Introduction. Chapter One: How To Think About Capitalism. Chapter Two: Capitalism as a System: Natural and Free. Chapter Three: Capitalism as a System: Unjust and Unstable. Chapter Four: Empire and Crises 1870-1945. Chapter Five: Post-1945 Capitalism:Variations Across Countries. Chapter Six: Post-1945 Capitalism:Variations Over Time. Chapter Seven: Global Capitalism. References.
Capitalism is a subject of enduring interest, rediscovered and reevaluated by each successive generation of students; this new Seminar Study provides a concise, lucid and thought-provoking introduction to the history of this most ubiquitous and successful of economic systems.
Paul Bowles is a Professor of Economics at the University of Northern British Columbia. He has published widely on both globalisation and East Asian development, and is author of National Currencies and Globalization: Endangered Species? (2007) and Globalization and Labour in China and India (2010).