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Callinicos, Alex

Works: 103 works in 563 publications in 15 languages and 11,711 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Controversial literature 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Other, Contributor
Classifications: BD450, 335.401
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Alex Callinicos
Making history : agency, structure, and change in social theory by Alex Callinicos( Book )

53 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Making History is about the question - central to social theory - of how human agents draw their powers from the social structures they are involved in. Drawing on classical Marxism, analytical philosophy, and a wide range of historical writing, Alex Callinicos seeks to avoid two unacceptable extremes - dissolving the subject into an impersonal flux, as poststructuralists tend to - and treating social structures as the mere effects of individual action (for example, rational-choice theory). Among those discussed are Althusser, Anderson, Benjamin, Brenner, Cohen, Elster, Foucault, Giddens, Habermas, and Mann. Callinicos has written an extended introduction to this new edition that reviews developments since Making History was first published in 1987. This republication gives a new generation of readers access to an important intervention in Marxism and social theory."--Jacket
Against postmodernism : a Marxist critique by Alex Callinicos( Book )

37 editions published between 1989 and 2001 in 5 languages and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social theory : a historical introduction by Alex Callinicos( Book )

36 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second edition of this remarkably lucid text, provides a wide-ranging historical introduction to social theory. The new edition preserves, and further enhances, the book's striking qualities -- its clarity, reliability, comprehensiveness and scholarship. The theorists treated include Montesquieu, Adam Smith and the Scottish Enlightenment, Hegel, Marx, Tocqueville, Maistre, Gobineau, Darwin, Spencer, Kautsky, Nietzsche, Durkheim, Weber, Simmel, Freud, Lukacs, Gramsci, Heidegger, Keynes, Hayek, Parsons, the Frankfurt School, Levi-Strauss, Althusser, Foucault, Habermas, Bourdieu, Beck, and Giddens. Callinicos examines the ways in which social theory grew out of the eighteenth century Enlightenment, a time when societies emerging in the West ceased to invoke the authority of tradition to validate themselves, instead looking to scientific knowledge to justify their mastery of the world. He traces social theory's connections with central themes in modern philosophy, with the development of political economy, and with the impact of evolutionary biology on social thought. The book has been carefully updated to ensure that it engages with the most current debates in social theory, and concludes with a substantial new chapter. Here Callinicos assesses the significance of contemporary debates about globalization, including the recent re-emergence of critiques of capitalism and imperialism in the work of Michael Hardt, Toni Negri, Luc Boltanski, Eve Chiapello, David Harvey, Robert Brenner, Giovanni Arrighi, and Slavoj Zizek. -- Back cover
Marxism and philosophy by Alex Callinicos( Book )

18 editions published between 1983 and 1996 in English and Korean and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The revenge of history : Marxism and the East European revolutions by Alex Callinicos( Book )

16 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Than to resume unfinished business
Is there a future for Marxism? by Alex Callinicos( Book )

14 editions published between 1982 and 1985 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theories and narratives : reflections on the philosophy of history by Alex Callinicos( Book )

22 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the relationship between social theory and historical writing. Its aim is to establish the contribution that theory can make to understanding the past. Pursuing this objective, Alex Callinicos critically confronts a number of leading attempts to reconceptualize the meaning of history, including Francis Fukuyama's rehabilitation of Hegel's philosophy of history and the postmodernist efforts of Hayden White and others to deny the existence of a past independent of our representations of it. In these cases philosophical arguments are pursued in tandem with discussions of historical interpretations of, respectively, Stalinism and the Holocaust. Leading theories of history - Marx's and Weber's - are then critically compared in the context of the work of recent writers such as Michael Mann, W.G. Runciman, and Robert Brenner. Finally, the politics of historical theory is explored in a discussion of Marxism's claims to be a universal theory of human progress. Swimming against the tide of contemporary fashion, Theories and Narratives seeks to rebut the claim made by many postmodernists that Marxism is inherently Eurocentric in both its conceptual structures and its political practice. Marx's project of human emancipation, it concludes, still defines our political horizons
Althusser's Marxism by Alex Callinicos( Book )

21 editions published between 1976 and 1994 in 5 languages and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trotskyism by Alex Callinicos( Book )

