Chapter 4: Economic Structuralism: Global Capitalism And Postcolonialsim

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Major Assumptions
Why can't so many 3rd world countries develop? -must understand the global context that actors...
Similarities with other Paradigms Shares with Realism
Greater emphasis on the importance of the system level Differ on Ontology: (polarity vs core...
Shares with Liberalism
Politics depends on economics Similar with liberalism: states are not autonomous emphasizes...
Key Questions in Economic Structuralism
How and why did capitalism form in Europe? How did capitalism expand outward? How has capitalism...
Intellectual Precursors in Economic Structuralism Karl Marx
Humanity's growth would eventually lead to a society he called communistic
Expanding captial can eventually lead to war because of overconsumption by workers, overproduction,...
"Imperialism: The Highest Stage of Capitalism" Capitalism leads to differnt stages in growth:...
Emphasized political voluntarism. argued that ideas could overturn historic blocs through counter...
Karl Marx
History is the story of class conflict Changes in modes of production leads to changes in...
According to Marx, Capitalism
Consists of market exchanges Labor as a commodity and means of production in private hands 
Dependency Theory
Mainly latin american scholars- tried to explain why development didn't take off in the 3rd...
The capitalist world system seeks to understand ___
the entire global political-economic system Tries to understand the fate of al the world regions...
Capitialist World System based on writings of _______
Immanuel Wallerstein
World Systems Theory Core  
Provides technology, manufacturing, banking, finance, and other advanced industry and service
Provides raw materials, such as lumber, minerals and commodities
A mix of production activities, including light manufacturing, and serves as an investment...
World Sytems Theory= Main operating priciple
"global capital"  
World Systems Theory Anarchy
the lack of an overarching system makes it impossible for anyone to regulate capitalist mode...
Emphasizes economic, political and cultural aspects of de-colonialization (neo-colonialism) Highliights...
Examples of postcolonialism
Aligned movement and New International Economic Order (NIEO)
Is dependency a cause of underdevelopment or an affect of this condition? Is capital the main...

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