Geopolitical Economy: After US Hegemony, Globalization and Empire | Professor Radhika Desai


GLOBALFAULTLINES SEMINAR SERIES, 2014 — First Seminar:

Geopolitical Economy: After US Hegemony, Globalization and Empire

Guest Speaker: Professor Radhika Desai (Manitoba)

Date: Friday, 7 February 2014, 4 -6 p.m.

Venue: CM.012, Clause Moser Building, Keele University

Radhika Desai is a Professor of Political Studies and a Faculty Adjunct of the PhD Program in Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Manitoba, Canada. Professor Desai is going to talk about her recent book, Geopolitical Economy: After US Hegemony, Globalization and Empire.

Geopolitical Economy radically reinterprets the historical evolution of the world order, as a multipolar world emerges from the dust of the financial and economic crisis.

Radhika Desai offers a radical critique of the theories of US hegemony, globalization and empire which dominate academic international political economy and international relations, revealing their ideological origins in successive failed US attempts at world dominance through the dollar.

Professor Desai revitalizes revolutionary intellectual traditions which combine class and national perspectives on ‘the relations of producing nations’. At a time of global upheavals and profound shifts in the distribution of world power, Geopolitical Economy forges a vivid and compelling account of the historical processes which are shaping the contemporary international order.

***All Welcome***

For further information please contact Mustafa Demir (m.demir@keele.ac.uk)

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