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In Restructuring Hegemony within the worldwide Political financial system, probably the most stimulating writers presently operating in political economics hint the advance of neo-liberalism in person international locations in addition to on an international scale. They argue that this technique begun the defeat of the recent foreign fiscal Order, the Euro-Communist ascendancy in Western Europe and the overthrow of the Allende executive in Chile, culminating within the cave in of functional socialism. The essays speak about the social forces excited about this method, their overseas linkages and their responses in a world context.

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Interview with co-founder and OECD planner Alexander King, De Volkskrant, 21 November 1 9 8 7 . This road from bank liberalization to monetarism to the debt crisis has been the subject of several excellent studies (Greider 1 9 8 7 ; Naylor 1 9 8 7 ) . The NIEO challenge was particularly strong, and hit an especially sensitive cord, in the sphere of the control over natural resources, first of all energy. And nor was OPEC the only instance of this challenge to the established position of transnational oil capital.

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The socialization of work inside the plant, and the socialization of the productive forces and of capital itself, have had a profound effect on the class structure and class consciousness. From the turn of century, scientific management and 'rationalization' of production spread the illusion among the workers that work was organized along lines of objective, technical necessity, while tendentially removing the more visible forms of subordination of labour to capital. Socialization also created a space in the class structure that was occupied by a new category of intermediary functionaries ranging from managers (who, in Frederick Taylor's words, 'assume the burden of gathering together all of the traditional knowledge which in the past has been possessed by the workmen and then of classifying, tabulating, and reducing this knowledge to rules, laws, and formulae' (quoted by Braverman 1 9 7 4 : 112), to actual clerical workers, whose number increased as a 33 - KEES VAN DER PIJL consequence of the need to calculate, standardize, and control 'claims to ownership to value' (Braverman 1 9 7 4 : 3 0 4 ) .

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