China: An Imperial Power in the Image of the West?

Oct 02

China: An Imperial Power in the Image of the West?

On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, Focus is releasing a comprehensive study that seeks to answer the question: Is China an imperial power in the image of the West in its relationship with the global south? Over the last 15 years, there have been increasing accusations of Chinese state enterprises and private...

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Paper Dragons: China and the Next Crash

Oct 01

Paper Dragons: China and the Next Crash

 Emerging relatively unscathed from the banking crisis of 2008, China has been viewed as a model of both rampant success and fiscal stability. But beneath the surface lies a network of fissures that look likely to erupt into the next big financial crash. A bloated real-estate sector, roller-coaster stock market, and rapidly growing shadow-banking sector have all...

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Capitalism’s Last Stand?: Deglobalization in the Age of Austerity

Jul 08

Capitalism’s Last Stand?: Deglobalization in the Age of Austerity

In this eye-opening and often scathing book, Walden Bello provides a forensic dissection of contemporary capitalism’s multiple crises. Trenchant but constructive, Bello’s analysis of the collapse of the global real economy – covering such issues as the Wall Street meltdown, the disintegration of the Greek economy and the rise of China –...

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The Food Wars

Sep 25

The Food Wars

Violent protests across the global South, in response to rocketing food prices from 2006 to 2008, highlighted an intrinsic flaw in the modern system of world trade—one that poses a serious threat to regional and international stability. In The Food Wars, Walden Bello traces the evolution of this crisis, examining its eruption in Mexico, Africa, the Philippines and...

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Walden Bello presents Ho Chi Minh

Mar 07

Walden Bello presents Ho Chi Minh

By Ho Chi Minh; Walden Bello Publisher: Verso (November 19, 2007) Ho Chi Minh (1890-1969), the founder of the Vietminh and President of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, was the archetypical Communist and anti-colonial revolutionary of the twentieth century. He played a key role in the formation of the French, Chinese, and Vietnamese Communist movements and fought...

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Dilemmas of Domination: The Unmaking of the American Empire

Apr 11

Dilemmas of Domination: The Unmaking of the American Empire

By Walden Bello Publisher: Holt Paperbacks (January 10, 2006) The empire seems unassailable, but the empire is weak – and precisely because of its imperial ambitions. Walden Bello dissects the dilemmas confronting America in its quest for global domination. Despite the enormity of the U.S. defence budget, American forces are already overextended – and...

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