City of Gold: An Apology for Global Capitalism in a Time of Discontent

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Psychology Press, 2004 - Business & Economics - 350 pages
David A. Westbrook argues that we live in "the city of gold"--a global, cosmopolitan polity where politics are done through markets, and where global capital markets, not states, have become the dominant force in our social life.
 

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Contents

Desires Constitution
19
Money as Communication
39
Finance and the War against Time
57
Urban Renewal
75
Governance
97
Constitutional Critique
115
Inauthenticity
129
Identity Tense
151
The Disenchantment of Liberalism
213
Toward a Metropolitan Political Economy
235
True Markets
237
Orderly Markets
255
Authority and Identity
273
The Possibility of Affection
291
Apology Essay Myth
303
Notes
307

Exhausted Philosophies
169
After Economic Justice
185

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David A. Westbrook is currently an associate professor of Law at the University of Buffalo, State University of New York, and is a former corporate lawyer.

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