New Imperialism

ISBN-10: 0199278083

ISBN-13: 9780199278084

Edition: 2005

Authors: David Harvey
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Description: People around the world are confused and concerned. Is it a sign of strength or of weakness that the US has suddenly shifted from a politics of consensus to one of coercion on the world stage? What was really at stake in the war on Iraq? Was it all about oil and, if not, what else was involved? What role has a sagging economy played in pushing the US into foreign adventurism and what difference does it make that neo-conservatives rather than neo-liberals are now in power? What exactly is the relationship between US militarism abroad and domestic politics? These are the questions taken up in this compelling and original book. Closely argued but clearly written, 'The New Imperialism' builds a conceptual framework to expose the underlying forces at work behind these momentous shifts in US policies and politics. The compulsions behind the projection of US power on the world as a 'new imperialism' are here, for the first time, laid bare for all to see. This new paperback edition contains an Afterword written to coincide with the result of the 2004 American presidental election.

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Book details

List price: $25.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/17/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

David Harvey received a Bachelor's degree and Ph.D. in geography from Cambridge University. After graduating in 1961, he joined the geography department at Bristol University as a lecturer. In the following years, he held teaching positions at Johns Hopkins and Oxford universities. He has written numerous books including Justice Nature and the Geography of Differences, The Urban Experience, The Condition of Postmodernity, and An Enquiry into the Origins of Cultural Change. He has received many honors, among them the Outstanding Contributor Award of the Association of American Geographers, the Anders Retzuis Gold Medal of the Swedish Society of Anthropology and Geography, and the Vautrin Lud International Geography Prize.

Preface to the Paperback Edition
Preface to the First Edition
All About Oil
How America's Power Grew
Capital Bondage
Accumulation by Dispossession
Consent to Coercion
Afterword
Bibliography
Further Reading
Notes
Index
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