Between Equal Rights

Author: China Miéville
Publisher: Haymarket Books
ISBN: 9781931859332
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Law

Mieville critically examines existing theories of international law and offers a compelling alternative Marxist view.

The Theory of Revolution in the Young Marx

Author: Michael Löwy
Publisher: Haymarket Books
ISBN: 1931859191
Release Date: 2005-06-01
Genre: Political Science

In the 1840s, the young journalist Karl Marx developed ideas about modern society that remain as relevant today as when they were first developed. Here, Lowy shows the lasting force of Marx's early writings on alienation and emancipation. 'This book is brilliant, incisive, honest and deserves to be read with attention. It is an important event in Marxist theoretical production.' - Politique Hebdo

The German Revolution 1917 1923

Author: Pierre Broué
Publisher: Haymarket Books
ISBN: 1931859329
Release Date: 2006
Genre: History

A magisterial, definitive account of the upheavals in Germany in the wake of the Russian revolution. Broue meticulously reconstitutes six decisive years, 1917-1923, of social struggles in Germany. the consequences of the defeat of the German revolution had profound consequences for the world.

In the Vale of Tears

Author: Roland Boer
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004252349
Release Date: 2013-10-17
Genre: Political Science

In the Vale of Tears offers the author's own detailed response to the long and rich tradition of Marxism and religion. It deals with the crucial issues of myth, political ambivalence, kairós, ethics, fetishism and death.

Lenin Rediscovered

Author: Lars T. Lih
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004131200
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Social Science

This commentary to Lenin's landmark "What is to be Done?" (1902) provides hitherto unavailable contextual information about Lenin's outlook and aims that undermines previous interpretations. It challenges established views about Marxism, 'revolutionary Social Democracy' and Bolshevism.

Ethics and Global Environmental Policy

Author: Paul G. Harris
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 9780857931610
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Political Science

Weve had 20 years of government-level conferences at Kyoto, Copenhagen and Cancun, but greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise. Taking a cosmopolitan approach to climate change in this excellent and timely book, Paul Harris and his contributors argue that citizen action is an essential complement to state action. The challenging, unsettling and absolutely vital argument of these high quality essays is that distance makes no moral difference in our globalised world; individual high emitters have a duty to reduce their emissions, wherever they are. - Andrew Dobson, Keele, University, UK This collection of provocative essays re-evaluates the worlds failed policy responses to climate change, in the process demonstrating how cosmopolitan ethics can inform global environmental governance. A cosmopolitan worldview points to climate-related policies that are less international and more global. From a cosmopolitan perspective, national borders should not delineate obligations and responsibilities associated with climate change. Human beings, rather than the narrow interests of nation-states, ought to be at the centre of moral calculations and policy responses to climate change. In this volume, expert contributors examine questions of individual and global responsibility, burden sharing among people and states, international law and environmental justice, capitalism and voluntary action, pluralist cooperation and hegemony, and alternative approaches to climate action and diplomacy. The book helps to illuminate new principles for global environmental policy that can come from cosmopolitan conceptions of climate change.

Marxism and the Oppression of Women

Author: Lise Vogel
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004248953
Release Date: 2013-06-07
Genre: Political Science

Marxism and the Oppression of Women opens up an original direction in the Marxist-feminist theorisation of gender and capitalist reproduction. This edition elaborates Lise Vogel's unique contribution via a new introduction and Vogel's 2000 article “Domestic Labor Revisited.”

Criticism of Theology

Author: Roland Boer
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004189744
Release Date: 2010-12-17
Genre: Religion

Through a lively and thorough critical commentary, Criticism of Theology engages with some of the most significant Marxists who are fascinated by religion: Max Horkheimer, E.P. Thompson, G.E.M. de Ste. Croix, Michael Löwy, Roland Barthes, Gilles Deleuze, Felix Guattari and Antonio Negri.

