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Historical Materialism and Globalisation: Essays on Continuity and Change / Edition 1

Historical Materialism and Globalisation: Essays on Continuity and Change / Edition 1

by Mark Rupert, Hazel Smith
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Now that Soviet style socialism has collapsed upon itself and liberal capitalism offers itself as the natural, necessary and absolute condition of human social life on a worldwide scale, this book insists that the potentially emancipatory resources of a renewed, and perhaps reconstructed, historical materialism are more relevant in today's world than ever before. Rather than viewing global capitalism as an eluctable natural force, these essays seek to show how a dialectic of power and resistance is at work in the contemporary global political economy, producing and contesting new realities and creating conditions in which new forms of collective self determination become thinkable and materially possible. It will be vital, topical reading for anyone interested in international relations, international political economy, sociology and political theory.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415263719
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 10/18/2002
Series: Routledge Studies in Globalisation Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.68(d)

About the Author

Mark Rupert is Associate Professor of Political Science, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University. Hazel Smith is reader in International Relations at the University of Warwick. She has been seconded to the UN World food Programme in DPRK as Programme Adviser since August 2000.

Table of Contents

Editors' Introduction
Part I. Globalization: The Relevance of Historical Materialist Approaches
1. Ellen Wood, Global Capital, National States
2. Bob Sutcliffe, How Many Capitalisms? Historical Materialism in the Debates about Imperialism and Globalizatio
3. Michael Cox, The Search for Relevance: Historical Materialism after the Cold War
4. Fred Halliday, The Pertinence of Imperialism
5. Mark Laffey and Kathryn Dean, A Flexible Marxism for Flexible Times
Part II. Historical Materialism as a Theory of Globalization
6. Peter Burnham, Class Struggle, States, and Global Circuits of Capital
7. Kees van der Pijl, Historical Materialism and the Emancipation of Labor
8. Hannes Lacher, Making Sense of the International System: the Promises and Pitfalls of the newest Marxist Theories of International Relations
9. Benno Teschke and Christian Heine, The Dialectic of Globalization: A critique of Social Constructivism
Part III. Historical Materialism and the Politics of Globalization
.10. Alejandro Colas, The Class Politics of Globalization
11. William I. Robinson, Capitalist Globalization and the Trans-nationalization of the State
12. A. Claire Cutler, Historical Materialism, Globalization, and Law: Competing Conceptions of Property
13. Anna Agathangelou, Sexing and Racing Global Political Economy: Migrant Domestic and Sex Workers in Cyprus
14. Hazel Smith, The Politics of Regulated Liberalism: A Historical Materialist approach to European Integration
15. Scott Solomon and Mark Rupert, Historical Materialism, Ideology, and the Politics of Globalizing Capitalism

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