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

Global Capitalism and Israel (Review of Nitzan and Bichler's "The Global Political Economy of Israel")
Hanieh, Adam. (2003). Monthly Review. Vol. 54. No. 8. January. pp. 40-45. (Review; English).

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Abstract or Brief Description

One of the characteristics of much academic writing is an obsession with theory at the expense of empirical investigation. It is rare to find a book that combines genuinely novel theoretical exploration with rigorous empirical study, the more so in fields such as political science where abstraction seems to have become the norm. It is for this reason that The Global Political Economy of Israel is such a gripping read. A remarkable investigation into the concrete workings of the Israeli and U.S. economies that avoids the fatuous generalities of much of the globalization literature, it presents a challenging theoretical framework that not only clarifies the past but also seeks to understand the present.

Language

English

Publication Type

Review

Keywords

arms accumulation capital capitalism centralization conflict corporation crisis development distribution dual economy elite energy finance globalization growth imperialism distribution inflation Israel labour liberalization methodology Middle East military national interest security 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

74

Deposited On

12 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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