In Imperialism and Global Political Economy Alex Callinicos intervenes in one of the main political and intellectual debates of the day. Imperialism and Global Political Economy, Polity Press: Cambridge,. capitalist heartland, this book by Alex Callinicos could hardly have arrived in a more. Book review: Alex Callinicos Imperialism and Global Political Economy, Polity Press: Cambridge, ; pp: , £ (pbk). Show all authors.
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Imperialism and Global Political Economy
Callinicos explores these questions in this wide-ranging book. In the first part, he critically assesses the classical theories of imperialism developed in the era of the First World War by Marxists such as Lenin, Luxemburg, and Bukharin and by the Liberal economist J. He then outlines a theory of the relationship between capitalism as an economic system and the international state system, carving out a distinctive position compared to other contemporary theorists of empire and imperialism such as Antonio Negri, David Harvey, Giovanni Arrighi, and Ellen Wood.
In the second half of Imperialism and Global Political Economy Callinicos traces the history of capitalist imperialism from the Dutch East India Company to the specific patterns of economic and geopolitical competition in the contemporary era of American decline and Chinese expansion.
Alex Callinicos: Imperialism and global political economy (Autumn )
Imperialism, he concludes, is far from dead. Alex Callinicos’ new book, is a crucial intervention into these arguments Imperialism and Global Political Economy is an invaluable guide as well as a unique and persuasive impegialism by itself.
Its strengths are, firstly, that it is historically open, in allowing for the exploration of different types of imperialism.
Secondly, it is non-reductionist, since it involves a concrete analysis of the relative influence of each of these dimensions in each specific situation.
Thirdly, and very importantly, it places competition at the heart of our understanding of imperialism. This book is both a valuable contribution to our understanding of modern imperialism and a powerful weapon in the struggle to end it. This accessible book provides an important introduction to a complex field and explores the significance of contemporary as well as classical forms of imperialism.
It is an important addition to the revival of interest in the critique of empire.
Imperialism and Global Political Economy – Alex Callinicos – Google Books
No one is better qualified for this task than Alex Callinicos. His compelling historical narrative, clear theoretical exposition and politically engaged adjudication make this essential reading not only for students of Marxism or International Relations, but also for anyone who wonders why, at the start of the twenty-first century, the Lenin-Bukharin thesis has not, will not, and should not go away.
Imperialism and Global Political Economy. Added to Your Shopping Cart. Description In Imperialism and Global Political Economy Alex Callinicos intervenes in one of the main political and intellectual debates of the day.
The global policies of the United States in the past decade have encouraged the widespread belief that we live in a new era of imperialism. Empire of Theory, Theories of Empire 1 0.
Theory 23 1 The Classical Legacy 25 1. This is a wide-ranging study of the classical theories of imperialism and its meaning in the contemporary world The author is one of the leading radical thinkers in the world today and has a large following Callinicos outlines a distinctive theory of the relationship between capitalism as an economic system and the international state system, in contrast to existing thought on the subject This fascinating new title will appeal those studying politics, political theory and the history of politics and philosophy.