Cookies Policy
X

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Introduction

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

This book grapples with some of the most important, but often unanticipated developments in analyses of capitalist society - namely, analyses of the ongoing existence of interstate competition, of militarised foreign policy, and of other international, at times violent conflicts. In many places throughout this study, the author refers to geopolitics rather than imperialism, particularly because the latter term too often connotes the open use of violence, or more specifically war between nation states. The book attempts to bring together the evolution of geopolitical phenomena with an analysis of the fundamental structural characteristics of capitalism, broadly defined. It hopes to make a contribution to explaining the specific world disorder that toggles between integration, US hegemony, and rivalry. In contrast to the political attractiveness of globalisation rhetoric, the book represents an attempt to understand conceptually both the tendencies towards integration and towards rivalry that characterise contemporary capitalism.

Keywords: capitalism; foreign policy; geopolitical conflict; globalisation; international economy; state violence; US hegemony

10.1163/9789004262225_002
/content/books/b9789004262225_002
dcterms_subject,pub_keyword
6
3
Loading

Sign-in

Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
     
    Global Political Economy and the Modern State System — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation