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Marxist perspectives on international politics. Social organization is driven by economics not security Technology is the driving force “Social relations” (aka politics) is the outcome. Capitalist society yields class conflict.

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Marxist perspectives on international politics

  • Social organization is driven by economics not security

  • Technology is the driving force

  • “Social relations” (aka politics) is the outcome


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Capitalist society yields class conflict

  • Between the owners of capital and the workers… not between states

  • A deep conflict of interests that is the fundamental contradiction of capitalist society….

  • Why can’t it be reconciled?


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The Labor Theory of Value

  • Forget about exchange value or use value. Labor is the source of value-added.

  • Relative prices reflect the quantity of labor that is embodied in a good.

  • Capitalism homogenizes labor and then extracts surplus value from the proletariat.


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Labor theory of value predicts capitalism’s collapse

  • Workers learn to resist exploitation.

  • Capitalists suffer a falling rate of profit. Increased productivity is actually the way in which capitalists undermine that which makes the system work.

  • Underconsumption drives prices down and accelerates the fall in the rate of profit.


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What role do states play?

  • Instrumental Marxism

  • Structural Marxism


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The Capitalist State in the International System

  • The end of the colonial era should be the end… but it isn’t.

  • Dependencia -- neo-colonial logic?


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The Socialist State in the International System

  • Lenin’s dilemma

  • Lenin’s non-solution

    • The Comintern

    • The Red Army

  • The rise of fascism forces Stalin to make a real choice


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The Soviet Union as a ‘state’

  • Military power yields détente and peaceful coexistence.

  • A hard case for realists to explain?

  • A good test of where and how ideology may matter…

    • But probably not at the level of individuals


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