14 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leon Trotsky was assassinated by an agent of Josef Stalin in August 1940. The fiftieth anniversary of his death takes place in the aftermath of a wave of popular revolutions that overturned the regimes established by Stalin in Eastern Europe. It is therefore an appropriate moment to reconsider the socialist tradition founded, in opposition to STalinism, by Trotsky. Trotsky argued that Stalinism represented a conservative betrayal of the Russian Revolution that Lenin and he had led in October 1917, a revolution based on the idea that socialism could only come from below, through the independent activity of the working class, and depended on the global overthrow of capitalism. He sought to build a movement capable of rescuing the Marxist tradition from the distortions of of Stalinism. Alex Callinicos traces the intellectual history of this movement, first examining its origins in Trotsky's own thought, and then exploring the crisis into which the Trotskyist Fourth International was thrown at the end of the Second World War, when its founder's predictions were apparently refuted by the strength and stability of both Western capitalism and Stalinism. Callinicos distinguishes between three strands in the continuation of Trotskyism, identifying their common ground but also the reasons for their sharp disagreements. At its best the Trotskyist tradition has developed a social analysis of the Eastern bloc that remains faithful to classical Marxism in rejecting the market as well as bureaucratic command economies and in affirming socialism as the self-emancipation of the working class. -- from back cover
Marxist theory( Book )

10 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume presents a selection of influential essays by analytical Marxists. Linked by a "positivist" approach to philosophy and social science as well as the analytical idiom, contributors including Alex Callinicos, G. A. Cohen, Jon Elster, Norman Geras, Andrew Levine, Richard W. Miller, and Eric Olin Wright examine theoretical problems that arise once a Hegelian conceptual franework has been abandoned
Equality by Alex Callinicos( Book )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The class war is over. But the struggle for true equality has only just begun", Tony Blair has declared. Yet the world enters the 21st century heaving with poverty and inequality. In this book, the author explores the meaning of equality in the contemporary world
An anti-capitalist manifesto by Alex Callinicos( Book )

19 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in 7 languages and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Alex Callinicos analyses the development of the movement, distinguishes between the different political forces within it, and explores the strategic dilemmas - notably over violence and the nation-state - that it increasingly confronts. He argues that the movement is directed against capitalism itself. The logic of competitive accumulation that drives this system is not only increasing global inequality and economic instability, but threatens ecological catastrophe and appalling conflict. To meet the challenge of global capitalism the new protest movement requires, according to Callinicos, a creative synthesis of its own inclusive and dynamic style and the best of the classical Marxist tradition."--Jacket
Against the third way : an anti-capitalist critique by Alex Callinicos( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

He challenges the idea that the 'knowledge economy' is freeing us from the contradictions of capitalism, denies that New Labour has coherent strategies for achieving greater equality or reconciling the interests of individual and community, and argues that what is called 'political globalization' - the higher profile of international institutions such as NATO, the IMF, and the WTO - masks the assertion of American imperial power."--Jacket
The revolutionary ideas of Karl Marx by Alex Callinicos( Book )

35 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Argues that as much as Karl Marx has been criticised for his ideas, what Marx said holds as much relevance today as in his time
Imperialism and global political economy by Alex Callinicos( Book )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. But is this belief true, and what does 'imperialism' mean? 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.A. Hobson. 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. Imperialism, he concludes, is far from dead. -- Book cover
The new mandarins of American power : the Bush administration's plans for the world by Alex Callinicos( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this timely book, Alex Callinicos explores the real meaning of the Bush Doctrine. He deconstructs the rhetorical justifications of the 'war on terrorism' and analyses the strategy of the Republican neoconservatives who now dominate American foreign policy. Their main aim, he suggests, is less to combat terrorism than to use US military supremacy to intimidate and discipline potential competitors. This is the latest episode, Callinicos argues, in the long history of capitalist imperialism. The neoconservative 'Project for the New American Century' seeks to perpetuate the global domination of US-style neoliberal capitalism; it can only be effectively resisted once this is understood."--Jacket
What is politics? : the activity and its study by Adrian Leftwich( Book )

