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From the Publisher"Highly recommended - should be read by anyone looking for asophisticated Marxist analysis of imperialism."
"One of the most outstanding works in Alex Callinicos'simpressive list of publications ... packed with food forthought."
"These is a considerable disagreement as to what empire reallymeans. Alex Callinicos' new book, is a crucial intervention intothese arguments ... Imperialism and Global Political Economyis an invaluable guide as well as a unique and persuasive argumentby itself."
"As Alex Calinicos argues in this important and impressivestudy, it is not enough to have a generalised understanding of"empire" and "imperialism". Its strengths are, firstly, that it ishistorically open, in allowing for the exploration of differenttypes of imperialism. Secondly, it is non-reductionist, since itinvolves a concrete analysis of the relative influence of each ofthese dimensions in each specific situation. Thirdly, and veryimportantly, it places competition at the heart of ourunderstanding of imperialism. This book is both a valuablecontribution to our understanding of modern imperialism and apowerful weapon in the struggle to end it."
"While Donald Rumsfeld famously declared that the US does not doempire, Callinicos does it very well. He draws on his immensebreadth of theoretical and historical knowledge to put 'empire' and'imperialism' in their place in the development of liberal,mainstream, radical, and Marxist thought and to situate thepractices of empire and imperialism in the long durée ofhistorical struggles and conflicts around capital accumulation on aworld scale. This accessible book provides an importantintroduction to a complex field and explores the significance ofcontemporary as well as classical forms of imperialism. It is animportant addition to the revival of interest in the critique ofempire."
Bob Jessop, Lancaster University
"This is a welcome intervention in the contemporary debates onimperialism. No one is better qualified for this task than AlexCallinicos. His compelling historical narrative, clear theoreticalexposition and politically engaged adjudication make this essentialreading not only for students of Marxism or InternationalRelations, but also for anyone who wonders why, at the start of thetwenty-first century, the Lenin-Bukharin thesis has not, will not,and should not go away."
Justin Rosenberg, University of Sussex