The Global Industrial Complex: Systems of Domination

The Global Industrial Complex: Systems of Domination by Steven Best, Richard Kahn PhD, Anthony J. Nocella II, Peter McLaren epub pdf fb2

Title: The Global Industrial Complex: Systems of Domination
Author: Steven Best, Richard Kahn PhD, Anthony J. Nocella II, Peter McLaren
ISBN10: 0739136976
ISBN13: 978-0739136973
Publisher: Lexington Books (December 16, 2011)
Language: English
Subcategory: Politics & Government
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The Global Industrial Complex: Systems of Domination by Steven Best, Richard Kahn PhD, Anthony J. Nocella II, Peter McLaren


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The Global Industrial Complex: Systems of Domination is a groundbreaking collection of essays by a diverse set of leading scholars who examine the entangled and evolving global array of corporate-state structures of hegemonic power—what the editors refer to as “the power complex”—that was first analyzed by C. Wright Mills in his 1956 classic work, The Power Elite. In this new volume edited by Steven Best, Richard Kahn, Anthony J. Nocella II, and Peter McLaren, the power complex is conceived as co-constituted, interdependent and imbricated systems of domination. Spreading insidiously on a global level, the transnational institutional relationships of the power complex combine the logics of capitalist exploitation and profits and industrialist norms of efficiency, control, and mass production, While some have begun to analyze these institutional complexes as separate entities, this book is unique in analyzing them as overlapping, mutually-enforcing systems that operate globally and which will undoubtedly frame the macro-narrative of the 21st century (and perhaps beyond). The global industrial complex—a grand power complex of complexes—thus poses one of the most formidable challenges to the sustainability of planetary democracy, freedom and peace today. But there can be no serious talk of opposition to it until it is more popularly named and understood. The Global Industrial Complex aims to be a foundational contribution to this emerging educational and political project.