International Law and World Order

Author: B. S. Chimni
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781108210287
Release Date: 2017-05-31
Genre: Law

In International Law and World Order, B. S. Chimni articulates an integrated Marxist approach to international law (IMAIL), combining the insights of Marxism, socialist feminism, and postcolonial theory. The book uses IMAIL to systematically and critically examine the most influential contemporary theories of international law, including new, feminist, realist, and policy-oriented approaches. In doing so, it discusses a range of themes relating to the history, structure, and process of international law. The book also considers crucial world order issues and problems that the international legal process has to contend with, including the welfare of weak groups and nations, the ecological crisis, and the role of human rights. This extensively revised second edition provides an invaluable, in-depth and updated review of the key literature and scholarship within this field of study. It will be of particular interest to students and scholars of international law, international relations, international politics, and global studies.

Race and Racism in International Relations

Author: Alexander Anievas
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317933281
Release Date: 2014-10-30
Genre: Political Science

International Relations, as a discipline, does not grant race and racism explanatory agency in its conventional analyses, despite such issues being integral to the birth of the discipline. Race and Racism in International Relations seeks to remedy this oversight by acting as a catalyst for remembering, exposing and critically re-articulating the central importance of race and racism in International Relations. Focusing especially on the theoretical and political legacy of W.E.B. Du Bois’s concept of the "colour line", the cutting edge contributions in this text provide an accessible entry point for both International Relations students and scholars into the literature and debates on race and racism by borrowing insights from disciplines such as history, anthropology and sociology where race and race theory figures more prominently; yet they also suggest that the field of IR is itself an intellectually and strategic field through which to further confront the global colour line. Drawing together a wide range of contributors, this much-needed text will be essential reading for students and scholars in a range of areas including Postcolonial studies, race/racism in world politics and international relations theory.

Critical Companion to Contemporary Marxism

Author: Jacques Bidet
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004145986
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Social Science

International and interdisciplinary in range and scope, the "Critical Companion to Contemporary Marxism" provides a thorough and precise panorama of recent developments in Marxist theory in the US, Europe and beyond.

Socialism The Only Practical Alternative to Contemporary Capitalism

Author: Tatah Mentan
Publisher: African Books Collective
ISBN: 9789956727896
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Political Science

Since the end of World War II, global capitalism, spearheaded by US financial interests and backed by the most lethal military force that has ever been assembled, has consolidated its power over the world economy. In the past decades, especially, transnational corporations have tightened their control over national governments and international institutions. The imposition of free trade policies and the increasing privatization of social services have facilitated the accumulation of fabulous wealth for the owners of capital at the expense of working people and the environment worldwide. Contemporary capitalism now dominates every major sector of the world economy. The social and environmental costs of contemporary capitalism are prohibitive. The global megatrends of rising inequality and absolute poverty, political instability, and global climate change-all compounded and accelerated by this predatory mode of production-are adversely affecting the lives and threatening the future of every inhabitant of nations and the entire world. In view of these megatrends and the current global economic crisis, the conclusion that contemporary capitalism does not serve the interests of the vast majority of the people on the planet and is both economically and environmentally unsustainable, is self-evident. History offers harsh lessons. The political violence of the 20th century, which resulted in an estimated 200 million deaths and untold economic and environmental destruction, cautions us to work for socialism in the 21st century with every means at our disposal except violence. Facing the awful power and willingness of capitalism to coerce and corrupt, we must find ways to make soft power prevail. Clearly, a revolution is in order-it is time to place the socialist alternative on the national and world agenda.

Nation States

Author: Neil Davidson
Publisher: Haymarket Books
ISBN: 9781608465699
Release Date: 2016-05-30
Genre: Political Science

In his latest collection of essays, Neil Davidson brings his formidable analytical powers to bear on the concept of the capitalist nation-state. Through probing inquiry, Davidson draws out how nationalist ideology and consciousness is used to bind the subordinate classes to “the nation,” while simultaneously using “the state” as a means of conducting geopolitical competition for capital.