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Author Grady, Jo

Title The Continuing Imperialism of Free Trade : Developments, Trends and the Role of Supranational Agents
Published Milton : Routledge, 2018
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Description 1 online resource (203 pages)
Series Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy Ser
Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy Ser
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of illustrations; List of contributors; Acknowledgements; Introduction: the continuing imperialism of free trade; Traditional analyses of empire: Gallagher and Robinson's objections; Gallagher and Robinson: the concepts; Structure of the book; PART I: The imperialism of free trade in historical context; 1. Gladstone, Suakin and the imperialism of British liberalism; Introduction; Historical context; Revolt in Sudan; Reaction in Britain; The expeditions; Imperial defence; Strategy and economy; Conclusion; Notes
2. Spain and Britain's informal empireNotes; 3. Economic imperialism in Cuba, 1898-2017: hegemony and embargo; Hegemony; Interim; Embargo; PART II: Periphery-metropolitan relationships; 4. Imperialism and the military-peasantry complex; Introduction; The military-peasantry complex; Who are the peasantry?; The problem of recruitment into imperial armies; Conclusions; 5. The Good Friday Agreement and Britain's 'deep state': Britain's long goodbye and speedy return; Introduction: the continuity state repressive apparatuses of imperialism's deep state; Ready to go, while preparing to stay
7. The role of the Troika in the Greek economic crisis and its social and political consequencesIntroduction; The ideology underpinning the Memoranda; Troika and Greek crisis; Penetration into the Greek state; Political consequences of the Troika's intervention; Effects of Memoranda agreements on employment and social conditions of Greek people; Conclusions; 8. Lessons from Marikana? South Africa's sub-imperialism and the rise of Blockadia; Introduction; South Africa -- sub-imperialist gateway?; Sub-imperialist mining?; A mining massacre and its aftermath
Blockadia: challenging sub-imperialism from below9. Chile's trade policies in the context of US contemporary imperialism: the free trade agenda and the loss of national autonomy; Introduction: Chile's development and US geopolitics; Chile and the United States: the informal rule of US imperialism; From the WTO agreement to the FTA with the United States: losing sovereignty through informal means; Conclusions: Chile in the imperialist trap; Notes; PART IV: The continuing imperialism of free trade; 10. Imperialism, dirty money centres and the financial elite; Introduction
Hard and soft networks of power: force plus consent in the new financialised world of Northern IrelandAgents influents and the role of the Force Research Unit; Conclusion: They haven't gone away you know; Notes; Appendix; PART III: Supranational agents of imperialism; 6. Policy as a tool of economic imperialism?; Introduction; Policy transfer -- policy forced?; Global powers and supranational organisations; Washington Consensus; Transfer without legislative force?; Mobility mutation; Conclusions; Note
Summary In 1953, John Gallagher and Ronald Robinson shook the foundations of imperial history with their essay 'The Imperialism of Free Trade'. They reshaped how historians saw the British empire, focussing not on the 'red bits on the map' and the wishes of policy makers in London, but rather on British economic and political influence globally. Expanding on this analysis, this volume provides an examination of imperialism which brings the reader right up to the present. This book offers an innovative assessment and analysis of the history and contemporary status of imperial control. It does so in four parts, examining the historical emergence and traditions of imperialism; the relationships between the periphery and the metropolitan; the role of supranational agencies in the extension of imperial control; and how these connect to financialisation and international political economy. The book provides a dynamic and unique perspective on imperialism by bringing together a range of contributors - both established and up-and-coming scholars, activists, and those from industry - from a wide range of disciplines and backgrounds. In providing these authors a space to apply their insights, this engaging volume sheds light on the practical implications of imperialism for the contemporary world. With a broad chronological and geographical sweep, this book provides theoretical and empirical engagements with the nature of imperialism and its effects upon societies. It will be of great interest to a broad range of disciplines across the humanities and social sciences, especially those working in History, Politics, and Management and Organisation Studies
Notes Imperialism and financial elites
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Free trade -- Political aspects -- Developing countries
Free trade -- Political aspects
Imperialism -- Economic aspects
International economic relations.
International relations.
British empire.
Free trade -- Political aspects.
Gallagher and Robinson.
Imperialism -- Economic aspects.
International economic relations.
International relations.
John Gallagher.
Ronald Robinson.
economic development.
economic imperialism.
imperial history.
international political economy.
Developing countries.
Form Electronic book
Author Grocott, Chris.
ISBN 0203732804