Review of Nitzan and Bichler’s "The Global Political Economy of Israel"

Review of Nitzan and Bichler’s "The Global Political Economy of Israel"
Starman, Hannah. (2004). Millennium. Vol. 32. No. 3. May. pp. 707-709. (Review; English).

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Abstract or Brief Description

The Global Political Economy of Israel is a gripping read, for specialists and non-specialists alike. Amateurs of novel theoretical explorations into the field of political economy will enjoy the authors’ truly original and often controversial analysis of economic phenomena, such as capital accumulation, stagflation, corporate amalgamation and global integration, while readers less versed in economic theory will appreciate the authors’ avoidance of unnecessary jargon and propitious explanations of the terms they use. But the greatest merit of the book undoubtedly lies in its remarkable combination of challenging theoretical analysis and fascinating empirical investigation of the Israeli and US economies, spiced with some delightfully embarrassing details about Israel’s most respectable politicians and businessmen.

Language

English

Publication Type

Review

Keywords

arms accumulation capital capitalism centralization conflict corporation crisis distribution elite energy finance globalization growth differential inflation Israel labour liberalization Middle East military oil ownership Palestine peace politics power privatization profit ruling class stagflation state technology TNC United States US violence war Zionism

Subject

BN State & Government
BN Region - Middle East
BN Industrial Organization
BN Institutions
BN Power
BN International & Global
BN Region - North America
BN Business Enterprise
BN Value & Price
BN Crisis
BN Production
BN War & Peace
BN Money & Finance
BN Conflict & Violence
BN Methodology
BN Distribution
BN Comparative
BN Capital & Accumulation
BN Policy
BN Class
BN Growth

ID Code

100

Deposited On

14 June 2007



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The Global Political Economy of Israel
Nitzan, Jonathan and Bichler, Shimshon. (2002). London and Sterling VA. Pluto Press. (Book; English).

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