Differential Accumulation and Middle East Wars: Beyond Neo-Liberalism

Differential Accumulation and Middle East Wars: Beyond Neo-Liberalism
Bichler, Shimshon and Nitzan, Jonathan. (2004). In Global Regulation. Managing Crises After the Imperial Turn. Edited by Assassi, Libby and Wigan, Duncan and van der Pijl, Kees. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 43-60. (Book Chapter; English).

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It is popular these days to talk about the "discontent" of neoliberal globalization. This "discontent" is no longer the prerogative of intellectuals. Increasingly, it comes from below, with opposition from the grassroots. But there may be another type of discontent lurking behind the scenes. This other discontent comes from above. It is the discontent of the ruling class. In our opinion, the world may have reached a historical junction in which a significant part of the global ruling class has become discontented with neoliberalism. The purpose of this presentation is threefold: (1) to explain why the world’s dominant capital groups have become discontented with neoliberal globalization; (2) to speculate on what may replace neoliberal globalization; and (3) to link this transition in the nature of accumulation to the new wars.



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arms accumulation capital capitalism conflict corporation crisis distribution elite energy finance globalization growth imperialism GPE liberalism Middle East military national interest neoliberalism oil OPEC ownership peace power profit ruling class security stagflation state stock market technology TNC United States US violence war


BN Civilization & Social Systems
BN Theory
BN State & Government
BN Region - Middle East
BN Cooperation & Collective Action
BN Industrial Organization
BN Civil Society
BN Hegemony
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 Science & Technology
BN History
BN Ideology
BN Methodology
BN Agency
BN Comparative
BN Resistance
BN Capital & Accumulation
BN Policy
BN Class
BN Growth

Depositing User

Jonathan Nitzan

Date Deposited

10 Feb 2007

Last Modified

01 Apr 2016 00:38



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