Long Twentieth Century Money, Power and the Origins of Our Time

ISBN-10: 1844673049

ISBN-13: 9781844673049

Edition: 2009 (Revised)

Authors: Giovanni Arrighi

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Winner of the American Sociological Association PEWS Award for Distinguished Scholarship: a comprehensive analysis of the development of world capitalism over the millennium. The Long Twentieth Centurytraces the epochal shifts in the relationship between capital accumulation and state formation over a 700-year period. Building on the work of Fernand Braudel, Arrighi argues that the history of capitalism has unfolded as a succession of "long centuries"--ages during which a hegemonic power deploying a novel combination of economic and political networks secured control over an expanding world-economic space. The book concludes with an examination of the forces which have shaped and are now poised to undermine America's world power. Now a classic of history and sociology, the book is fully updated in the light of recent events.
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Book details

List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Verso Books
Publication date: 2/16/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.452
Language: English

List of Figures
Preface and Acknowledgements
The Three Hegemonies of Historical Capitalism
Hegemony, Capitalism, and Territorialism
The Origins of the Modern Interstate System
British Hegemony and Free-Trade Imperialism
US Hegemony and the Rise of the Free Enterprise System
Towards a New Research Agenda
The Rise of Capital
The Antecedents of Systemic Cycles of Accumulation
The Genesis of High Finance
The First (Genoese) Systemic Cycle of Accumulation
The Second (Dutch) Systemic Cycle of Accumulation
The Dialectic of State and Capital
Industry, Empire, and the "Endless" Accumulation of Capital
The Third (British) Systemic Cycle of Accumulation
The Dialectic of Capitalism and Territorialism
The Dialectic of Capitalism and Territorialism (Continued)
Reprise and Preview
The Long Twentieth Century
The Dialectic of Market and Plan
The Fourth (US) Systemic Cycle of Accumulation
The Dynamics of Global Crisis
Epilogue: Can Capitalism Survive Success?
Postscript to the Second Edition
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