In this accessible, punchy text, Vassilis K. Fouskas and Bülent Gökay intervene in the debates that surround America's status as an Empire. They survey the arguments amongst Marxist and critical scholars, from Immanuel Wallerstein and others who argue that the US is in decline, to those who maintain that it remains a robust superpower. By explaining how America's neo-imperial system of governance has been working since WWII, Fouskas and Gökay link the US's domestic and foreign vulnerabilities.
The Fall of the US Empire argues that the time has come to understand the US empire not by its power, but by its systemic vulnerabilities of financialization, resource depletion, and environmental degradation. Its informed and accessible style will have wide appeal to students looking for an introduction to these issues.
- Business + Money Management, Political Science
- General, International / Economics, International Relations / General, Economic Conditions, History + Theory
- April 24, 2012
- June 15, 2012
- Bulent Gokay, Vassilis K. Fouskas