Rethinking Imperialism: A Study of Capitalist Rule

Hardcover | November 15, 2009

byJohn Milios

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This book aims at presenting and assessing imperialism as a theoretical concept. It aims to provide a comprehensive evaluation, focusing specifically on the tension between Marx’s theoretical system of the Critique of Political Economy and the theories of capitalist expansion and domination.
 
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.

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This book aims at presenting and assessing imperialism as a theoretical concept. It aims to provide a comprehensive evaluation, focusing specifically on the tension between Marx’s theoretical system of the Critique of Political Economy and the theories of capitalist expansion and domination.  For over a century “imperialism” has been a...

JOHN MILIOS is Professor of Political Economy and the History of Economic thought at the National Technical University of Athens, Greece. He has published more than 200 papers in referred journals (in Greek, English, German, French, Spanish, Italian and Turkish) and eleven books. His research interests include Theories of Value, Money...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 8.87 × 5.61 × 0.78 inPublished:November 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction * 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.