A critique of current conceptions of international political economy, the role of the state and contemporary social movements, The New Development Politics challenges the dominant paradigms in the field of development studies. Raising fundamental theoretical and empirical questions, it provides a coherent response to the increasing militarization of inter-state relations, increasing protectionism and inter-state rivalries and the growing age of state intervention in political, economic and social life. 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 new movements of unemployed and landless peasants in key Third World countries.

chapter 1|16 pages

Imperialism and Empire-building in the Twenty-first Century

ByJames Petras

chapter 3|5 pages

Dirty Money: The Foundation of US Growth and Empire

ByJames Petras

chapter 4|15 pages

The Centrality of the State

ByJames Petras

chapter 5|13 pages

The Myth of the Third Scientific–Technological Revolution

ByJames Petras

chapter 7|28 pages

Peasant-based Socio-political Movements in Latin America

ByHenry Veltmeyer

chapter 9|13 pages

The Unemployed Workers' Movement in Argentina

ByJames Petras

chapter 11|27 pages

On Revolutionary Politics

ByJames Petras