'Richard Peet does an excellent job of illuminating geopolitical realities by rooting them in the dynamic interaction of class structures, the nation state, and globalization. Insightful and provocative, this is a must read for both the activist and the analyst.'
Walden Bello, Focus on the Global South
'Richard Peet has effectively indicted those who sit in the seats of power in our global society. By showing how power is exercised through economic institutions, ideology, and world governance arrangements, he provides an essential foundation for those who want to understand the way the world works in order to bring change. It is a lucid picture - a clear "geography of power" - that is most useful.'
Arthur MacEwan, University of Massachusetts
'Mixing Marx and Foucault but writing more straightforwardly than either, Richard Peet puts social theory to work in an exploration of the architecture of contemporary global economic policy. Bridging grand theory and lively empirical detail, this book is well pitched at readers trying to grasp the making of economic power behind the world's daily business headlines - especially if they have a mind to change how those headlines read.'
Neil Smith, The Center for Place, Culture and Politics
'Richard Peet has mapped for us a geography of power, a new kind of political geography, exposing the capitalist supernova that now dominate the global political economic landscape. His book brilliantly charts these new centres of accumulated power, their destructive capabilities and the rise of a counter-revolution against a neoliberal order seemingly intent on dragging us all into the black holes of impoverishment and disempowerment.'
Michael Watts, University of California Berkeley
'The book makes an interesting and insightful contribution to contemporary debates on geography and power.'
Tim Vorley, Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie
'recommended to scholars, students and activists who desire a globalization with substantially more equality, social justice and democracy.'
Duane Swank, British Journal of Sociology