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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.

The Transnational Capitalist Class and the Politics of Capitalist Globalization
The transnational capitalist class and the politics of capitalist globalization
LeslieSklair

In recent years debates about the positives and negatives of capitalism have been overtaken by debates about the positives and negatives of globalization. Globalization is a relatively new idea in the social sciences, though some argue that while the term is new, what the term denotes is not a novel set of phenomena (see Waters 2001). What most scholars agree about, however, is that the term has many meanings and that the debates around these meanings are often confused. Much of the confusion derives from an untheorized identification of globalization with what we can term capitalist globalization. The idea of capitalist globalization implies, of course, that ...

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