Imperialism : The Highest Stage of Capitalism

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Globalisation is seen as a recent development, yet the trend towards this phenomenon was identified as long ago as 1916, in Lenin's now classic work Imperialism, he accounts for the increasing importance of the world market in the twentieth century.

The concept of imperialism lies at the very heart of Marxist analysis and debate and Lenin offers a prescient scenario of a world shaken by competitive instability, war and crisis, dominated by monopolies, the merging of finance and industrial capital, and fierce territorial competition. It's relevance is now greater than ever.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 135 x 215mm
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • 0745310362
  • 9780745310367

Table of contents


Preface to the Russian edition

Preface to the French and German editions

Imperialism: The Highest Form of Capitalism

1. Concentration of production and monopolies

2. The banks and their new role

3. Finance capital and financial oligarchy

4. The export of capital

5. The division of the world among capitalist combines

6. The division of the world among the great powers

7. Imperialism as a special stage of capitalism

8. The parasitism and decay of capitalism

9. The critique of imperialism

10. The place of imperialism in history
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About V. I. Lenin

Rudolf Rocker (1873-1958) was a leading figure in the international anarchist movement. Politically active in Britain, Germany and the United States for more than half a century, Rocker helped found several influential anarchist groups. His prolific lectures and writings made him one of the best-known proponents of liberty and freedom. Anarcho-Syndicalism, the most accessible of his works, was first published in 1938 and is now regarded as a classic survey of anarchism at a critical point in world politics.
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