The Open UniversitySkip to content

Rethinking Imperialism: A Study of Capitalist Rule

Milios, John and Sotiropoulos, Dimitris (2009). Rethinking Imperialism: A Study of Capitalist Rule. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Full text available as:
Full text not publicly available (Version of Record)
Due to publisher licensing restrictions, this file is not available for public download
Google Scholar: Look up in Google Scholar


For over a century 'imperialism' has been a key concept in Left theory and politics, connoting both the aggressiveness and the characteristics of modern capitalism. This book aims at presenting and assessing imperialism as a theoretical concept. Since a variety of different definitions are assigned to the notion of imperialism, it is necessary to put to the test the rigour of these definitions.

The authors of this volume provide a comprehensive evaluation, focussing specifically on the tension between Marx's theoretical system of the Critique of Political Economy and the theories of capitalist expansion and domination that emerge out of the various discourses on imperialism. This book is indispensable reading for post-graduates studying Political Economy and for all those seeking to understand the workings of capitalism.

Item Type: Book
Copyright Holders: 2009 John Milios and Dimitris P. Sotiropoulos
ISBN: 0-230-22100-9, 978-0-230-22100-0
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business > Department for Accounting and Finance
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
Research Group: Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
Item ID: 38533
Depositing User: Dimitris Sotiropoulos
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2013 08:24
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 22:13
Share this page:

Actions (login may be required)

Policies | Disclaimer

© The Open University   contact the OU