Ruling Capital

Emerging Markets and the Reregulation of Cross-Border Finance

Author: Kevin P. Gallagher

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801454603

Category: Political Science

Page: 232

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In Ruling Capital, Kevin P. Gallagher demonstrates how several emerging market and developing countries (EMDs) managed to reregulate cross-border financial flows in the wake of the global financial crisis, despite the political and economic difficulty of doing so at the national level. Gallagher also shows that some EMDs, particularly the BRICS coalition, were able to maintain or expand their sovereignty to regulate cross-border finance under global economic governance institutions. Gallagher combines econometric analysis with in-depth interviews with officials and interest groups in select emerging markets and policymakers at the International Monetary Fund, the World Trade Organization, and the G-20 to explain key characteristics of the global economy. Gallagher develops a theory of countervailing monetary power that shows how emerging markets can counter domestic and international opposition to the regulation of cross-border finance. Although many countries were able to exert countervailing monetary power in the wake of the crisis, such power was not sufficient to stem the magnitude of unstable financial flows that continue to plague the world economy. Drawing on this theory, Gallagher outlines the significant opportunities and obstacles to regulating cross-border finance in the twenty-first century.

Beyond Capital

Toward a Theory of Transition

Author: Istvan Meszaros

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1583677143

Category: Social Science

Page: 994

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"Not only profound in its analysis, but also so passionately inspired by sympathy for the downtrodden and their struggle for liberation. . ." --Daniel Singer, The Nation "This is an important book, heavy in size and tone. It belongs in every serious library." --Choice

The Necessity of Social Control

Author: Istvan Meszaros

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1583675388

Category: Political Science

Page: 328

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As John Bellamy Foster writes in his foreword to the present book, “István Mészáros is one of the greatest philosophers that the historical materialist tradition has yet produced. His work stands practically alone today in the depth of its analysis of Marx’s theory of alienation, the structural crisis of capital, the demise of Soviet-style post-revolutionary societies, and the necessary conditions of the transition to socialism. His dialectical inquiry into social structure and forms of consciousness—a systematic critique of the prevailing forms of thought—is unequaled in our time.” Mészáros is the author of magisterial works like Beyond Capital and Social Structures of Forms of Consciousness, but his work can seem daunting to those unacquainted with his thought. Here, for the first time, is a concise and accessible overview of Mészáros’s ideas, designed by the author himself and covering the broad scope of his work, from the shortcomings of bourgeois economics to the degeneration of the capital system to the transition to socialism.

Work, Locality and the Rhythms of Capital

Author: Jamie Gough

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317707621

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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This theoretical and empirical study examines the relationship between the organisation of work, industrial relations, production spaces and the dynamics of capitalist investment. Jamie Gough explores the connections between labour process change, products, local economy and society, spaces and forms of competition, and firm's locational strategies. In a path-breaking analysis he shows that these are closely bound up with the business cycle and other rhythms of investment. Differences within the labour process are central to the argument. Gough explores the divisions between workers arising from these differences and from spatial flows of capital, and suggests strategies through which these divisions might be overcome.

Relations of Ruling

Class and Gender in Postindustrial Societies

Author: Wallace Clement,John Myles

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773511781

Category: Social Science

Page: 303

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For more than two decades sociologists have debated the social and political consequences of an emergent postindustrial society. This comparative study addresses these debates, using original empirical data from five advanced capitalist economies - Canada, the United States, Sweden, Norway, and Finland.

The Ruling Class

A Study of British Finance Capital

Author: Sam Aaronovitch

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: 9780313207648

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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The author argues that the concept of class, far from being obsolete, is actually embodied in its modern form by the fusion of banking capital and industrial capital in Great Britain. He includes a detailed analysis of the main groupings of finance capital in England. Thiry-one such groups are identified in Appendix I, and Appendix II is an an analysis of bank directorships.

A Hunchback Named Katchy

Author: Marshall B. Thompson Jr.

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1466973072

Category: Fiction

Page: 296

View: 4832

The thorny world of a hunch - backed goat herder is invaded by a murderer, his hostage, a sheriff, an escaped war prisoner, and a lost princess, among others. They all bring anguish & gold to Katchy, a quaint ruler of the herd. The Gray Wolf Secret Society deals in assassination plots whose agents may face elimination. Can its head be found and stopped?

