New Book: The World-System as Unit of Analysis

Edited by Roberto Patricio Korzeniewicz From Routledge: World-system analyses have recast the study of between- and within-nation country inequality as constituent aspects of a single field of inquiry: the study of inequality and social stratification as processes that always have been global in their very essence. World-system analyses maintain that global social stratification pivots around … More New Book: The World-System as Unit of Analysis

New Book: Global Inequalities in World-Systems Perspective

Edited by Manuela Boatca, Andrea Komlosy, & Hans-Heinrich Nolte. From Routledge: During its 500-year history, the modern world-system has seen several shifts in hegemony. Yet, since the decline of the U.S. in the 1970s, no single core power has attained a hegemonic position in an increasingly polarized world. As income inequalities have become more pronounced … More New Book: Global Inequalities in World-Systems Perspective

‘Africa Rising’ in Retreat – New Signs of Resistance

by Patrick Bond A few years ago, at the very moment that Africa’s GDP ceased its rapid 2002–11 increase, a profound myth took hold in elite economic and political circles, embodied in the slogan “Africa Rising.”1 That myth persists. Deutsche Bundesbank president Jens Weidmann claimed in June 2017 at a Berlin conference that “Africa stands … More ‘Africa Rising’ in Retreat – New Signs of Resistance

New Book: Global Perspectives on the Bretton Woods Conference & the Post-War World Order

From Palgrave. Edited by Giles Scott-Smith & J. Simon Rofe  This book repositions the groundbreaking Bretton Woods conference of July 1944 as the first large-scale multilateral North-South dialogue on global financial governance. It moves beyond the usual focus on Anglo-American interests by highlighting the influence of delegations from Latin America, India, the Soviet Union, France, and … More New Book: Global Perspectives on the Bretton Woods Conference & the Post-War World Order

New Book: The Class Struggle in Latin America – Making History Today

By James Petras, Henry Veltmeyer. From Routledge: The Class Struggle in Latin America: Making History Today analyses the political and economic dynamics of development in Latin America through the lens of class struggle. Focusing in particular on Peru, Paraguay, Chile, Colombia, Argentina, Brazil and Venezuela, the book identifies how the shifts and changing dynamics of … More New Book: The Class Struggle in Latin America – Making History Today

New Book: Understanding Global Poverty – Causes, Capabilities and Human Development

By Serena Cosgrove, Benjamin Curtis. From Routledge: Understanding Global Poverty introduces students to the study and analysis of poverty, helping them to understand why it is pervasive across human societies, and how it can be reduced through proven policy solutions. Using the capabilities and human development approach, the book foregrounds the human aspects of poverty, … More New Book: Understanding Global Poverty – Causes, Capabilities and Human Development

Innovation, Intellectual Property, and Development: A Better Set of Approaches for the 21st Century

By Dean Baker, Arjun Jayadev and Joseph Stiglitz. From the abstract: This paper aims to provide an intellectual basis to think about the relationship between development, intellectual property and innovation; where we currently are and what alternatives are available. For the most part, we are concerned less with the implications of current IP laws for … More Innovation, Intellectual Property, and Development: A Better Set of Approaches for the 21st Century