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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The fact the author states that America is an empire, is a good start.
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Empire of Capital by Ellen Meiksins Wood. Slavoj Zizek and V. Jan 17, Pages Buy. Lists with This Book. Kevin rated it it was amazing Nov 16, Please login and go to your personal user account to enter your access token.
She then looks at the Spanish empire that was heavily reliant on territorial conquests for extractive rents seeking motives. Especially fllen she makes a great argument about the continuing importance of nation states as a response to those who say they are less important.
Empire of Capital by Ellen Meiksins Wood
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?
Another great work by Wood. Ana rated it really liked it Jan 29, Bryan rated it really liked it Sep 15, Jake rated it really liked it Apr 20, Yet, as Wood powerfully demonstrates, the economic empire of capital has also created a new unlimited militarism. From toWood was an editor, along with Harry Magdoff and Paul Sweezy, of Monthly Review, the independent socialist magazine.
Jun 11, Samir Salifou rated it liked it. The next period centers around empires that turned conquest into an economic opportunity. Anti-Science and the Assault on Democracy. Aug 25, Sara Salem rated it really liked it. Charles Davis rated it really liked it Oct 21, In Empire of Capital, Ellen Meiskins Wood writes a thoroughly researched and well-argued case about a new form of empire that is based in capitalist theory.
The connections she draws between economic and imperial systems are intriguing but incomplete explanations of geopolitical dynamics. Economics for the Many. Peter rated it really liked it Apr 23, Liz TheoharisThe Reverend Dr.
The book culminates with a study of what Wood describes as the “new imperialism we call globalization. She has written many books and articles, some conjointly with her husband, Neal Wood — By contrast Capitalism makes possible a new form of domination by purely economic means, argues Ellen Meiksins Wood. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. 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.
Great book on global capitalism that compares the connections between capitalism and modern empires. Concise, readable and persuasive analysis tracing the evolution of imperalist projects through pre- and early capitalist forms through to today’s globalised ‘Empire of Capital’ sustained, she argues, by the US-led permanent ‘state of war’ without limit in space and time.
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Discover what to read next. Please try again later. Ellen Wood’s study of the new imperialism represents the latest instance of her broader project of reconstituting a non-deterministic form of Marxism which is able both to explain the historical specificity of capitalism and to inform socialist political activity.
To producers, it means the need for constant improvement of competitiveness and productivity. About Empire of Capital Capitalism makes possible a new form of domination by purely economic means, argues Ellen Meiksins Wood.
Part economic history, part contemporary political economy.
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Nov 17, Paul rated it it was amazing. Capitalism makes possible a new form of domination by purely economic means, argues Ellen Meiksins Wood. Robin rated it it was amazing Nov 12, Wood’s analysis is short and pithy, but the book’s convincingness suffers from a needless repetition of its basic arguments, as well as from Wood’s Marxist tendency to attribute capitalism with historical agency and a universal, transhistorical logic ca;ital operation.
Allison rated it really liked it Jan 27, Wood believes that the inevitable end of a system of universal capitalism cwpital a system of universal war, which is how she sees the new doctrine put forth by the Bush administration in the name of fighting terrorism. Terms and Conditions Privacy Statement.