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

Review of Nitzan and Bichler's "The Global Political Economy of Israel"
Tzfadia, Erez. (2004). Antipode. Vol. 36. No. 1. January. pp. 170-173. (Review; English).

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FROM THE REVIEW: "It is easy to get trapped in the web of silk threads that Nitzan and Bichler interweave in this fascinating manuscript on international politics and national-global capitalism. . . . 'The Global Political Economy of Israel' is one of the most important books on political-economics. It presents a critical and coherent picture of Israel's development from the 'national' phase to the global and manages to derive insights on the forms of making a ruling class. For that reason, the book is not only for Israeli readers. The book can be addressed to researchers and students of political and social geography all over the world, who are interested in state theory and in processes of accumulation and globalization – mainly in relation to the intensification of multi-national corporations and transnational capitalism".



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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


BN Geography
BN State & Government
BN Region - Middle East
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 Conflict & Violence
BN Money & Finance
BN Ideology
BN Distribution
BN Methodology
BN Comparative
BN Capital & Accumulation
BN Policy
BN Class

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19 June 2007

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

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