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The Transnational Capitalist Class Hardcover – December 19, 2000

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  • Hardcover: 348 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 1 edition (December 19, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0631224610
  • ISBN-13: 978-0631224617
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 6.2 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,452,193 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"It will henceforth be difficult to theorize globalization without this rich storehouse of information about the global corporations and their role in the current world system." Fredric Jameson, Duke University

"This is a pioneering and innovative study of an aspect of globalization that is rarely treated in any systematic way. Through a judicious mix of conceptual argument and empirical analysis, Leslie Sklair's stimulating and highly readable book lays bare the anatomy of the increasingly significant transnational capitalist class. Highly recommended." Peter Dicken, University of Manchester

"This book provides a stocktaking of the drivers of globalization worldwide, emphasizing the coherence of the process but also its contradictions, particularly those associated with economic inequality and environmental stress." Journal of Australian Political Economy

"The entire process of globalization is fraught with conflicts and new alliances between groups, be they based in corporations, government or social movements. In the end, Sklair does a superb job of depicting which group is dominant in this process and how it vigorously defends its interests from attacks against the culture-ideology of consumerism." International Sociology

"In making his case, Sklair takes a strong position to critique TNC and he pulls no punches. For this reason, he has given us a very important standpoint, along with abundant evidence to sustain his position. But whatever one's position, this book will have a major place in the academic debates." Lauren Langman, Loyola University of Chicago, Theory and Society 31, 2002<!--end-->

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The first book ever to use systematic sociological research to study the relationships between globalization & dominant global corporations, this ground-breaking work brings a fresh perspective to one of the most important sociological debates of our time.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By resistanz on October 10, 2008
Format: Paperback
This is both a theoretical and empirical masterpiece that formulates the transformation of the dominate form of capitalism (capitalist) from nationally based to transnationally (globally based). Tons of primary source research behind this. The 'Global Capitalism School' really developed out of this work; see William I. Robinson's A Theory of Global Capitalism: Production, Class, and State in a Transnational World (Themes in Global Social Change) and Jerry Harris' The Dialectics of Globalization: Economic and Political Conflict in a Transnational World. Reading all three of these works together is insightful for understanding how connected social, economic and political change are occurring now worldwide.
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I chose this rating because I am impressed by the capable way in which Leslie Sklair has dealt with the great amount of data he has brought together with the perspective of my choice.
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