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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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? Bryan rated it really liked it Sep 15, 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.

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LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. Great book on global capitalism that compares the connections between capitalism and modern empires. Litro rated it really liked it Dec 30, Wood presents a thought-provoking interpretation of the nature of the contemporary US hegemony in light of a selection of earlier empires from the Arab Muslim Empire to Roman Empire and from Italian city-states to the British Empire, distinguishing the current capitalist imperialism from the earlier forms of imperialism based on direct political and military coercion and the extraction of profit through simple expropriation or trade.

Empire of Capital by Ellen Meiksins Wood

Jerod Ra’Del rated it liked it Aug 14, From toWood was an editor, along with Harry Magdoff and Paul Sweezy, of Monthly Review, the independent socialist magazine. This historical perspective is useful in that it gives the reader a comparative analysis of different empires, at different times in his 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. Jake rated it really meikssins it Apr 20, Paperbackpages.

So, surely, even the most seasoned White House hawk would prefer to exercise global hegemony in this way, without costly colonial entanglements. Have an Access Token? Trivia About Empire of Capital.

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The Day After the Revolution. Peter rated it really liked it Apr 23, Liz TheoharisThe Reverend Dr. Gone are the days when an empire was built through land conquests, modern empires are structured around markets and industry. Robin rated it it was amazing Nov 12, So, surely, even the most seasoned White House hawk would prefer to exercise mekksins hegemony in this way, without costly colonial entanglements.

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Yet, she acknowledges the complex relationship that nation states play as a coercive arm that enforces property rights through capitalism. 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 meiksinns.

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