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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.

Entering Global Anarchy
Entering global anarchy
ImmanuelWallerstein

The Bush administration has the wind in its sails with the conquest of Iraq. It thinks it can do what it wants and will probably act on this belief for the foreseeable future. It is understandable that Pentagon hawks, who have long preached that militarism would pay off, now feel they have clear proof for their thesis. It is equally natural that opponents of American imperialism should feel demoralized by the apparent US success. I will argue that both assessments miss the mark and fail to grasp what is really happening in the geopolitical arena. In what follows, I will construct my analysis around three periods: the postwar apogee of US hegemony, from 1945 to 1967–1973; the late summer glow, ...

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