A Bully Named Kardesh

Author: Marshall B. Thompson Jr

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1466948248

Category: Fiction

Page: 338

View: 5941

Kardesh, son of a political exile, bullies his way to public notice and injury. In his homeland a Chipchak clan takes royal hostages and sets off to rescue him. The Tang dynasty in China expels foreigners, making them refugees on the Silk Road. The Gray Wolf Secret Society suborns, threatens, and murders its way toward control of an empire. Who can find its head to stop it?


Author: Marshall B. Thompson Jr.

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 149071510X

Category: Fiction

Page: 214

View: 9766

The Secret Society of the Gray Wolf, Bowzkurt, pursues: an escaped war prisoner; an actress who is a spy for the Volga Jewish Kazars; an evasive daughter of an Umayyad Ambassador; and an Abassid government agent who is close to identifying the Society's head: Bowzkurt. Follow the adventures to see who loses and how some win.

Re-Made in the USA

How We Can Restore Jobs, Retool Manufacturing, and Compete With the World

Author: Todd Lipscomb

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118025833

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 8373

A business-based rallying cry to reclaim the US economy There is a nagging feeling that the U.S. is slipping as a nation and our people are powerless to do anything to fix it. Issues such as jobs, product quality and safety, wages, the economy, and our status as the world's leading superpower are all tied together with our massive trade deficit. Re-Made in the USA addresses these issues using the author's firsthand observations and analysis, and offers a practical plan for how we can get our economy and global status back. A practical action plan to get the nation back on track If you're worried about America when you start reading this book, you'll finish feeling empowered Todd Lipscomb has a distinguished record in international business America's future does not have to be on the decline. In inspiring terms, Re-Made in the USA lays out the choice Americans have between doing nothing, and doing what we do best-rolling up our sleeves and working hard to fix the problem.

Love and Capital

Karl and Jenny Marx and the Birth of a Revolution

Author: Mary Gabriel

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 031619137X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

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Brilliantly researched and wonderfully written, LOVE AND CAPITAL reveals the rarely glimpsed and heartbreakingly human side of the man whose works would redefine the world after his death. Drawing upon previously unpublished material, acclaimed biographer Mary Gabriel tells the story of Karl and Jenny Marx's marriage. Through it, we see Karl as never before: a devoted father and husband, a prankster who loved a party, a dreadful procrastinator, freeloader, and man of wild enthusiasms-one of which would almost destroy his marriage. Through years of desperate struggle, Jenny's love for Karl would be tested again and again as she waited for him to finish his masterpiece, Capital. An epic narrative that stretches over decades to recount Karl and Jenny's story against the backdrop of Europe's Nineteenth Century, LOVE AND CAPITAL is a surprising and magisterial account of romance and revolution-and of one of the great love stories of all time.

Bankruptcy and Insolvency Taxation

Author: Grant W. Newton,Robert Liquerman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118172965

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 752

View: 1833

The thousands of mergers, acquisitions, and start-ups that have characterized the past years of business have created an increasing number of corporations in financial trouble: specifically, a shortage of venture capital or quick cash. Consequently, bankruptcy protection is now viewed as a strategic move to protect corporations from their creditors and allow them to reorganize. Fully revised and updated with new case studies and the latest coverage of regulations, Bankruptcy and Insolvency Taxation, Fourth Edition provides the answers to the questions financial managers will have on the tax aspects of bankruptcy strategy.

Outlines of Some Cultural Aspects of U.S. Imperialism

The Struggle for Socialism

Author: Aldwyn Clarke

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465323953

Category: Political Science

Page: 112

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In Part I, this booklet traces the post-Independence struggles in the United States for the realization of the ideals of the early Enlightenment thinkers, with particular emphasis on the practical struggles of the working class. The mid nineteenth to the mid twentieth centuries origin and fates of the theories of Charles Darwin and Karl Marx in this country, are seen through the ideological lenses of the various classes, groups, and individual. We get glimpses of the pracgtical objectives of the culturally influential religious revivals, social Darwinist movement, and the current "dunbing down" of the US population - al of which had (and have ) the support and/or blessings of the corporate and political elite, down through the decades. In Part II, the author presents a reappraisal, mainly by academic Marxists in the advanced capitalist ststes,of the demise of soviet socialism, and their alternatives for a non- market socialism with transparency - Democratic Participatory Socialism. It is the hope of this writer that the ideas within will seed more discussion on socialsit theory and practice.

