This collection of essays on corporations, globalization and the state takes a radical look at the role of the state in globalization and its transformation thereby. It addresses such key questions as:
What role is the state (in both the North and South) playing in its own rollback and demise?
How has the emergence of global production chains facilitated the emergence of a transnational capitalist class?
Do states still serve the interests of the peoples they govern, or do they now primarily serve the interests of global transnational capital?
How can the struggle for democracy be realized in a globalized state?
The contributors seek, in the context of the worldwide Occupy Wall Street movement, to analyse why and how democracy might be achieved in globalized states. The editors and contributors are long-time social activists approaching the issues from the perspective of the global South. This collection is unique in that it includes work from and about Cuba in relation to the impact of globalization.