronto, Canada, and the co-editor of the Socialist Register.

MARTIJN KONINGS is currently a researcher at York University, Toronto, Canada.

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'Panitch and Konings do a marvellous job in bringing together a set of innovative and rigorous chapters that throw critical light on the obscure and complex nature of the American Empire and its role in shaping the landscape of contemporary capitalism. This book is essential reading in understanding how the world works.' - Susanne Soederberg, Canada Research Chair, Global Development Studies, Queen's University, Canada

'This work, written by some of the world's finest scholars on the topic, breaks new ground by demonstrating how finance is anchored in the social structure of the United States in profound and often unique ways. This takes the book far beyond routine assessments of how a dominant political and economic power translates its superiority into financial clout; compared to Europe, let alone the rest of the world, American capitalism also connects a wide variety of interests directly into the financial system. If Gramsci once said that in the United States hegemony grows directly in the factory, this collection demonstrates that it is also directly translated into hegemony in the global financial system. Are we now witness to its demise? At a time of profound financial disturbance, no student of global political economy can afford to ignore this eminent collection.' - Kees van der Pijl, Professor of International Relations, University of Sussex, UK, and author of Global Rivalries from the Cold War to Iraq


Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Demystifying Imperial Finance

    Pages 1-13

    Panitch, Leo (et al.)

  • Finance and American Empire

    Pages 17-47

    Panitch, Leo (et al.)

  • American Finance and Empire in Historical Perspective

    Pages 48-68

    Konings, Martijn

  • US Structural Power and the Internationalization of the US Treasury

    Pages 71-89

    Sarai, David

  • Neoliberalism and the Federal Reserve

    Pages 90-118

    Newstadt, Eric

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
American Empire and the Political Economy of Global Finance
Editors
  • L. Panitch
  • M. Konings
Series Title
International Political Economy Series
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-22767-5
DOI
10.1057/9780230227675
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-55126-8
Softcover ISBN
978-0-230-23608-0
Series ISSN
2662-2483
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 334
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