The Global Gamble

The Global Gamble

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In The Global Gamble, Peter Gowan argues that, since the collapse of the Soviet bloc, the US government has been pursuing an attempt to construct a global empire--a unipolar world in which Washington can control and shape the pattern of economic and political change in all regions of the globe. Only by understanding this ambition can we grasp the dynamics of international politics and economics in the contemporary world. Gowan explores the origins and distinctive forms of Washington's imperial project, from the collapse of the Soviet bloc through to the Gulf War of 1991, developments in the European Union, the enlargement of NATO and East Asian financial collapse. He also explores the efforts of various neo-liberal intellectuals to legitimate the American project in terms of liberalism. He concludes that the US Faustian project is almost certainly doomed to failure and unless plans are made now for such an eventuality, the world could face grave and possibly catastrophic breakdowns early in the next century.118 But the rise was not so rapid as the crash of the following month, when western banks walked away from the market with some $250 million of speculative profits. ... into the service sector.121 Despite the overall collapse in purchasing power, there has been a rapid social differentiation ... More than half of Polanda#39;s and Czechoslovakiaa#39;s industrial FDI went into a single car industry project: VWa#39;s Skodaanbsp;...

Title:The Global Gamble
Author:Peter Gowan
Publisher:Verso - 1999


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