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The New Development Politics : The Age of Empire Building and New Social Movements.

By: Petras, James.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Description: 1 online resource (200 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780754681045.Subject(s): Globalization | Imperialism | Latin America -- Foreign economic relations -- United States | Latin America -- Social conditions -- 1982- | Social movements -- Latin America | United States -- Foreign economic relations -- Latin AmericaGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The New Development Politics : The Age of Empire Building and New Social MovementsDDC classification: 325.32 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover -- Contents -- 1 Imperialism and Empire-building in the Twenty-first Century -- 2 The US Offensive in Latin America: Golpes, Retreat and Radicalization -- 3 Dirty Money: The Foundation of US Growth and Empire -- 4 The Centrality of the State -- 5 The Myth of the Third Scientific-Technological Revolution -- 6 Neo-mercantilist Empire in Latin America: Bush, ALCA and Plan Colombia -- 7 Peasant-based Socio-political Movements in Latin America -- 8 Brazil's Rural Landless Workers' Movement: Ten Hypotheses on Successful Leadership -- 9 The Unemployed Workers' Movement in Argentina -- 10 Non-governmental Organizations in a Conjuncture of Conflict and War Psychosis -- 11 On Revolutionary Politics -- Bibliography -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y -- Z.
Summary: A critique of current conceptions of international political economy, the role of the state and contemporary social movements, The New Development Politics challenges the dominant paradigms in the field of development studies. Raising fundamental theoretical and empirical questions, it provides a coherent response to the increasing militarization of inter-state relations, increasing protectionism and inter-state rivalries and the growing age of state intervention in political, economic and social life.
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Cover -- Contents -- 1 Imperialism and Empire-building in the Twenty-first Century -- 2 The US Offensive in Latin America: Golpes, Retreat and Radicalization -- 3 Dirty Money: The Foundation of US Growth and Empire -- 4 The Centrality of the State -- 5 The Myth of the Third Scientific-Technological Revolution -- 6 Neo-mercantilist Empire in Latin America: Bush, ALCA and Plan Colombia -- 7 Peasant-based Socio-political Movements in Latin America -- 8 Brazil's Rural Landless Workers' Movement: Ten Hypotheses on Successful Leadership -- 9 The Unemployed Workers' Movement in Argentina -- 10 Non-governmental Organizations in a Conjuncture of Conflict and War Psychosis -- 11 On Revolutionary Politics -- Bibliography -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y -- Z.

A critique of current conceptions of international political economy, the role of the state and contemporary social movements, The New Development Politics challenges the dominant paradigms in the field of development studies. Raising fundamental theoretical and empirical questions, it provides a coherent response to the increasing militarization of inter-state relations, increasing protectionism and inter-state rivalries and the growing age of state intervention in political, economic and social life.

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For the past two decades or so, global Marxism has suffered seismic setbacks with the collapse of the Soviet Union, the betrayal of Communist China, which has turned capitalist, and the unstoppable march of neoliberal globalization. For Petras, the world has changed for the worse. Peasants and workers are still oppressed, while the engagee intellectuals have abandoned the cause by making accommodations with the enemy, global capitalism. He chastises anyone who fails to abide by the historical Marxist orthodoxy of examining the world through the linkages of imperialism, peasants, and workers. He contends that the US is bent on building an empire, driven by its global politico-military aggression. Latin America is being colonized again through a Free Trade Areas for the Americas, just to suck billions of dollars out of the continent, keep Japanese and European competition out, and consolidate the US "neomercantilist" monopoly hold on Latin America. This is hardly a Marxist visionary talking. Those expecting a new viable theory of development, an alternative to globalization, will be disappointed. By sticking to the ideological orthodoxy, Petras has produced a politically correct tract, not an idiosyncratic academic book firmly grounded in solid historical research and cogent logic, a departure from his earlier works. ^BSumming Up: Not recommended. E. Pang Colorado School of Mines

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