Imperialism and Global Political Economy

Callinicos, Alex
Publisher:  Polity
Year Published:  2009  
Pages:  288pp   ISBN:  9780745640464
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX12540

Callinicos 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.A. Hobson. He then outlines a theory of the relationship between capitalism as an economic system and the international state system. He also 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. Imperialism, he concludes, is far from dead.

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