The Transnational Capitalist Class
By (author) Leslie Sklair
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Transnational Capitalist Class by Leslie Sklair
Book DescriptionWhile most of the popular and academic debates explore ideas of globalization, The Transnational Capitalist Class goes one step further and provides theoretically informed empirical research to explain and deconstruct the process of globalization as seen by the corporations themselves. Using personal interviews with executives and managers from over eighty Fortune Global 500 corporations, as well as already published sources, Sklair demonstrates how globalization works from the perspective of those who control and oppose the major globalizing corporations and their allies in government and the media. The book explores two major crises of globalization - class polarization and ecological sustainability - and shows how the transnational capitalist class attempts to resolve these crises and evaluates its own success and failure. Sklair's unique approach brings a fresh perspective to what has become a key debate of our time.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780631224624
(245mm x 176mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Publishers
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 5-Oct-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Leslie Sklair
Icon Project, Hardback (August 2016)
The Icon Project argues that the transnational capitalist class mobilizes two forms of iconic architecture-unique icons recognized as works of art, notably designed by global starchitects (such as Frank Gehry and Zaha Hadid); and typical icons copying elements of unique icons.
Sociology of Progress, Paperback (March 2007)
A thesis by Dr Leslie Sklair.
Globalization, Paperback (April 2002)» View all books by Leslie Sklair
Focuses on alternatives to global capitalism, arguing that there are other alternative futures that retain and encourage the positive aspects of globalization whilst identifying what is wrong with capitalism. This book will be useful to students and academics concerned with understanding how the global system works.
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Author Biography - Leslie Sklair
Leslie Sklair teaches sociology, and is responsible for the Ph.D. Research Programme in Sociology, at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is the author of Assembling for Development (second edition, 1993) and Sociology of the Global System (second edition, 1995), and the editor of Capitalism and Development (1994).
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