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Empire in Decline?

Launch of the Journal of Critical Globalisation Studies Issue 4: ‘Empire in Decline?’

A talk by Francis Shor

The launch of the forthcoming special issue of the JCGS on ‘Crisis’ will be introduced by past contributor, Francis Shor, giving a presentation of his new book, Dying Empire: U.S Imperialism and Global Resistance, followed by a drinks reception, at:

Royal Holloway College, Bedford Square, 2 Gower Street, WC1E 6DP, London

April 27th from 16.00 to 19.00

Open to all; just turn up!

Is theUnited States an empire in decline, as argued by world systems theorists? Indeed, can theUS even be categorized as an “empire”? This presentation, based on material from Shor’s latest book “Dying Empire,” will highlight the economic, geopolitical, and ideological/cultural dimensions of the rise and fall of the US Empire.

Although focused on the long trajectory of US empire, special attention will be given to the post WWII construction of American global hegemony and the more recent flashpoints indicative of the decline of that hegemony.

Journal of Critical Globalisation Studies: http://www.criticalglobalisation.com

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Americam Empire

American Empire

THE AMERICAN EMPIRE IN LIGHT OF THE GLOBAL CRISIS
‘THE GLOBALISATION LECTURES’

Organised by the Department of Development Studies

School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)

University of London

Convenor: Professor Gilbert Achcar

2009-2010

This event is co-sponsored by Historical Materialism Conference 2009 (27-29 November)

A DEBATE BETWEEN PROFESSOR ALEX CALLINICOS AND PROFESSOR LEO PANITCH

Wednesday 25 November, 6:30pm, SOAS, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, London WC1

Alex Callinicos was born in Zimbabwe. After teaching political philosophy for many years at the University of York, he is now Professor of European Studies at King’s College London. His most recent books are The Resources of Critique and Imperialism and Global Political Economy. His next book Bonfire of Illusions: The Twin Crises of the Liberal World will appear early next year.

Leo Panitch is the Senior Canada Research Chair in Comparative Political Economy and Distinguished Research Professor of Political Science at York University, Toronto, and the co-editor of The Socialist Register. His most recent books are American Empire and the Political Economy of Global Finance, and Renewing Socialism: Transforming Democracy, Strategy and Imagination.

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