ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Imperialism, Soviet Collapse and Implications for Post-Colonial World

for Post-Colonial World Achin Vanaik To ask how relevant is a Marxist approach today to any study of post-colonial societies is in large measure to ask how relevant is the notion of imperialism. What then is the current phase of imperialism? Is imperialism intrinsic to capitalist accumulation today or are we well into the post-imperialist era? How is capitalist accumulation organised in this phase and what does this imply for the coming period? Can imperialism or world capitalism industrialise/modernise the third world? Is 'national' or 'independent' development at all possible? What then are the implications for the post-colonial world of what has happened in the ex-USSR and eastern Europe?

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