New Book: Globalization and Its Discontents Revisited – Anti-Globalization in the Era of Trump

By Joseph E. Stiglitz. From W.W. Norton: In this crucial expansion and update of his landmark bestseller, renowned economist and Nobel Prize winner Joseph E. Stiglitz addresses globalization’s new discontents in the United States and Europe. Immediately upon publication, Globalization and Its Discontents became a touchstone in the globalization debate by demonstrating how the International … More New Book: Globalization and Its Discontents Revisited – Anti-Globalization in the Era of Trump

New Book: Who’s Afraid of John Maynard Keynes? Challenging Economic Governance in an Age of Growing Inequality

By Paul Davidson. From Palgrave: Davidson explains the importance of the market economy, and unveils how and why global financial crises occur when the liquidity of financial assets traded in the market, suddenly collapse. 70 years after Keynes’ death, in another era of financial crisis and economic slump, Keynes’ ideas have made a comeback within … More New Book: Who’s Afraid of John Maynard Keynes? Challenging Economic Governance in an Age of Growing Inequality

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