Globalization and Transnational Capitalism

Crisis, Opportunities and Alternatives

Edited by: Li Xing, Gorm Winther, Li Jizhen

This volume examines how globalization and transnational capitalism have reshaped the terrain and parameters of social, economic, and political relations - both at the national and the global levels - and how the relations of domination and subordination are reproduced in new forms beyond national borders. It discusses the essential question on whether the resilient hegemony of transnational capitalism can be possibly reproduced, containing alternative systems of organization. The book can be heuristically summarized by the Chinese words for "crisis," which is made up of two syllables - Wei and Ji - representing danger and opportunity, respectively. It means that there is a crisis, there is an element of danger, and that there is opportunity. Consequently, while it is important to understand the embedded limits of capitalism, it is equally important to continue the effort to search for alternative opportunities.

258 pages

Publication Date: 8/10/2009
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9788773079560