Review of the hardback: '... a thoughtful as well as provocative study of the global political economy which effectively challenges the assumptions of mainstream realist and liberal international relations scholars. Even those who disagree with its conclusions will learn from it.' American Politics Review
Review of the hardback: 'This book is much more than a study of the Trilateral Commission or another contribution to the debate on hegemonic decline. It is a demonstration of how to write about a global political economy that is as much a relationship of classes and a process of ideological formation as it is an interstate system - an historical bloc in Gramsci's sense of the term. This is a pioneering work in the study of global structural change that goes well beyond conventional international relations theory.' Robert W. Cox, York University, Canada
Dr Stephen Gill makes an original contribution to the extent and nature of America as a hegemonic state. He challenges arguments concerning the relative decline of American hegemony and develops a novel concept of transnational capital - the rise in the power of internationally mobile capital.