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Hegemony: The New Shape Of Global Power
by John Agnew
Temple University Press, 2005
Cloth: 978-1-59213-152-5 | eISBN: 978-1-59213-767-1 | Paper: 978-1-59213-153-2
Library of Congress Classification HF1455.A6155 2005
Dewey Decimal Classification 337.73

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Hegemony tells the story of the drive to create consumer capitalism abroad through political pressure and the promise of goods for mass consumption. In contrast to the recent literature on America as empire, it explains that the primary goal of the foreign and economic policies of the United States is a world which increasingly reflects the American way of doing business, not the formation or management of an empire. Contextualizing both the Iraq war and recent plant closings in the U.S., noted author John Agnew shows how American hegemony has created a world in which power is no longer only shaped territorially. He argues in a sobering conclusion that we are consequently entering a new era of global power, one in which the world the US has made no longer works to its singular advantage.
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