In his book, incoherent empire, michael mann seeks to disprove the notion that the united states is effectively constructing a global empire. Our guest today is michael mann, who is a professor of sociology at ucla. Inspire a love of reading with prime book box for kids discover delightful childrens books with prime book box, a subscription that delivers new books every 1. The german version of this book won the friedrich ebert foundation prize for the best book on politics published in germany in 2003. Your previous analyses in your earlier works had led you to look at the dimensions of power.
Nor is it reconciled with the assurance elsewhere in the book that american. Thriftbooks sells millions of used books at the lowest everyday prices. Hello select your address best sellers todays deals new releases customer service gift ideas books gift cards electronics home computers sell. In 2003 he published incoherent empire verso books, a critique of the new american imperialism from the perspective of comparative and historical sociology. It is politically schizophrenic, split between multilateralism, unilateralism, and an actual inability to rule over foreign lands or control its own. Mann is a sociology professor at ucla and the author of a fourvolume series called the sources of social power, in which he explained the major developments of world history as the interplay between four types of power. Mann is a sociology professor at ucla and the author of a fourvolume series called the sources of social power. Manns work has been subject of several books, including j. Conversation with michael mann uc berkeley transcript and webcast of interview with michael mann regarding his recent publication, incoherent empire. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. He finds that its economic and ideological foundations are flimsy and that its only real strength is an ability to bully weak third world countries. Michael mann has 46 books on goodreads with 3217 ratings.
The us is a military giant, better at devastating than pacifying countries. I wrote almost all of my book incoherent empire before the war in iraq began. A history of power from the beginning to 1760 ad, and volume ii. In this book, noted sociologist michael mann argues that the new american imperialism is actually a new militarism. Dissecting the military, economic, and political resources of the us, mann concludes they are so lacking in comparison to earlier empires, and so uneven, as to generate only an incoherent empire and increasing world disorder. I wrote my book incoherent empire mann 2003 in haste in late 2002 and early 2003 in a burst of anger against the malevolence and stupidity of the foreign. In this book, noted sociologist michael mann argues that the new american imperialism is actually little more than a new militarism.
The central argument of his incoherent empire is that it. From washington to baghdad, the debate over american empire is back. Michael mann books list of books by author michael mann. The inside story of the dea takedown of a criminal genius and his empire, by elaine shannon. Five new books weigh in, some celebrating the imperial project as the last best hope of humankind, others attacking it as cause for worry. In this book noted sociologist michael mann argues that the new american imperialism is actually a new militarism that will bring disaster to the us and the world. He also published incoherent empire, in which he attacks the united states war on terror as a clumsy experiment in neoimperialism. However, i found it flawed in its tone, and in its easy acceptance of leftist dogma. More seriously, its historical perspective is too short. His major works include the prizewinning series the sources of social power, volume i. Incoherent empire book by michael mann 1 available. Incoherent empire, michael mann shop online for books in. Michael manns novel based on heat will be released next.
The book did not primarily take an ethical stance against american breaches of the geneva conventions and defiance of. I wrote my book incoherent empire mann 2003 in haste in late 2002 and early 2003 in a burst of anger against the malevolence and stupidity of the foreign policies of my two governments, for i am a dual citizen of the united kingdom and the united states. Books by michael mann author of the dark side of democracy. Nations and nationalism debate on mann s the dark side of democracy with j. The title of this book, in other words, is quite apt. While mann s sober sociology has its attractions, one tires of being directed to another book for anything like a comprehensive account of the fascist phenomenon. There is more than one author by this name in the goodreads database.
Michael mann, author of incoherent empire, argues that us policy towards landmines, star wars, iran and the southern philippines is all part of the grand strategy for a global american empire. Michael mann s incoherent empire is a good addition to the recent raft of books shining a muchneeded light on americas descent from republic to empire. Michael mann fba born 1942 is a britishborn emeritus professor of sociology at the. You will learn much about fascists, but only a little about fascism. Dissecting the economic, political, military and ideological resources available to the us, mann concludes that they are so uneven as to generate only an incoherent empire. Buy incoherent empire reprint by michael mann isbn. Dissecting the economic, political, military and ideological resources available to the us, mann concludes that they are so uneven as to generate only an incoherent empire and increasing world disorder. Us empire still incoherent after all these years antiwar. We deliver the joy of reading in 100% recycled packaging with free standard shipping on u. In this book noted sociologist michael mann argues that the new american imperialism is actually a new militarism. Michael mann has been working for two decades as a historical sociologist on the. I recently reread michael mann s book, incoherent empire, which he wrote in 2003, soon after the u. The first book to be published by michael mann books was hunting leroux. Incoherent empire by michael mann, 9781844675289, available at book depository with free delivery worldwide.
His publications include the sources of social power, volumes i and ii. In this book noted sociologist michael mann argues that the new american imperialism is actually little more than a new militarism. Conversations with john hall 2011, incoherent empire 2003 and fascists cambridge, 2004. Michael mann applies the framework he developed in his classic work the sources of social power to the american empire. Manns works include the sources of social power four volumes and the dark side of democracy, spanning the entire 20th century. The authors book incoherent empire was written in 20023 in a burst of anger at the malevolence and stupidity of western foreign policy. All the books in the bunch offer enough stimulation to keep engaged even a reader who has read ad infinitum about the perils of american imperialism.1253 257 431 358 376 1275 1527 247 1472 270 923 758 262 1140 567 1259 29 789 1248 1426 1523 930 1196 1304 509 1352 250 884 176 1369 639 529 1085 272 688 200 725 1293 933 53 740 618 892 824 1185 1287 916