Turbulent Empires

A History of Global Capitalism since 1945

By (author) Mike Mason
Categories: Economic history, Economics, Economics, Finance, Business and Management
Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press
Hardcover : 9780773553217, 344 pages, April 2018

An examination of global politics, emphasizing American hegemony and the rise of Asian economies.


Both erudite and accessibly written, Turbulent Empires provides an insightful and sweeping analysis of world political and economic history that is an ideal introduction to postwar political science, history, and development studies. Mason’s book surveys the major polities and economies of Africa, Asia, Latin America, Russia, and the West and traces the trajectory of nationalist ruling classes bent on exercising sovereign control over economic resources. To learn more about this publisher, click here: http://bit. ly/18XiH0w


"Turbulent Empires is a gem of a book – accomplished with impressive erudition, written with panache, brimming with insight. A book like this is the result a lifetime of learning. " Jonathan Levy, University of Chicago

"At once erudite and pleasantly readable, [Turbulent Empires] is the kind of broad international perspective that pretty much anyone should consume before reading or forming opinions on what’s happening in world news. " Montreal Review of Books