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Politics of Globalization presents an up-to-date perspective on the kaleidoscopic politics of globalization. The authors analyze the existing definitions of capitalism and argue that globalization and the consequent growing multi-polarity in world politics is not a crisis but a proliferation of capitalisms. This network of capitalisms becomes the framework of the politics of the new globalization.

From ‘We the People’ to ‘We the Planet’: Neoconservative Visions of a Global USA
From ‘we the people’ to ‘we the planet’: Neoconservative visions of a global USA
Manfred B.Steger

In a recent collection of discerning essays analysing the global reach of American power and its consequences, the contributors identify a ‘paradox’ at the heart of ‘global USA’: although America represents one of the strongest globalizing forces, it pursues, on many counts, policies that are anti-global in essence. As Bruce Mazlish puts it in his introduction, ‘The most powerful actor on the global stage seems resolutely determined not to live in the world it is helping to create through globalization’ (Mazlish 2007: 1). To be sure, this ‘paradox of a global USA’ relates to the familiar issues ...

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