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Petras, James F. 1937-

Works: 378 works in 1,177 publications in 4 languages and 27,390 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  History  Anecdotes  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler, Contributor, Other, Honoree, Performer
Classifications: HN110.5.A8,
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Publications about James F Petras
Publications by James F Petras
Most widely held works about James F Petras
Most widely held works by James F Petras
Latin America : bankers, generals, and the struggle for social justice by James F Petras( Book )
42 editions published between 1968 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 1,346 libraries worldwide
The United States and Chile : imperialism and the overthrow of the Allende government by James F Petras( Book )
11 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 879 libraries worldwide
Politics and social forces in Chilean development by James F Petras( Book )
36 editions published between 1967 and 1972 in English and Spanish and held by 847 libraries worldwide
Fidel Castro speaks by Fidel Castro( Book )
25 editions published between 1969 and 1987 in English and held by 751 libraries worldwide
Politics and social structure in Latin America by James F Petras( Book )
20 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 700 libraries worldwide
Class, state, and power in the Third World, with case studies on class conflict in Latin America by James F Petras( Book )
14 editions published between 1980 and 1986 in English and held by 684 libraries worldwide
Globalization unmasked : imperialism in the 21st century by James F Petras( Book )
21 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and Indonesian and held by 645 libraries worldwide
These authors argue that "globalisation" is an abused term and that it provides a cover for a new form of imperialist exploitation and the institution of US hegemony over over a global process of capital accumulation. They indicate how political action could be mobilised to resist it
Peasants in revolt; a Chilean case study, 1965-1971 by James F Petras( Book )
12 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in English and held by 624 libraries worldwide
"Based on extended interviews at the Culiprán fundo in Chile with peasants who recount in their own terms their political evolution, this is an in-depth study of peasants in social and political action"--publisher's website
Puerto Rico and Puerto Ricans; studies in history and society by Adalberto López( Book )
14 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 560 libraries worldwide
Cultivating revolution; the United States and agrarian reform in Latin America by James F Petras( Book )
17 editions published between 1971 and 1988 in English and held by 555 libraries worldwide
Critical perspectives on imperialism and social class in the Third World by James F Petras( Book )
11 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 546 libraries worldwide
Latin America: from dependence to revolution by James F Petras( Book )
9 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 515 libraries worldwide
Politiske og økonomiske forhold i Brasilien, Chile og Argentina
Social movements and state power : Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Ecuador by James F Petras( Book )
11 editions published in 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 380 libraries worldwide
The 2003 electoral victory of Lucio Gutiérrez in Ecuador was met with the same sense of optimism that greeted the election of Ignacio 'Lula' da Silva in Brazil, and Hugo Chavez in Venezuela. Gutierrez's victory was viewed as a major advance for the country in its 500 year-long struggle for freedom and democracy. In Bolivia, Evo Morales similarly came within an electoral whisker of achieving state power in 2002, and in 2003 Nestor Kirchner became President of Argentina. Many journalists, academics and politicians speak of a "left-turn" in Latin America, characterizing these regimes as "center -left". They came to power on the promise of delivering a fundamental change of direction that would steer their countries away from neo-liberal economic policies, and towards greater social equity. Their success awakened major hopes on the Left for a new dawn in Latin American politics. This book challenges these assumptions. It critically examines their agreements with the IMF, their social and economic policies, and the economic ties of leading policy makers, as well as the beneficiaries and losers under these regimes. Latin America is unique in that it has experienced two decades of popular resistance to neo-liberal policies: each of the four countries examined here has a rich history of diverse indigenous and working class movements coming together to promote radical political change. The authors examine the political dynamics between the state and its agenda, and the strategy of mass mobilisation taken by the mass movements. They explore the intensifying conflicts between the movements and their former allies in the state
The dynamics of social change in Latin America by Henry Veltmeyer( Book )
21 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 368 libraries worldwide
