Author: Harry MagdoffPublisher: Aakar BooksYear: 2009Language: EnglishPages: 279ISBN/UPC (if available): 9789350020081
This volume contains a series of essays aimed at illuminating from a Marxist point of view the theory, history, and roots of imperialism – ranging from the period of Western Europe’s global expansion associated with the Industrial Revolution to the era of the multinational corporation, and from the days of colonialism to modern imperialism without colonies. This work covers the history of European global expansion from 1763 to the 1776s, and discusses the leading theories of imperialism such as those of Hobson, Lenin, and Schumpeter. Also included are Magdoff’s answers to his critics, specifically concerning causal interconnections between capitalism and imperialism and the “necessity” or imperialism.
IntroductionHISTORY1. European Expansion Since 17632. Imperialist Expansion: Accident and Design3. Imperialism: A Historical SurveyTheory and the Third World4. Imperialism Without Colonies5. Economics Myths and Imperialism6. The Multinational Corporation and Development – A Contradiction?7. Militarism and Imperialism8. The Impact of U.S. Foreign Policy on Underdeveloped Countries.9. Capital, Technology, and DevelopmentReply to Critics10. Is Imperialism Really Necessary?11. How to make a Molehill Out of a Mountain.