ISA World Congress of Sociology: Power, Violence and Justice – Reflections, Responses and Responsibilities

Toronto, Canada, July 15-21, 2018 Since the inception of the discipline, sociologists have been concerned with power, violence and justice. Current social, economic and political challenges enhance their relevance. As capitalist globalization expands and deepens, corporate power increases along with global, national and local inequalities. New geo-political power configurations and confrontations are emerging, with violence … More ISA World Congress of Sociology: Power, Violence and Justice – Reflections, Responses and Responsibilities

Call For Abstracts: “States place in a globalized economy and the reemergence of nationalism,” INET

Since the last big events concerning this topic (Brexit and Trump’s victory), there has been a myriad of editorials and academic articles on the roots of those speeches and practices associated to mid twentieth century totalitarian doctrines (especially nazism and fascism). However, we believe that there is still a blind spot concerning new economic concepts … More Call For Abstracts: “States place in a globalized economy and the reemergence of nationalism,” INET

Capitalism is national & transnational, but what about the money?

This is my short response to William I. Robinson’s post here and Fred Magdoff’s note in the comment section of that post: While I generally agree with Robinson’s and Magdoff’s analyses, what is absent, specifically with respect to Robinson’s discussion, is a concrete assessment of the acute variables that measure the degree to which national … More Capitalism is national & transnational, but what about the money?

New Book: Playing with Fire – Deepened Financial Integration and Changing Vulnerabilities of the Global South

By Yilmaz Akyüz. From Oxford University Press: Starting in the early 1990s many emerging and developing economies (EDEs) liberalized their capital accounts, allowing greater freedom for international lenders and investors to enter their markets as well as for their residents to borrow and invest in international financial markets. Despite recurrent crises, liberalization has continued and … More New Book: Playing with Fire – Deepened Financial Integration and Changing Vulnerabilities of the Global South

Global Capitalism: Reflections on a Brave New World

By William I. Robinson, We are in the throes of a transition to a qualitatively new stage of world capitalism. Its essence is the emergence of truly transnational capital, a transnational capitalist class (TCC) made up of the owners and managers of transnational corporations, and transnational state apparatuses through which the TCC attempts to exercise … More Global Capitalism: Reflections on a Brave New World