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BRICS : an anti-capitalist critique

Author: Ana Garcia, (Economist); Patrick Bond
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : Haymarket Books, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Brazil, Russia, India, South Africa and China is often considered to be an alternative, antagonistic force to Western imperialism - yet in reporting from fronts as diverse as financial regulation, climate negotiations, minerals extraction or even World Cup soccer, leading political economists in this book show how the BRICS are accommodating and even amplifying the worst features of global capitalism"--
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ana Garcia, (Economist); Patrick Bond
ISBN: 9781608465330 1608465330 9780745336367 0745336361 9780745336411 0745336418
OCLC Number: 928750499
Description: xv, 300 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction - Ana Garcia and Patrick BondPart 1: Sub-imperial, inter-imperial or capitalist-imperial? 1. BRICS and the sub-imperial location - Patrick Bond2. Sub-imperialism, the highest stage of dependent capitalism - Mathias Luce3. BRICS and capitalist-imperialism - Virginia Fontes4. BRICS, the G20 and American Empire - Leo Panitch5. Mutations of upstream, intermediate and peripheral capitalism in the neoliberal era - Claudio KatzPart 2: BRICS `develop' Africa and Latin America 6. Patrick Bond, Richard Kamidza, Farai Maguwu and Bobby Peek: BRICS corporate snapshots during African extractivism - Baruti Amisi7. The story of the hunter or the hunted? Brazil's role in Angola and Mozambique 8. Chinese oil geopolitics in the Andean region - Omar Bonilla9. Pedro Henrique Campos: The transnationalisation of Brazilian construction companies 10. Behind the image of South-South solidarity at Brazil's Vale - Judith Marshall11. Rio's ruinous mega-events - Einar Braathen, Celina Sorboe and Gilmar MascarenhasPart 3: BRICS within global capitalism12. BRICS within transnational capitalism - William Robinson13. BRICS as a spectre of alliance - Anna Ochkina14. BRICS within fossil capitalism - Elmar Altvater: 15. Scramble, resistance and a new non-alignment strategy - Sam Moyo and Paris Yeros16. The BRICS' dangerous endorsement of `financial inclusion' - Susanne Soederberg17. The view from Russia -Boris Kagarlitsky18. The view from China - Au Loong Yu19. Future trajectories for BRICS? - Achin Vanaik20. Whose interests are served by the BRICS?21. Patrick Bond: BRICS from above, from the middle and from below - Immanuel Wallerstein22. Building BRICS from below? - Ana Garcia
Responsibility: edited by Patrick Bond and Ana Garcia.

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An edited collection which critiques mainstream economic analysis of the BRICS nations from an anti-capitalist viewpoint.  Read more...

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