"To be sure, in an age dominated by the 'globalization orthodoxy', this book is of vital importance for the exposure of how the reproduction of capital accumulation rests on a fragile foundation of human compliance, as opposed to the inverse assumptions being postulated by globalists." Review of Political Economy."
"The book will appeal to readers already immersed in the critical theory analysis of international political economy and to senior and postgraduate students wishing to gain access to the literature. Van der Pijl's bibliography is extensive, and there is no doubt that he has mastered it."
-"Perspectives on Political Science
About the Author
Kees van der Pijl is a Fellow of the Centre for Global Political Economy and Professor Emeritus at the University of Sussex. His books include "The Foreign Encounter in Myth and Religion" (Pluto, 2010), the Deutscher prize-winning "Nomads, Empires, States" (Pluto, 2007), "Global Rivalries from the Cold War to Iraq" (Pluto, 2006) and "The Making of an Atlantic Ruling Class" (new edition, 2012).
Kees van der Pijl is Chair of the International Relations and Politics Department and Head of the Centre for Global Political Economy.
Libby Assassi is a Researcher at the Centre for Global Political Economy, University of Sussex.
Duncan Wigan is an ESRC sponsored Researcher at the Centre for Global Political Economy, University of Sussex.