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Brenner, Robert 1943-

Overview
Works: 35 works in 134 publications in 7 languages and 2,488 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Editor
Classifications: HC106.8, 330.973
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Most widely held works by Robert Brenner
The boom and the bubble : the U.S. in the world economy by Robert Brenner( Book )

31 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Only three years ago, the world economy seemed poised on the edge of catastrophe, as financial firestorms ripped through East Asia, Russia and Latin America. A sustained period of significant growth in the US, however, seemed to save the day against all the odds. So impressive was the surface appearance of this rescue mission that all manner of commentators proclaimed ... once again ... that a 'new economy' or 'new paradigm' of unlimited and harmonious growth had been forged. Today, as recession looms, the babble about internet start-ups is exposed as vapid. Yet the pundits are no nearer an understanding of how or why the boom turned into a bubble, or why the bubble has burst. In this crisp and forensic book, Robert Brenner demonstrates that the boom was always a fragile phenomenon ... buoyed up by absurd levels of debt and stock-market overvaluation ... which never broke free from the fundamental malady of overcapacity and overproduction which continues to afflict the global economy. Carefully dismantling the myths and hype which surround the US boom in terms of profitability, investment, and productivity, Brenner restores the properly international context to the process. He portrays the 'zero-sum' character of the American success, which presupposed the relative weakness of its main German and Japanese competitors: a strategy that has laid huge obstacles in the path of a 'soft landing' to end the current phase of growth
Merchants and revolution : commercial change, political conflict, and London's overseas traders, 1550-1653 by Robert Brenner( Book )

33 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Merchants and Revolution Robert Brenner offers a socio-political account of the transformation of English commerce in the century after 1550 and a socio-economic explanation of the political activities and alignments of the London merchant community in the conflicts of the early Stuart period. In a major reinterpretation of long-term commercial change, he shows that new possibilities in the import trades - more so than problems in the traditional cloth trade - were behind the foundation of the long-distance commerce to the south and east. Brenner brings out, in turn, the way in which social groups of great City merchants wielded organizational and political power to exploit the emerging commercial opportunities. The very success of elite merchants in their recently established Levant-East India trades, he argues, opened the way for a whole new social group of entrepreneurial traders, recruited largely from outside the merchant community, to pioneer the development of the plantation trades in America, amassing riches and building their power in the process." "Brenner demonstrates the enormous significance of merchant politics for national political development from 1621 to 1653, bringing out, in particular, the decisive roles played from 1640 by London's great company merchants in support of the crown and by the new colonial merchants, who were politically radical and militantly Puritan, in support of the parliamentary leadership. The new colonial merchants, Brenner shows, ultimately assumed great national influence with Cromwell's rise to power, becoming the chief architects of the Commonwealth's dynamic commercial policy."--Jacket
The economics of global turbulence : the advanced capitalist economies from long boom to long downturn, 1945-2005 by Robert Brenner( Book )

9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rebel rank and file : labor militancy and revolt from below in the long 1970s( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Often considered irredeemably conservative, the US working class actually has a rich history of revolt. Rebel Rank and File uncovers the hidden story of insurgency from below against employers and union bureaucrats in the late 1960s and 1970s. From the mid-1960s to 1981, rank-and-file workers in the United States engaged in a level of sustained militancy not seen since the Great Depression and World War II. Millions participated in one of the largest strike waves in US history. There were 5,716 stoppages in 1970 alone, involving more than 3 million workers. Contract rejections, collective insubordination, sabotage, organized slowdowns, and wildcat strikes were the order of the day. Workers targeted much of their activity at union leaders, forming caucuses to fight for more democratic and combative unions that would forcefully resist the mounting offensive from employers that appeared at the end of the postwar economic boom. It was a remarkable era in the history of US class struggle, one rich in lessons for today's labor movement. -- Publisher description
La economía de la turbulencia global : las economías capitalistas avanzadas de la larga expansión al largo declive, 1945-2005 by Robert Brenner( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In providing an explanation of the gathering economic crisis, this book argues against the standard view that the evolution of the postwar world economy can be understood in terms of the pressure on profits that came from labour movements
Kapitalismus am Ende? : Attac, Analysen und Alternativen( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in German and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mercaderes y revolución : transformación comercial, conflicto político y mercaderes de ultramar londinenses, 1550-1653 by Robert Brenner( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in Spanish and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gesellschaftliche Klassen und politischer Karneval : die Kongresswahlen 2006 und die Rechtsverschiebung in den Vereinigten Staaten by Robert Brenner( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in German and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neuer Boom oder neue Bubble? : ist der gegenwärtige Aufschwung der US-Wirtschaft eine Seifenblase? by Robert Brenner( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in German and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La expansión económica y la burbuja bursátil : Estados Unidos y la economía mundial by Robert Brenner( Book )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in Spanish and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1973-1993: un estancamiento persistente. La recuperación económica estadounidense. Japón y Alemania entre 1980 y 1995. La Reserva Federal acude al rescate. Los perfiles y características del boom estadounidense. Del estallido de la burbuja al final de la expansión
Property and progress : the historical origins and social foundations of self-sustaining growth by Robert Brenner( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In writing these celebrated essays Robert Brenner had an electric impact on the debate regarding the transition from feudalism to capitalism
Rebel rank and file : labor militancy and revolt from below during the long 1970s( Book )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Often considered irredeemably conservative, the US working class actually has a rich history of revolt and "Rebel Rank and File" uncovers the hidden story of insurgency from below against employers and union bureaucrats in the late 1960s and 1970s.--Résumé de l'éditeur
El debate Brenner : estructura de clases agraria y desarrollo economico en la Europa preindustrial( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in Spanish and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aan de rand van het relativisme : geschiedenis en engagement( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in Dutch and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kapitalismus am Ende? : Analysen und Alternativen( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in German and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tako bomo živeli jutri by Robert Brenner( Book )

2 editions published in 1973 in German and Slovenian and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The economics of global turbulence : a special report on the world economy, 1950-98 by Robert Brenner( )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turbulencias en la economía mundial by Robert Brenner( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in Spanish and English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The economics of global turbulence : the advanced capitalist economies from long boom to long downturn, 1945-2000 by Robert Brenner( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The boom and the bubble : the U.S. in the world economy
Alternative Names
Brenner, Robert

Brenner, Robert P. 1943-

Robert Brenner amerikansk historikar

Robert Brenner amerikansk historiker

Robert Brenner historien de l'conomie

Robert Paul Brenner US-amerikanischer Historiker

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Merchants and revolution : commercial change, political conflict, and London's overseas traders, 1550-1653The economics of global turbulence : the advanced capitalist economies from long boom to long downturn, 1945-2005Rebel rank and file : labor militancy and revolt from below in the long 1970sLa economía de la turbulencia global : las economías capitalistas avanzadas de la larga expansión al largo declive, 1945-2005La expansión económica y la burbuja bursátil : Estados Unidos y la economía mundialProperty and progress : the historical origins and social foundations of self-sustaining growthRebel rank and file : labor militancy and revolt from below during the long 1970sTurbulencias en la economía mundialThe economics of global turbulence : the advanced capitalist economies from long boom to long downturn, 1945-2000