Empire of Capital [Ellen Meiksins Wood] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Capitalism makes possible a new form of domination by purely. Wood, a professor at York University in Toronto and an orthodox economic determinist, argues that the source of an empire’s wealth drives its military. Empire of Capital has ratings and 6 reviews. Andy said: Another great work by Wood. Part economic history, part contemporary political economy. An im.

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This historical perspective is useful empird that it gives the reader a comparative analysis of different empires, at different times in history. Balancing such interpretation with the recognition of certain national or imperial interests, which at times may override the “pure” economic imperatives, serves only to confuse the overall argument. Yet, as Wood powerfully demonstrates, the economic empire of capital has also created a new unlimited militarism.


Editorial Introduction in Historical Materialism. Wood does a great job of exposing the acquisitive nature of capitalist imperialism. Lists with This Book. Wood received a B.

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Wood believes that the inevitable end of a system of universal capitalism is a system of universal war, which is how she sees the new doctrine put forth by the Bush administration in the name of fighting terrorism. Great book on global capitalism that compares the connections between capitalism and modern empires. Gone are the days when an empire was built through land conquests, modern empires are structured around markets and industry.


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She has written many books and articles, some conjointly with her husband, Neal Wood — With the United States as the central power of this “new imperialism”, the world is being ordered to serve the needs of capital. Books by Ellen Meiksins Wood. The next period centers around empires that turned conquest into an economic opportunity.

Discover what to read next. To the propertyless class, this means selling their labour power in the markets. In laying out her argument, the author starts with an analysis of Athens, Rome and China.

A meksins study for leftist academics, Wood’s book is not written to appeal to a broader audience. Jan 17, Pages Buy. Open Preview See a Problem? To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Paperbackemlire. Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now.


Diogo Eduardo rated it liked it Dec 06, Her argument is based on political economy theory, which is rooted in the idea of rational choice scholarship.

She then looks elleen the Spanish empire that was heavily reliant on territorial conquests for extractive rents seeking motives. See all books by Ellen Meiksins Wood. Liz TheoharisThe Reverend Dr.

Empire of Capital by Ellen Meiksins Wood

Jul 27, Iain Capittal added it. With the United States as the central power of this “new imperialism”, the world is being ordered to se How to define the current order of the world, characterised by competing sovereign states, fast cross-border flows of trade and investments, and the overwhelming military dominance of one nation-state committed to an open-ended warfare without any restrictions in space and time?

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