This is an ambitious survey of the history and state of the world ecomy, covering the major upheavals of the capitalist system over the last 100 years. Bill Dunn provides an original and enlightening explanation of the state of the world ecomy. He covers all the main aspects of global political ecomy explaining the theories behind production, trade, finance and relations between rich and poor countries. He also tackles the question of the origin of capitalism, a debate that always proves popular among students and academics. Dunn also includes a critique of alternative perspectives, showing that Marxism still provides the best analytical tools for understanding the global ecomy. This comprehensive text is a must for students of politics and ecomics who are keen to understand how the ecomy reached its current stage and what the future is likely to bring.
Bill Dunn teaches International Studies in the department of Political Economy at the University of Sydney. He is author of Global Restructuring and the Power of Labour (Palgrave, 2004), and co-editor, with Hugo Radice, of 100 Years of Permanent Revolution (Pluto, 2006).