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Historical materialism and globalization
Rupert, Mark.

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London ; New York : Routledge, 2002.
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viii, 312 pages ; 24 cm.
Warwick studies in globalisation

Warwick studies in globalisation.
Global capital, national states / Ellen Meiksins Wood -- How many capitalisms? historical materialism in the debates about imperialism and globalization / Bob Sutcliffe -- The search for relevance: historical materialism after the Cold War / Michael Cox -- The pertinence of imperialsim / Fred Halliday -- A flexible marxism for flexible times: globalization and historical materialism / Mark Laffey and Kathryn Dean -- Class struggle, states and global circuits of capital / Peter Burnham -- Historical materialism and the emancipation of labour / Kees Van Der Pijl -- Making sense of the international system: the promises and pitfalls of contemporary marxist theories of international relations / Hannes Lacher -- The dialextic of globalisation: a critique of social constructivism / Benno Teschke and Christian Heine -- The class politics of globalisation / Alejandro Colas -- Capitalist globalization and the transnationalization of the state / William I. Robinson -- Historical materialism, globalization, and law: competing conceptions of property / A. Claire Cutler -- The politics of 'regulated liberalism': a historical materialist approach to European integration / Hazel Smith -- Historical materialism, ideology, and the politics of globalizing capitalism / M. Scott Solomon and Mark Rupert.


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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.

Table of Contents

Editor's Introduction
Part 1 Globalization: the Relevance of Historical Materialistic Approaches
Chapter 1 Global Capital, Nation States
Chapter 2 How Many Capitalisms? Historical Materialism in the Debates about Imperialism and Globalization
Chapter 3 The Search for Relevance: Historical Materialism after the Cold War
Chapter 4 The Pertinence of Imperialism
Chapter 5 A Flexible Marxism for Flexible Times
Part 2 Historical Materialism as a Theory of Globalization
Chapter 6 Class Struggle, States, and Global Circuits of Capital
Chapter 7 Historical Materialism and the Emancipation of Labour
Chapter 8 Making Sense of the International System: the Promises and Pitfalls of the newest Marxist Theories of International Relations
Chapter 9 The Dialectic of Globalization: A Critique of Social Constructivism
Part 3 Historical Materialism and the Politics of Globalization
Chapter 10 The Class Politics of Globalization
Chapter 11 Capitalist Globalization and the Transnationalization of the State
Chapter 12 Historical Materialsim, Globalization, and Law: Competing Conceptions of Property
Chapter 13 The Politics of Regulated Liberalism: A Historical Materialistic approach to European Integration
Chapter 14 Historical Materialism, Ideology, and the Politics of Globalizing Capitalism