8 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adrian Leftwich is a Senior Lecturer in Politics at the University of York
Southern Africa after Soweto by Alex Callinicos( Book )

15 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyse af de hvide sydafrikanske mindretalstyrers krise og de sorte befrielsesbevægelsers kamp mod apartheid og for afrikansk revolution
Bonfire of illusions : the twin crises of the liberal world by Alex Callinicos( Book )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and Turkish and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Something dramatic happened in the late summer and autumn of 2008. The post-Cold War world came to an abrupt end. This was the result of two conjoined crises. First, in its brief war with Georgia in August 2008, Russia asserted its military power to halt the expansion of NATO to its very borders. Secondly, on 15 September 2008 the Wall Street investment bank Lehman Brothers collapsed. This precipitated a severe financial crash and helped to push the world economy into the worst slump since the 1930s. Both crises marked a severe setback for the global power of the United States, which had driven NATO expansion and forced through the liberalization of financial markets. More broadly they challenged the consensus that had reigned since the collapse of the Soviet bloc in 1989 that a US-orchestrated liberal capitalist order could offer the world peace and prosperity. Already badly damaged by the Iraq debacle, this consensus has now suffered potentially fatal blows. In Bonfire of Illusions Alex Callinicos explores these twin crises. He traces the credit crunch that developed in 2007-8 to a much more protracted crisis of overaccumulation and profitability that has gripped global capitalism since the late 1960s. He also confronts the interaction between economic and geopolitical events, highlighting the new assertiveness of nation-states and analysing the tense, complex relationship of interdependence and conflict that binds together the US and China. Finally, in response to the revelation that the market is not the solution to the world's problems, Callinicos reviews the prospects for alternatives to capitalism. -- Publisher description
The resources of critique by Alex Callinicos( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social criticism has enjoyed a renaissance in the past few years. The anti-globalization protests at Seattle and Genoa and the great marches against the war in Iraq have put contestation of capitalism and imperialism back on the political and intellectual agenda. But how does social critique situate itself philosophically today, after the marginalization of Marxism and the impact of postmodernism? In "The Resources of Critique", Alex Callinicos seeks to address this question systematically. He does so, in the first part, by surveying some of the most influential contemporary critical theorists Alain Badiou, Jacques Bidet, Luc Boltanski, Pierre Bourdieu, Eve Chiapello, Jurgen Habermas, Antonio Negri and Slavoj i ek. The limitations of all these theorists perspectives prompts Callinicos in the second part of the book to outline an alternative approach whose main elements are a critical realist ontology, a Marxist theory of social contradiction, and an egalitarian conception of justice. The main thrust of his argument is to show that Marx's critique of political economy remains inescapable for anyone seeking to challenge the existing world order but only if it maintains an open but rigorous dialogue with other critical perspectives. "The Resources of Critique" is, above all, a contribution to this dialogue
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Against postmodernism : a Marxist critique
Alternative Names
Alex Callinicos britischer Hochschullehrer für Europäische Studien

Alex Callinicos Brits filosoof

Alex Callinicos brytyjski trockista, pracownik naukowy i pisarz

Callinicos, A. T.

Callinicos, A.T. 1950-

Callinicos, A. t. (Alex T.)

Callinicos, A. T. (Alex T.), 1950-

Callinicos, Alex.

Callinicos, Alex T

Callinicos, Alex T. 1950-

Callinicos, Alexander Theodore.

Callinicos, Alexander Theodore 1950-

Kālīnīkūs, Āliks 1950-

Kallinikos, Aleks.

Kallinikos, Aleks 1950-

Каллиникос, Алекс

أليكس كالينيكوس

آلکس کالینیکوس فیلسوف بریتانیایی

앨릭스 캘리니코스

칼리니코스, A. 1950-

칼리니코스, 알렉스 1950-

캘리니코스, A. 1950-

캘리니코스, 알렉스 1950-

캘리니코스, 앨릭스 1950-


カリニコス, アレックス

キャリニコス, アレックス


Against postmodernism : a Marxist critiqueSocial theory : a historical introductionMarxism and philosophyThe revenge of history : Marxism and the East European revolutionsTheories and narratives : reflections on the philosophy of historyTrotskyismMarxist theoryEquality