Political Economy

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Convergence as Adaptivity

Argues that states substitute unwanted policy changes dictated by globalization with politically feasible ones, leading to policy convergence.

Global Libidinal Economy

Claims unconscious desire plays a constitutive role in global political economy.

The China Record

Detailed assessment of the People's Republic of China as an alternative mode of political system and as a distinctive model of socioeconomic development.

Capitalism for All

Demonstrates that a true liberal capitalism has the capacity to enable personal well-being while dealing with new challenges such as pandemics, climate change, and automation.

A New American Labor Movement

Describes how new kinds of direct-action labor movements are emerging to reshape American labor activism in the twenty-first century.

Imagining the Fed

Traces the six-decade struggle for power within the Federal Reserve System from the perspective of the central bankers who shaped the Fed.

Energy, the Modern State, and the American World System

Examines political authority in the modern era as a function of specific energy politics.

The Debt of the Living

An analysis of theological and philosophical understandings of debt and its role in contemporary capitalism.

Toward a Critical Theory of States

In-depth study of the enduring impact of the 1970s debate between state theorists Ralph Miliband and Nicos Poulantzas.

Hegel and Capitalism

Edited by Andrew Buchwalter
Subjects: Philosophy

Examines Hegel’s unique understanding and assessment of capitalism as an economic, social, and cultural phenomenon.

Corporate Power, Oligopolies, and the Crisis of the State

Addresses the power of oligopolistic corporations in contemporary society.

The New Governance of Welfare States in the United States and Europe

Detailed examination of the territorial and governance dimensions of contemporary welfare reforms in the United States and Europe.

Happiness, Democracy, and the Cooperative Movement

Examines the political significance of ideas about happiness through the work of utilitarian philosophers William Thompson and Jeremy Bentham.

Civilizing Globalization, Revised and Expanded Edition

Discusses the many facets of globalization and its feasible reform in easy-to-understand language.

Community, Culture, and Economic Development, Second Edition

Newly updated comparative study of economic development policy, and its relationship with local power structures and cultural and social relations, in two Maryland towns.

Systems of Violence, Second Edition

Expanded new edition of an important study of the protracted violence in Colombia.

Energy and Empire

Reveals the role played by political and economic elites in the privileging of civilian commercial nuclear energy over other options, such as solar, in the United States after 1945.

The Challenges of Global Business Authority

An astute assessment of democratic principles and decision-making structures in the global business world.

Policing Narratives and the State of Terror

Examines the recent “War on Terror” and the increasing privatization of international policing through the lens of detective fiction and security and espionage narratives.

Negotiating Democracy

Explores the relationship between media and democracy against the broader background of globalization.

Rescuing Regulation

Fashions a new way of defending the importance of economic regulation.

Mediating Globalization

Argues that institutional context drives economic globalization in the United States and Britain.

Debating the Global Financial Architecture

Looks at alternatives to international financial institutions such as the IMF and World Bank.