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Adam Smith in Beijing Lineages of the 21st Century

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ISBN-10: 1844672980

ISBN-13: 9781844672981

Edition: 2008

Authors: Giovanni Arrighi, Adam Smith

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Acclaimed exploration of China's emergence as the most dynamic center of current economic expansion. In the late eighteenth century, the political economist Adam Smith predicted an eventual equalization of power between the conquering West and the conquered non-West. Demonstrating Smith's continued relevance to understanding China's extraordinary rise, Arrighi examines the events that have brought it about, and the increasing dependence of US wealth and power on Chinese imports and purchases of US Treasury bonds. In the twenty-first century China may well become again the kind of non-capitalist market economy that Smith described, under totally different domestic and world-historical…    
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Book details

List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Verso Books
Publication date: 1/5/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 418
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Adam Smith was one of the foremost philosophers and personalities of the eighteenth century. As a moral philosopher, Smith was concerned with the observation and rationalization of behavior. His encyclopedic description and insightful analysis of life and commerce in English society established him as an economist at a time when economics was not a recognized discipline. Today he is recognized as the father of the classical school of economics that included Thomas Malthus, David Ricardo, and John Stuart Mill. Smith's major work, The Wealth of Nations (1776), was the single most important economics treatise to appear up to that time. Although significant works on economics preceded it, it…    

List of Figures
Preface and Acknowledgments
Introduction
Adam Smith and the New Asian Age
Marx in Detroit, Smith in Beijing
The Historical Sociology of Adam Smith
Marx, Schumpeter, and the "Endless" Accumulation of Capital and Power
Tracking Global Turbulence
The Economics of Global Turbulence
Social Dynamics of Global Turbulence
A Crisis of Hegemony
Hegemony Unraveling
Domination without Hegemony
The Territorial Logic of Historical Capitalism
The World State that Never Was
Lineages of the New Asian Age
The Challenge of "Peaceful Ascent"
States, Markets, and Capitalism, East and West
Origins and Dynamic of the Chinese Ascent
Epilogue
Bibliography
Index