Imperialism and Global Political Economy

Imperialism and Global Political Economy

Alex Callinicos


In Imperialism and worldwide Political Economy Alex Callinicos intervenes in a single of the most political and highbrow debates of the day. the worldwide guidelines of the United States some time past decade have inspired the frequent trust that we are living in a brand new period of imperialism. yet is that this trust real, and what does 'imperialism' suggest?

Callinicos explores those questions during this wide-ranging ebook. within the first half, he severely assesses the classical theories of imperialism constructed within the period of the 1st global battle by means of Marxists reminiscent of Lenin, Luxemburg, and Bukharin and through the Liberal economist J.A. Hobson. He then outlines a idea of the connection among capitalism as an economic climate and the foreign country procedure, carving out a particular place in comparison to different modern theorists of empire and imperialism similar to Antonio Negri, David Harvey, Giovanni Arrighi, and Ellen wooden.

within the moment half Imperialism and international Political Economy Callinicos lines the historical past of capitalist imperialism from the Dutch East India corporation to the explicit styles of monetary and geopolitical festival within the modern period of yank decline and chinese language growth. Imperialism, he concludes, is much from useless.

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