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Petras, James F. 1937-

Works: 401 works in 1,369 publications in 4 languages and 28,894 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  History  Interviews  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler, Contributor, Honoree, Other, Performer, Author of introduction
Classifications: E183.8.C4, 327.73083
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Most widely held works about James F Petras
Most widely held works by James F Petras
The new development politics : the age of empire building and new social movements by James F Petras( )

23 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in English and Spanish and held by 1,763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The study presents a critical analysis of US empire-building, the role of dirty money and political power, as opposed to technological change. It features a discussion of neo-mercantilism as a new mode of empire and examines the role of movements of unemployed and landless peasants in key Third World countries
Social movements and state power : Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Ecuador by James F Petras( )

14 editions published in 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 1,693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 2003 electoral victory of Lucio Gutiérrez in Ecuador was met with the same sense of optimism that greeted the election of Ignacio 'Lula' da Silva in Brazil, and Hugo Chavez in Venezuela. Gutierrez's victory was viewed as a major advance for the country in its 500 year-long struggle for freedom and democracy. In Bolivia, Evo Morales similarly came within an electoral whisker of achieving state power in 2002, and in 2003 Nestor Kirchner became President of Argentina. Many journalists, academics and politicians speak of a "left-turn" in Latin America, characterizing these regimes as "center -left". They came to power on the promise of delivering a fundamental change of direction that would steer their countries away from neo-liberal economic policies, and towards greater social equity. Their success awakened major hopes on the Left for a new dawn in Latin American politics. This book challenges these assumptions. It critically examines their agreements with the IMF, their social and economic policies, and the economic ties of leading policy makers, as well as the beneficiaries and losers under these regimes. Latin America is unique in that it has experienced two decades of popular resistance to neo-liberal policies: each of the four countries examined here has a rich history of diverse indigenous and working class movements coming together to promote radical political change. The authors examine the political dynamics between the state and its agenda, and the strategy of mass mobilisation taken by the mass movements. They explore the intensifying conflicts between the movements and their former allies in the state
Imperialism, crisis and class struggle : the enduring verities and contemporary face of capitalism by Henry Veltmeyer( )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book of essays, written in honour of James Petras, address some of the most critical issues of our time: those of imperialism, crisis and class struggle. These issues allow the authors to identify both the the enduring verities and contemporary face of capitalism and Petras contributions. 9789004184220 Addressing discourses of perfect knowledge in Western culture between 1200 and 1800, this book integrates the study of Western esotericism in a larger analytical framework of European history of religions
The new extractivism : a post-neoliberal development model or imperialism of the twenty-first century? by Henry Veltmeyer( )

12 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 988 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Globalization unmasked : imperialism in the 21st century by James F Petras( Book )

33 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No word is used and misused more than globalisation. It serves to refer to epoch-defining changes in the organisation of societies, economies and politics. But as the authors show, the term globalisation obscures much more than it reveals
Multinationals on trial : foreign investment matters by James F Petras( )

19 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The role and economic power of corporations that dominate the world economy has generated considerable controversy. The most heated debate and the most critical questions, surrounding the role of multinational corporations has to do with foreign direct investment (FDI)." "This book takes an entirely different view of the role of multinationals and the development impact of FDI to the prevailing and dominant view. It argues that imperialism is a much more useful concept for describing and explaining the dynamics of world development than globalization. FDI is a mechanism for empire-centred capital accumulation, a powerful lever for political control and for reordering the world economy."--Jacket
What's left in Latin America? : regime change in new times by James F Petras( )

17 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book concerns recent and current political developments in Latin America related to the emergence of left-leaning regimes riding the waves of anti-neoliberalism and a primary commodities boom. Based on five years of field research and a critical engagement with social movements in the region, the book documents the short-term advances and strategic weaknesses of these left-leaning regimes, highlighting their failure to take advantage of favourable economic and political conditions. The authors profile four cases of recent and current political developments, and the prospects for socialism, in Argentina, Bolivia, Cuba and Venezuela."--Book cover
The United States and Chile : imperialism and the overthrow of the Allende government by James F Petras( Book )

