Time, Communication and Global Capitalism

  • Wayne Hope

Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Wayne Hope
      Pages 1-11
  3. Time, Globality, Capitalism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Wayne Hope
      Pages 15-28
  4. Time, Hegemony and Global Capitalism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-47
    2. Wayne Hope
      Pages 49-68
    3. Wayne Hope
      Pages 69-86
  5. Conflicts of Time within Global Capitalism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. Wayne Hope
      Pages 129-145
  6. The Crisis of Global Capitalism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. Wayne Hope
      Pages 149-164
    3. Wayne Hope
      Pages 165-188
  7. Crisis, Collective Opposition and Ruptures of Time

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 189-189
    2. Wayne Hope
      Pages 206-208
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 209-244

About this book


In this book Wayne Hope analyzes the double relation between time and global capitalism. In order to do this, he cross-relates four epistemes of time - epochality, time reckoning, temporality and coevalness – with four materializations of time – hegemony, conflict, crisis and rupture. Using this framework allows Hope to argue that global capitalism is epochally distinctive, riven by time conflicts, prone to recurring crises, and vulnerable to collective opposition. These critical insights are not easily thematized in a mediated world of real-time reflexivity, detemporalized presentism, and denials of coevalness associated with structural exclusions of the poor. However, the worldwide repercussions of the 2008 financial collapse and the resulting confluence of occupation movements, riots, protests, strike activity, and anti-austerity activism raises the prospect of a rupture within and beyond global capitalism.


Time Temporality Finance Global Capitalism capitalism conflict economics globalization macroeconomics mediation political communication political history political science political theory politics

Authors and affiliations

  • Wayne Hope
    • 1
  1. 1.Auckland University of TechnologyNew Zealand

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