The New Imperialism

Paperback | January 24, 2005

byDavid Harvey

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People around the world are confused and concerned. Is it a sign of strength or of weakness that the US has suddenly shifted from a politics of consensus to one of coercion on the world stage? What was really at stake in the war on Iraq? Was it all about oil and, if not, what else wasinvolved? What role has a sagging economy played in pushing the US into foreign adventurism and what difference does it make that neo-conservatives rather than neo-liberals are now in power? What exactly is the relationship between US militarism abroad and domestic politics?These are the questions taken up in this compelling and original book. Closely argued but clearly written, 'The New Imperialism' builds a conceptual framework to expose the underlying forces at work behind these momentous shifts in US policies and politics. The compulsions behind the projection ofUS power on the world as a 'new imperialism' are here, for the first time, laid bare for all to see.This new paperback edition contains an Afterword written to coincide with the result of the 2004 American presidental election.

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People around the world are confused and concerned. Is it a sign of strength or of weakness that the US has suddenly shifted from a politics of consensus to one of coercion on the world stage? What was really at stake in the war on Iraq? Was it all about oil and, if not, what else wasinvolved? What role has a sagging economy played in...

David Harvey is a Distinguished Professor, Ph.D Program in Anthropology, City University of New York.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.74 inPublished:January 24, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199278083

ISBN - 13:9780199278084

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Table of Contents

1. All about Oil2. How America's Power Grew3. Capital Bondage4. Accumulation by Dispossession5. Consent to CoercionAFTERWORDFurther ReadingBibliographyNotesIndex

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`'Navigating effortlessly between history, economics, geography and politics, with persuasive argument and lucid prose, David Harvey places today's headlines in context and makes sense of the early twenty-first century maelstrom we're all caught up in. His concept of accumulation bydispossession will go far. 'The New Imperialism' is a truly useful book.''Susan George, Associate Director, The Transnational Institute, Amsterdam