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Reflections on Hobsbawm

This short reflection highlights Hobsbawm's influences outside the Marxist tradition and speaks about the shared concerns and divergences with the author.

The ANC and South Africa-Past and Future of Liberation Movements in World-System

Past and Future of Liberation Movements in World-System Immanuel Wallerstein The achievement of power by the African National Congress in South Africa may mark the end of a world-systemic process that has been continuous since 1789, that of national liberation movements. Although antisystemic movements once in power failed to be liberatory, it is their very failure, and the resulting growth of independent anti-state movements, that provides hope for positive developments in the coming years.

The Cold War and Third World-The Good Old Days

The Cold War and Third World The Good Old Days?
Immanuel Wallerstein A serious and quite open question before us, as we move into the first half of the 21st century when the capitalist world economy will be in full and acute crisis is whether new and transformatory movements with new strategies and agendas will in fact emerge. This is the very concrete challenge for the world Left.

Incorporation of Indian Subcontinent into Capitalist World-Economy

Capitalist World-Economy Immanuel Wallerstein This paper puts the case for perceiving the Indian subcontinent before 1750 as a zone largely external to the operations of the then Europe-based capitalist world-economy and to see 1750-1850 as the period during which it, along with many other parts of the world, was incorporated into the world-economy. It is argued that incorporation involved a restructuring of production processes and the creation of apolitical entity (or entities) operating within the rules of the interstate system. In the latter case, such an entity definitely does not have to be a colonial state. Indeed, in this period, the juridical structure of India was exceptional rather than usual, and the author has sought to trace the processess by which this exception occurred.

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