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Understanding World Order and Structural Change

Poverty, Conflict and the Global Arena


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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Understanding World Order Structures and their Local Impact

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Hans Abrahamsson
      Pages 3-23
    3. Hans Abrahamsson
      Pages 24-45
    4. Hans Abrahamsson
      Pages 58-80
  3. Understanding Structural Change — and the Way Forward

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Hans Abrahamsson
      Pages 83-95
    3. Hans Abrahamsson
      Pages 96-111
    4. Hans Abrahamsson
      Pages 112-123
    5. Hans Abrahamsson
      Pages 124-141
    6. Hans Abrahamsson
      Pages 142-152
    7. Hans Abrahamsson
      Pages 153-169
    8. Hans Abrahamsson
      Pages 170-183
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 184-256

About this book


Hans Abrahamsson assesses the current world order and structural change, within an historical framework. He analyzes the interaction of Pax American and the Bretton Woods system in the postwar period, and its impact, specifically on the development of Southern Africa. The author also proposed an analytical model and a methodological framework for the study of the international political economy and its global and local implications. Finally, he addresses the circumstances behind the current opportunity for global change, and the social forces and political action required in order to seize it.


political economy poverty structural change world order

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Peace and Development StudiesGöteborg UniversitySweden

About the authors

HANS ABRAHAMSSON is a Senior Lecturer in International Political Economy at the Göteborg University, Sweden. His research interest focus on the room of manoeuvre for transformation of the current world order structures. His previous works include Mozambique - The Troubled Transition, co-authored with Anders Nilsson.

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