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The China Paradox and American Misperceptions

chinaChina’s journey into the 21st century is a paradox of hope and fear. A triumphal mood has begun to take hold in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) over the past decade. A series of historic events–China’s accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO), Beijing’s successful hosting of the Olympics, Shanghai’s reemergence as a cosmopolitan center as evident in the recently held World Expo, the dynamic infrastructure development in both coastal and inland regions, the launch of the country’s first manned space program, and the country’s ever-growing economic power–have understandably instilled feelings of pride and optimism in the Chinese people.
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Posted by dmoadmin - January 23, 2016 at 12:35 pm

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Understanding Capitalism in the Third World

How Marxists understood capitalist development – or its absence – in Latin America, Africa and Asia changed dramatically over the course of the twentieth century. Broadly speaking, in the first half of the century Marxists believed that the countries of Latin America, Africa and Asia were underdeveloped because they were not capitalist. In the second half of the twentieth century most socialist scholars turned this interpretation on its head and argued that tricontinental countries were underdeveloped because they were capitalist. This radical revision was part the result of changing socio-economic conditions, and part the product of changing revolutionary strategies in the Third World. This chapter examines ruptures as well as continuities in Marxist approaches to underdevelopment and shows that how we understand capitalist development matters.
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Posted by dmoadmin - June 25, 2015 at 1:18 pm

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War, Peace and Capitalism: Is Capitalism the Harbinger of Peace or the Greatest Threat to World Peace?

One of the political arguments for capitalism has always been that it could tie people up with the relatively benign business of moneymaking, thus diverting them from the more nefarious activities of seeking power and making war, to which they might otherwise be prone (Hirschman 1977). It is still often presumed that capitalism is pacific, because it knits people together within and among countries in the bustle of production and exchange, consuming their attention and raising the costs of war. A very different idea of the properties of capitalism is captured by Wood: ‘I am convinced…that capitalism cannot deliver world peace. It seems to me axiomatic that the expansionary, competitive and exploitative logic of capitalist accumulation in the context of the nation-state system must, in the longer or shorter term, be destabilising, and that capitalism – and at the moment its most aggressive and adventurist organising force, the government of the United States – is and will for the foreseeable future remain the greatest threat to world peace’ (1995, p. 265 – see Chapter 9). This chapter discusses whether there is a clear Marxist position on war or on the links between war and capitalism. It then shows the consequences of not adopting a historical political economy perspective. It argues for the relevance of a historically minded analysis of contemporary war in which the role of capitalism – advanced and nascent – is central but complex.
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Posted by dmoadmin - June 19, 2015 at 4:42 pm

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The rise of state capitalism

OVER the past 15 years striking corporate headquarters have transformed the great cities of the emerging world. China Central Television’s building resembles a giant alien marching across Beijing’s skyline; the 88-storey Petronas Towers, home to Malaysia’s oil company, soar above Kuala Lumpur; the gleaming office of VTB, a banking powerhouse, sits at the heart of Moscow’s new financial district. Read more…

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Posted by sasgem - March 10, 2012 at 2:33 pm

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