a public event
Hegemony: The New Shape of Global Power
CEES Book Discussion with author John Agnew
Thursday, April 06, 2006
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
6275 Bunche Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095
The Center for European and Eurasian Studies invites the public to a discussion of the forthcoming book, Hegmony: The New Shape of Global Power, with author, Professor John Agnew of the UCLA Department of Geography.
The discussant for the talk will be Tom Mertes, Center for Social Theory and Comparative History at UCLA.
About the book (from Temple University Press):
Hegemony tells the story of the drive to create consumer capitalism abroad through political pressure and the promise of goods for mass consumption. In contrast to the recent literature on America as empire, it explains that the primary goal of the foreign and economic policies of the United States is a world which increasingly reflects the American way of doing business, not the formation or management of an empire. Contextualizing both the Iraq war and recent plant closings in the U.S., noted author John Agnew shows how American hegemony has created a world in which power is no longer only shaped territorially. He argues in a sobering conclusion that we are consequently entering a new era of global power, one in which the the world the US has made no longer works to its singular advantage.
Cost: The lecture is free and open to the public.
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Sponsor(s): Center for European and Eurasian Studies