13 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extractive imperialism in the Americas : capitalism's new frontier by James F Petras( )

16 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume explores the changing face of US imperialism in the context of a system that is in crisis. At issue are the devastating effects of the turn of many multinational corporations towards 'extractivism' - a pillage of society's natural resources. In this wide-ranging collection, leading scholars from different disciplines critically examine the new extractive imperialism bearing down on the Americas. Recent changes in the global economy, particularly the growing demand for energy and natural resources, have produced a massive and devastating pillage of resources in the developing world by multinational corporations and States. These developments have also brought about a major change in the form taken by imperialism, and a renewed focus on the Americas as a source of plunder. Extractive Imperialism explores the changing face of US imperialism in the regional context of the Americas, a major stage in the unfolding drama of a system in crisis
Politics and social forces in Chilean development by James F Petras( Book )

37 editions published between 1967 and 1972 in English and Spanish and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fidel Castro speaks by Fidel Castro( Book )

28 editions published between 1969 and 1987 in English and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond neoliberalism : a world to win by James F Petras( )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world is at the crossroads of social change, in the vortex of forces that are bringing about a different world, a post-neoliberal state. This groundbreaking book lays out an analysis of the dynamics and contradictions of capitalism in the twenty-first century. These dynamics of forces are traced out in developments across the world - in the Arab Spring of North Africa and the Middle East, in Cuba and elsewhere in Latin America, in the United States, and in Asia. The forces released by a system in crisis can be mobilized in different ways and directions. The focus of the book is on the strategic responses to the systemic crisis. As the authors tell it, these dynamics concern three worldviews and strategic responses. The Davos Consensus focuses on the virtues of the free market and deregulated capitalism as it represents the interests of the global ruling class. The post-Washington Consensus concerns the need to give capital a human face and establish a more inclusive form of development and global governance. In addition to these two visions of the future and projects, the authors identify an emerging radical consensus on the need to move beyond capitalism as well as neoliberalism
Imperialism and capitalism in the twenty-first century : a system in crisis by James F Petras( )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We live in a time of dynamic, but generally regressive regime change - a period in which major political transformations and a rollback of a half-century of legislation are accelerated under conditions of a prolonged and deepening economic crisis and a worldwide offensive against the citizenry and the working class. Written by two of the world's leading left-wing thinkers, Capitalism and Imperialism in the Twenty-First Century takes the form of a number of analytical probes into some of the dynamics of capitalist development and imperialism in contemporary conditions of a system in crisis
Latin America, reform or revolution? A reader by James F Petras( Book )

48 editions published between 1968 and 1973 in English and Spanish and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Politics and social structure in Latin America by James F Petras( Book )

23 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Class, state, and power in the Third World, with case studies on class conflict in Latin America by James F Petras( Book )

15 editions published between 1980 and 1986 in English and held by 669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peasants in revolt; a Chilean case study, 1965-1971 by James F Petras( Book )

19 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Based on extended interviews at the Culiprán fundo in Chile with peasants who recount in their own terms their political evolution, this is an in-depth study of peasants in social and political action"--publisher's website
Latin America : bankers, generals, and the struggle for social justice by James F Petras( Book )

8 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Puerto Rico and Puerto Ricans; studies in history and society by Adalberto López( Book )

15 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critical perspectives on imperialism and social class in the Third World by James F Petras( Book )

11 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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What's left in Latin America? : regime change in new times
Social movements and state power : Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, EcuadorImperialism, crisis and class struggle : the enduring verities and contemporary face of capitalismGlobalization unmasked : imperialism in the 21st centuryMultinationals on trial : foreign investment mattersWhat's left in Latin America? : regime change in new times
Alternative Names
James Petras Amerikaans socioloog

James Petras sociólogo estadounidense

James Petras sociologue américain

James Petras US-amerikanischer Soziologe

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