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Petras, James F. 1937-

Works: 342 works in 988 publications in 2 languages and 24,663 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Anecdotes  Interviews  History 
Roles: Editor, Compiler, Performer, Other, Honoree
Classifications: HB501, 330.122
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Publications about James F Petras
Publications by James F Petras
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Most widely held works by James F Petras
The new development politics the age of empire building and new social movements by James F Petras( file )
12 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 1,263 libraries worldwide
A critique of current conceptions of international political economy, the role of the state and contemporary social movements, The New Development Politics challenges the dominant paradigms in the field of development studies. Raising fundamental theoretical and empirical questions, it provides a coherent response to the increasing militarization of inter-state relations, increasing protectionism and inter-state rivalries and the growing age of state intervention in political, economic and social life
Social movements and state power Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Ecuador by James F Petras( file )
7 editions published in 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 1,232 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
Multinationals on trial foreign investment matters by James F Petras( file )
13 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,226 libraries worldwide
This key volume offers an entirely fresh perspective of the role of multinationals and the development impact of FDI. It provides a much needed analysis of global capitalism and its impact around the world, resulting in an excellent resource for students, academics and activists
What's left in Latin America? regime change in new times by James F Petras( file )
10 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,207 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
Imperialism, crisis and class struggle the enduring verities and contemporary face of capitalism by Henry Veltmeyer( file )
7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,049 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
The United States and Chile : imperialism and the overthrow of the Allende government by James F Petras( Book )
10 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 888 libraries worldwide
Beyond neoliberalism a world to win by James F Petras( file )
10 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 883 libraries worldwide
This groundbreaking book by James Petras and Henry Veltmeyer addresses the issue of capitalism's propensity towards crisis. Through addressing these issues they lay out an analysis of the dynamics, contradictions, and crises of capitalism in the twenty-first century
Politics and social forces in Chilean development by James F Petras( Book )
25 editions published between 1967 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 808 libraries worldwide
Globalization unmasked : imperialism in the 21st century by James F Petras( Book )
21 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 781 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
Fidel Castro speaks by Fidel Castro( Book )
25 editions published between 1969 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 760 libraries worldwide
Class, state, and power in the Third World, with case studies on class conflict in Latin America by James F Petras( Book )
11 editions published between 1980 and 1986 in English and held by 690 libraries worldwide
Politics and social structure in Latin America by James F Petras( Book )
17 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 690 libraries worldwide
Latin America : bankers, generals, and the struggle for social justice by James F Petras( Book )
8 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 675 libraries worldwide
Latin America, reform or revolution? A reader by James F Petras( Book )
21 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and held by 657 libraries worldwide
Peasants in revolt; a Chilean case study, 1965-1971 by James F Petras( Book )
9 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 624 libraries worldwide
The dynamics of social change in Latin America by Henry Veltmeyer( Book )
15 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 613 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
Cultivating revolution; the United States and agrarian reform in Latin America by James F Petras( Book )
14 editions published between 1971 and 1988 in English and held by 566 libraries worldwide
Puerto Rico and Puerto Ricans; studies in history and society by Adalberto López( Book )
11 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 557 libraries worldwide
Critical perspectives on imperialism and social class in the Third World by James F Petras( Book )
9 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 541 libraries worldwide
Capitalist and socialist crises in the late twentieth century by James F Petras( Book )
9 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 524 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Petras, James
Petras James 1937-....
Petras, James F.
Petras, James F., 1937-
Petras, James Frank 1937-
Peṭrās, Jēms, 1937-
جايمس بتراس، 1937-
ペトラス, ジェームズ
English (260)
Spanish (11)
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