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Global Capitalism

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A trenchant analysis of "global" capitalism shows how this economic theory and practice became a world-wide phenomenon with the advent of mass communications and sophisticated technology.

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About the Author:

Will Hutton is the author of the bestselling books The State We're In and The State to Come. Anthony Giddens is the director of the London School of Economics. He is the author of The Third Way: The Renewal of Social Democracy.

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Compiled in the aftermath of December 1999Awhen Seattle protesters surprised the world with a show of antiglobalization activismAthis book displays the diversity of ideas driving a growing movement. Edited by London School of Economics director Giddens (Runaway World, Forecasts, March 27) and Hutton (The State We're In), this volumeAfor better and for worseAlacks a coherent organizing principle as it deals with the effects, both financial and cultural, of globalization. Contributors range from those who primarily oppose globalism to those who are against the very idea of capitalism per se. Most, however, wish to agitate for narrower intellectual and activist goals in this era of multinational corporate power. Essayists (most of whom, like Richard Sennett, Arlie Hochschild and Vandana Shiva, are well known) treat a range of international policy issues: the rise of information technology; the persistence of economic inequality and environmental abuses; women's rights; and individual psychology (e.g., Sennett deals with the dislocation of identity that results from a global culture). Professional capitalists Paul Volcker and George Soros rehearse their critiques of the IMF and assess the lasting effects of the Third World financial crises of 1997 and 1998; Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee delivers, in what is easily the most readable essay here, a critique of "cultural panic," the fear of the globalization of culture ("Sometimes it seems as if a tidal wave of the worst Western culture is creeping across the globe like a giant strawberry milkshake"). Other essays are aimed primarily at policy wonks. On the whole, the book is readable and well researched. Though it doesn't break a lot of new ground, it does provide an intermediate-level survey of the range of leftist ideas circulating these days in response to global capitalism. (Aug.)
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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