Private Capital Markets

Valuation, Capitalization, and Transfer of Private Business Interests

Author: Robert T. Slee

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118075456

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 640

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Praise for Private Capital Markets Valuation, Capitalization, and Transfer of Private Business Interests SECOND EDITION "In the years since publication of the first edition of Private Capital Markets, the concepts and ideas that it presents have been widely accepted by progressive members of the business valuation community. Now with the Second Edition, author Rob Slee has included empirical data on capital markets for midsized businesses. This book remains a must for everyone involved in appraising, buying, selling, or financing privately owned businesses." —Raymond C. Miles, founder, The Institute of Business Appraisers "The Graziadio School of Business has used the Private Capital Markets book for several years with great success. This course, along with the Pepperdine Private Capital Markets Survey project, has helped our students better prepare for careers in middle market companies." —Linda Livingstone, Dean of the Graziadio School of Business and Management, Pepperdine University "Our international association of independent M&A professionals recommends this text as the most comprehensive foundation for understanding the private capital marketplace. This book is essential reading for middle market M&A advisors, investors, and other decision-makers in the private capital markets." —Mike Nall, founder, Alliance of M&A Advisors A practical road map for making sound investment and financing decisions based on real experiences and market needs Now fully revised and in a second edition, Private Capital Markets provides lawyers, accountants, bankers, estate planners, intermediaries, and other professionals with a workable framework for making sound investment and financing decisions based on their own needs and experiences. This landmark resource covers: Private business valuation Middle market capital sources The business ownership transfer spectrum And much more Private Capital Markets, Second Edition surveys the private capital markets and presents the proven guidance you need to navigate through these uncharted waters.

Capital as a Social Kind

Definitions and Transformations in the Critique of Political Economy

Author: Howard Engelskirchen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136810463

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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Capital as a Social Kind provides an introduction to social kinds in social theory. Thinking about kinds, the way we sort the things of the world into categories -- water, for example, is a natural kind – has made an important contribution to our understanding of science in the last half century, but these advances have been largely applicable to the natural, rather than the social sciences. Drawing on the rich examples offered by Marx’s analysis of capital and exploring a methodology that will be of interest to both Marxist and non-Marxist social theorists alike, Capital as a Social Kind extends this approach to the study of social life. The book argues that, provoked by his study of Aristotle, Marx’s attentions foreshadowed contemporary themes in the realist philosophy of science. Importantly, social kind analysis is relevant not only to understanding his critique of political economy but illuminates also a materialist study of law, justice, morality and the transition to socialism. Social kind analysis also opens a path for the development of today’s moral realism by suggesting the need for a systematic study of the causal structures of social life. In this respect the importance of normative themes in Marxism is defended against claims that the Marxist tradition lacks the resources to call capitalism unjust or to defend morality and human rights. The origin of capital, Marx suggests, can be found in the rupture of an original unity between the laborer and the means of labor, and the book explores the way a structure of separations best characterizes capital as a social kind. This uncovers a little developed emphasis in Marx’s work – his focus on the phenomena of separation that define our lives and also on forms of association required to transcend them. Given that capitalism has made the instruments of labor instruments of social labor, forms of association that would recover worker control over them must be democratic. The transition to socialism, the book concludes, is just winning the battle of democracy. This book will be of interest to students and researchers of economics, philosophy and indeed any social science subject.

Pragmatic Literacy, East and West, 1200-1330

Author: Spain) International Congress of Historical Sciences 1990 (Madrid

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9780851156958

Category: History

Page: 264

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Studies of the uses of literacy for the exercise of political and economic power, in Latin Christendom and the wider world.