American Hegemony after the Great Recession A Transformation in World Order

by Brandon Tozzo

Part of the International Political Economy Series Series

American Hegemony after the Great Recession A Transformation in World Order Synopsis

This book traces America's rise as a hegemon of the capitalist system, arguing that the greatest threat to global economic stability is America's polarized and ineffectual political system rather than foreign competition from China and the European Union. The author points to China's considerable demographic problem, which will likely undermine its economic potential. Furthermore, the sovereign debt crisis in Europe - which has left the continent politically fragmented by an institutional malaise - is evidence of the United States' continued status as the world's most successful nation. Tozzo posits that, due to factors such as its initial response to the financial crisis, the near failure of its banking system, the catastrophe of the debt ceiling crisis, and the election of Donald Trump as president, the greatest threat to American hegemony is America itself.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781137575388
Publication date: 1st August 2017
Author: Brandon Tozzo
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 155 pages
Categories: Economic history,

About Brandon Tozzo

Brandon Tozzo is Lecturer at Trent University, Canada, where he teaches methodology, US politics and International Relations. Further to this, he is a consultant for several media outlets in Canada, including CBC, CTV and Global Television.

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