List of Figures, Tables, and Boxes vi
1 Global Capitalism 11
2 Trade 38
3 Finance and Wealth 64
4 Marketing and Consumption 94
5 Governance 120
6 Inequality 146
7 Living with Limits 174
"Finally here is a book that makes brilliant sense out of globalization's multiple and often contradictory facets. With deep insight and sparkling illustrations, Centeno and Cohen offer a comprehensive overview of how global capitalism works: both its promise and threats. Read it to understand our past, present, and future economic worlds."
Viviana A. Zelizer, Princeton University
"This book shows the virtues of a historical/sociological interpretation of global capitalism, and as a bonus the writing is graceful and clear. Conflicting viewpoints are judiciously and succinctly evaluated. The extensive references to the literature are unobtrusive and impressive. Putting the current crisis into perspective, without reducing its urgency, is a singular achievement."
Charles Perrow, Yale University
- Timely overview and investigation of global capitalism and the lessons it can offer in the wake of the financial crisis.
- Focuses on three core economic activities Ð trade, finance and marketing Ð and the role they play in global capitalism.
- Looks forward by identifying the three key challenges that any new economic system will need to surmount Ð inequality, governance, and environmental sustainability.
- Accessible and engaging reading for students of economic sociology, and all those interested in the construction of our economic future.