"This book challenges the notion of an inevitable and irreversible globalization in which free marketeers and their political spokespeople are the only protagonists of history. Beginning with a wide-ranging elaboration of the reconcentration of wealth, power and property, the study focuses on the underlying imperial and class relations that define Latin America's place in the new world order."--Jacket
The new development politics : the age of empire building and new social movements by James F Petras( Book )
19 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 297 libraries worldwide
The study presents a critical analysis of US empire-building, the role of dirty money and political power, as opposed to technological change. It features a discussion of neo-mercantilism as a new mode of empire and examines the role of movements of unemployed and landless peasants in key Third World countries
What's left in Latin America? : regime change in new times by James F Petras( Book )
13 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 233 libraries worldwide
"This book concerns recent and current political developments in Latin America related to the emergence of left-leaning regimes riding the waves of anti-neoliberalism and a primary commodities boom. Based on five years of field research and a critical engagement with social movements in the region, the book documents the short-term advances and strategic weaknesses of these left-leaning regimes, highlighting their failure to take advantage of favourable economic and political conditions. The authors profile four cases of recent and current political developments, and the prospects for socialism, in Argentina, Bolivia, Cuba and Venezuela."--Book cover
Multinationals on trial : foreign investment matters by James F Petras( Book )
17 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 218 libraries worldwide
"The role and economic power of corporations that dominate the world economy has generated considerable controversy. The most heated debate and the most critical questions, surrounding the role of multinational corporations has to do with foreign direct investment (FDI)." "This book takes an entirely different view of the role of multinationals and the development impact of FDI to the prevailing and dominant view. It argues that imperialism is a much more useful concept for describing and explaining the dynamics of world development than globalization. FDI is a mechanism for empire-centred capital accumulation, a powerful lever for political control and for reordering the world economy."--Jacket
Beyond neoliberalism : a world to win by James F Petras( Book )
12 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 129 libraries worldwide
The world is at the crossroads of social change, in the vortex of forces that are bringing about a different world, a post-neoliberal state. This groundbreaking book lays out an analysis of the dynamics and contradictions of capitalism in the twenty-first century. These dynamics of forces are traced out in developments across the world - in the Arab Spring of North Africa and the Middle East, in Cuba and elsewhere in Latin America, in the United States, and in Asia. The forces released by a system in crisis can be mobilized in different ways and directions. The focus of the book is on the strategic responses to the systemic crisis. As the authors tell it, these dynamics concern three worldviews and strategic responses. The Davos Consensus focuses on the virtues of the free market and deregulated capitalism as it represents the interests of the global ruling class. The post-Washington Consensus concerns the need to give capital a human face and establish a more inclusive form of development and global governance. In addition to these two visions of the future and projects, the authors identify an emerging radical consensus on the need to move beyond capitalism as well as neoliberalism
The new extractivism : a post-neoliberal development model or imperialism of the twenty-first century? by Henry Veltmeyer( Book )
10 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 91 libraries worldwide
Imperialism, crisis and class struggle : the enduring verities and contemporary face of capitalism by Henry Veltmeyer( Book )
6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 68 libraries worldwide
This book of essays is written in honour of James Petras, in recognition of his intellectual achievements and political interventionsa "his steadfast principles, distinguished scholarship, extraordinary writing and uncompromising dedication to the popular struggles of millions across the world. In recognition of his lifetime of significant contributions and central role in the global struggle for social justice, the authors of this collection, each a leading scholar in his own right, address some of the most critical issues of our time: those of imperialism, crisis and class struggle
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Alternative Names
James Petras American sociologist
James Petras Amerikaans socioloog
James Petras US-amerikanischer Soziologe
Petras, James
Petras James 1937-....
Petras, James F.
Petras, James F., 1937-
Petras, James Frank 1937-
Peṭrās, Jēms, 1937-
جايمس بتراس، 1937-
페트라스, 제임스 F. 1937-
ペトラス, ジェームズ
English (315)
Spanish (34)
Indonesian (2)
Arabic (1)
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