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Globalisation? Internationalisation and Monopoly Capitalism

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Globalisation? Internationalisation and Monopoly Capitalism

Historical Processes and Capitalist Dynamism

9781840648690 Edward Elgar Publishing
Bob Milward, Senior Lecturer in Economics, University of Central Lancashire, UK
Publication Date: 2004 ISBN: 978 1 84064 869 0 Extent: 208 pp
This book acts as a welcome foil to current thinking on the concept of globalisation, which tends to be divided into two distinct camps: one which suggests that the neo-liberal model has triumphed and has no realistic alternative, and another which argues that globalisation, in its most extreme form, does not really exist, rather having evolved gradually from the very beginnings of industrialisation.

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This book acts as a welcome foil to current thinking on the concept of globalisation, which tends to be divided into two distinct camps: one which suggests that the neo-liberal model has triumphed and has no realistic alternative, and another which argues that globalisation, in its most extreme form, does not really exist, rather having evolved gradually from the very beginnings of industrialisation.

Bob Milward presents an alternative view of globalisation and argues that indeed there has been a continuum in capitalist development, but that this has been forged by historical processes and the dynamism of the competitive forces of capitalism. He identifies the emergence of monopoly capitalism as an important shaping factor, and in so doing sheds light on issues of underdevelopment, multinational imperialism and crises in advanced capitalist economies.

This radical, multidisciplinary account of the condition of the global economy, encompassing a critique of the neo-liberal foundations of orthodox global analysis, will appeal to an extensive audience. Students, researchers and academics in the fields of economics, heterodox economics, economic geography, politics, sociology, development studies, international relations and public policy will find Globalisation? Internationalisation and Monopoly Capitalism to be an engaging read.
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‘There is no doubt that Bob Milward has written a book which is intrinsically interesting, has a clear message, and is a useful contribution in a debate often muddied with hyperbole. . . . it deserves a wide readership from those. . . interested in making sense of persistent economic imbalances in twenty-first century capitalism.’
– Paul Benneworth, EH.Net

‘It [the book] offers a well-balanced, well-researched analysis of the present globalism from an appropriately broad-based position, both in breadth of analysis and appropriate focus, and provides a very telling account of the inadequacies of the neo-classical position.’
– Keith Cowling, University of Warwick, UK
Contents
Contents: 1. Introduction 2. Globalisation? 3. Internationalisation 4. Monopoly Capitalism 5. Global Finance 6. Industry 7. Culture 8. Labour 9. Welfare States 10. Trade 11. Development and Underdevelopment 12. Regulation 13. Regionalisation 14. Concluding Remarks Bibliography Index
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