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Table of contents

Mario Pianta
with a foreword by

Mary Kaldor


First published 1988 by
Harvester • Wheatsheaf
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A Division of
Simon & Schuster International Group

and by
The United Nations University
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Tokyo 150, Japan

1988 Mario Pianta

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British Library Cataloguing in Publication Data

Pianta, Mario
New technologies across the Atlantic:
US leadership of European autonomy: economic
change and technological strategies in the age of
American decline.
1. Technological innovations - Economic aspects
I. Title 338'.06 HC79.T4
ISBN 0-7450-0442-3

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1 A 'Technological Fix' for the Crisis of US Hegemony?

2 Between decline and restoration

2.1 The framework for the analysis
2.2 Changing regimes of accumulation
2.3. Changing roles of the state
2.4. The hypothesis: Technological strategies and US hegemony

3 Economic processes

3.1. Growth, employment and productivity in the US, Europe and Japan
3.2 International trade and industrial competitiveness
3.3 International corporate strategies
3.4 The debate on the American decline
3.5 The US military economy
3.6 The US international economic strategies

4 Technological strategies

4.1. The dynamics of technological change
4.2. The technological performances of the US, Europe and Japan
4.3. The effects of military technology
4.4. The technological strategies of corporations
4.5 The case of semiconductors
4.6. The case of telecommunications
4.7. The international technological strategies of governments
4.8 The case of US controls of technology transfer
4.9. The case of the US Strategic Defence Initiative

5 The US strategy and the Alternatives for Europe

5.1 The American decline
5.2 A strategy of 'Techological Star Wars'
5.3. The contradictions of the US strategy
5.4. The alternatives for Europe