Front cover image for Rethinking imperialism : a study of capitalist rule

Rethinking imperialism : a study of capitalist rule

For over a century 'imperialism' has been a key concept in Left theory and politics, connoting both the aggressiveness and the characteristics of modern capitalism. This book aims at presenting and assessing imperialism as a theoretical concept. Since a variety of different definitions are assigned to the notion of imperialism, it is necessary to put to the test the rigour of these definitions. The authors of this volume provide a comprehensive evaluation, focussing specifically on the tension between Marx's theoretical system of the Critique of Political Economy and the theories of capitalist expansion and domination that emerge out of the various discourses on imperialism. This book is indispensable reading for post-graduates studying Political Economy and for all those seeking to understand the workings of capitalism
eBook, English, ©2009
Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, ©2009
1 online resource (viii, 248 pages)
9780230250642, 0230250645
Classical Theories of Imperialism: A New Interpretation of Capitalist Rule, Expansionism, Capital Export, the Periodization and the 'Decline' of Capitalism
Post World-War II 'Metropolis-Periphery' Theories of Imperialism
Theories of Imperialism as Alternatives to Classical and Metropolis-Periphery Approaches
The State as a Vehicle of both Capitalist Expansionism and Decolonization. Historical Evidence and Theoretical Questions
Capitalist Mode of Production and Social Formation. Conclusions Concerning the Organization of Capitalist Power
Capitalist Mode of Production and Monopolies
Is Imperialism the Latest Stage of Capitalism? Reflections on the Question of Periodization of Capitalism and Stages of Capitalist Development
Internationalisation of Capital
Financialization: Market Discipline or Capital Discipline?
The 'Global' Level, and the Concept of Imperialist Chain
Epilogue: Rethinking Imperialism and Capitalist Rule