Discussing the American ‘decline’

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Professor Ray Kiely (Queen Mary University of London) reviews the ‘The Fall of the US Empire: Global Fault-Lines and the Shifting Imperial Order’ for the Political Quarterly.


Kiely contends that ‘Fouskas and Gokay have written an engaging book which argues that the US is indeed in decline and that there is a shift in power towards the East in the international order. This is giving rise to what they call new global fault-lines, a term they use to describe hegemonic transitions and economic and environmental crises. As well as the decline of the US, the rise of China and the global economic crisis, they also refer to environmental crises and the finite nature of raw materials.’


Professor Kiely’s concluding his review states that: ‘it should be clear, then, that this reviewer disagrees with much of Fouskas’ and Gokay’s analysis. But the fact of disagreement should be taken as endorsement of a thoroughly engaging, thought-provoking and sophisticated book, which is much better than some of the more well-known recent books on imperialism and the global economy. I recommend it highly.’


To read this review in full, please visit the Political Quarterly’s website here: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1467-923X.2013.12001_7.x/abstract [© The Author 2013. The Political Quarterly © The Political Quarterly Publishing Co. Ltd. 2013 Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd]


The ‘The Fall of the US Empire: Global Fault-Lines and the Shifting Imperial Order’ was released in 2012 by Pluto Press. For more information, please visit Pluto Press’ website at: http://www.plutobooks.com/display.asp?K=9780745326436&

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