Adam Smith in Beijing : Lineages of the Twenty-First Century. First Printing in dustjacket

By: ARRIGHI, Giovanni

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ARRIGHI, Giovanni. Adam Smith in Beijing : Lineages of the Twenty-First Century. London / New York : Verso, (2007). First Printing. Pp (10),[xi]-xiii,(1),[1]-418. Index. 8vo, tan paper covered boards, red lettering to spine. "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. In this magisterial new work, Giovanni Arrighi shows how China’s extraordinary rise invites us to read The Wealth of Nations in a radically different way than is usually done. He examines how the recent US attempt to bring into existence the first truly global empire in world history was conceived in order to counter China’s spectacular economic success of the 1990s, and how the US’s disastrous failure in Iraq has made the People’s Republic of China the true winner of the US War on Terror. In the 21st century, China may well become again the kind of noncapitalist market economy that Smith described, under totally different domestic and world-historical conditions." (from the dj). Contents : Introduction. Part I : Adam Smith and the new Asian age. 1. Marx in Detroit, Smith in Beijing. 2. The historical sociology of Adam Smith. 3. Marx, Schumpeter, and the "endless" accumulation of capital and power. Part II : Tracking global turbulence. 4. The economics of global turbulence. 5. Social dynamics of global turbulence. 6.A crisis of hegemony. Part III : Hegemony unraveling. 7. Domination withou t Hegemony. 8. The territorial logic of historical capitalism. 9. The worldstate that never was. Part IV : Lineages of the new Asian age. 10. The cha llenge of "peaceful ascent." 11. States, markets, and capitalism, east and west. 12. Origins and dynamic of the Chinese ascent. Epilgue. Very good in unclipped dustjacket. 30.00

Title: Adam Smith in Beijing : Lineages of the Twenty-First Century. First Printing in dustjacket

Author Name: ARRIGHI, Giovanni

Categories: 888,

Publisher: Verso, London / New York, 2007, ISBN:9781844671045:

Seller ID: 106459

Keywords: CHINA ECONOMICS SOCIOLOGY,