Like many buzzwords, “global governance” is poorly understood. In contrast to most mainstream accounts, this book examines global economic governance as an integral moment of contemporary capitalism. Susanne Soederberg presents a critical insight into its real nature and the interests that it serves.
This book begins by asking what has not been discussed in the mainstream debates—and why. Soederberg explores neglected issues including transnational debt and the coercive nature of US aid to “failed states.”
Soederberg argues that mainstream understandings fail to engage with the wider contradictions that characterize global capitalism. In consequence, there is no explanation of the changing nature of American empire and capitalist power.
Furthermore, Soederberg maintains that global governance acts to normalize increasingly austere forms of capitalist expansion.
|Pages||206 pp (Paper)|
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Fletcher Baragar, in Labour/Le Travail writes:
This is a welcome and important contribution to global political economy.
Dieter Misgeld, in Socialist Studies writes:
…this is an informative book, because overall the author works with her strengths and makes use of the detailed knowledge which she possesses of the workings of international financial regimes and their frequently arcane and insidious practices.