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Globalization: Capitalism and Its Alternatives
Capitalist globalization has been instrumental in globalizing civil and political rights all over the world as a condition of 'free' markets and trade, but capitalist globalizers have no answer toExpand
Transnational Capitalist Class
  • L. Sklair
  • Business, Political Science
  • 19 December 2000
The transnational capitalist class (TCC) as a theoretical concept and an empirical reality has its origins in theories of capitalist globalization developed since the 1960s. Traditional MarxistExpand
The sociology of the global system
In the first edition of Sociology of the Global System, Leslie Sklair argued that social scientists have not yet generally come to regard the whole world as a legitimate object of knowledge. HeExpand
Globalization is a relatively new idea in the social sciences, although people who work in and write about the mass media, transnational corporations and international business have been using it forExpand
Social Movements and Global Capitalism
While capitalism is increasingly organised on a global basis, effective opposition to capitalist practices tends to be manifest locally. The traditional response of the labour movement to globalExpand
Assembling for Development: The Maquila Industry in Mexico and the United States
1. The Maquillas in Global Perspective 2. The Border Context 3. Phases of Maquilla Expansion 4. The Californias 5. Paso del Norte 6. The Valley 7. The Long March to the Interior 8. Labor, Gender, andExpand
The Transnational Capitalist Class and Contemporary Architecture in Globalizing Cities
  • L. Sklair
  • Sociology, Political Science
  • 1 September 2005
The focus of this article is on the role of the transnational capitalist class (TCC) in and around architecture in the production and marketing of iconic buildings and spaces, in global or worldExpand
Social movements for global capitalism: the transnational capitalist class in action
The thesis that 'Capitalism does not just happen' is argued with reference to Gramsci, hegemony and the critique of state centrism. This involves a critique of the assumption that ruling classes ruleExpand
The Transnational Capitalist Class and Global Politics: Deconstructing the Corporate-State Connection
  • L. Sklair
  • Economics, Political Science
  • 1 April 2002
Transnational corporations (tncs) engage in a variety of political activities that take place at all levels of the political sphere, from community and urban through national to global politics, andExpand