Imperialism: globalisation, the state and war (International Socialism, #93)

Imperialism globalisation the state and war International Socialism THE THIRD MAJOR WAR in a decade began in Afghanistan in October After the end of the Cold War many commentators and politicians predicted an era of peaceful market led prosperity But the Gulf Wa

  • Title: Imperialism: globalisation, the state and war (International Socialism, #93)
  • Author: John Rees Jonathan Neale Anne Alexander Mike Gonzalez Chris Harman
  • ISBN: 9781898876823
  • Page: 468
  • Format: Paperback
  • THE THIRD MAJOR WAR in a decade began in Afghanistan in October 2001 After the end of the Cold War many commentators and politicians predicted an era of peaceful, market led prosperity But the Gulf War, the Balkan War and now the conflict in Central Asia have underlined the fact that we live in a dangerous and unstable system What is it about the nature of the modern caTHE THIRD MAJOR WAR in a decade began in Afghanistan in October 2001 After the end of the Cold War many commentators and politicians predicted an era of peaceful, market led prosperity But the Gulf War, the Balkan War and now the conflict in Central Asia have underlined the fact that we live in a dangerous and unstable system What is it about the nature of the modern capitalist system that produces this drive to war John Rees, editor of International Socialism, looks at Imperialism globalisation, the state and war This analysis examines How the process of globalisation has created instability The effect of the collapse of the Stalinist system on the nature of imperialism The role of oil in the causes of war in the Balkans and Central Asia The evolution of US policy and power in the last decade The response of the left to the new imperialism Imperialism is a concise account of the main outlines of the capitalist system and the nature of inter state rivalry at the beginning of the 21st century It is indispensable for anyone who wants to understand the economic and political roots of war.A HISTORY of Afghanistan is the first of our articles looking at imperialism s current manifestations Jonathan Neale, author of The American War, looks at why it has become the most wretched place on earth Anne Alexander, author of The New Intifada, examines the state of the Middle East, and Mike Gonzalez explains the real reasons behind Plan Colombia BOSSES and media pundits blame job losses on 1 1 September, Chris Harman, author of Economics of the Madhouse, examines the new world recession, arguing that the contradictions which lead the economy from boom to bust were already well in place

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