Chapter 4: Economic Structuralism: Global Capitalism and Postcolonialsim

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Created Oct 6, 2010
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Major Assumptions
 

Why can't so many 3rd world countries develop?

-must understand the global context...

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Similarities with other Paradigms

Shares with Realism

 

Greater emphasis on the importance of the system level

Differ on Ontology: (polarity...

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Shares with Liberalism
 

Politics depends on economics

Similar with liberalism: states are not autonomous

emphasizes...

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Key Questions in Economic Structuralism
 

How and why did capitalism form in Europe?

How did capitalism expand outward?

How...

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Intellectual Precursors in Economic Structuralism

Karl Marx

 
Humanity's growth would eventually lead to a society he called communistic
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Hobson
 
Expanding captial can eventually lead to war because of overconsumption by workers, overproduction,...
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Lenin
 
"Imperialism: The Highest Stage of Capitalism" Capitalism leads to differnt stages in growth:...
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Gramsci
 
Emphasized political voluntarism. argued that ideas could overturn historic blocs through counter...
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Karl Marx
 

History is the story of class conflict

Changes in modes of production leads to changes...

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According to Marx, Capitalism
 

Consists of market exchanges

Labor as a commodity and means of production in private...

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Dependency Theory
 

Mainly latin american scholars- tried to explain why development didn't take off in the...

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The capitalist world system seeks to understand ___
 

the entire global political-economic system

Tries to understand the fate of al the...

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Capitialist World System based on writings of _______
 
Immanuel Wallerstein
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World Systems Theory

Core

 

 
Provides technology, manufacturing, banking, finance, and other advanced industry and service
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Periphery
 
Provides raw materials, such as lumber, minerals and commodities
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Self-Periphery
 
A mix of production activities, including light manufacturing, and serves as an investment...
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World Sytems Theory= Main operating priciple
 

"global capital"

 

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World Systems Theory

Anarchy

 

the lack of an overarching system makes it impossible for anyone to regulate capitalist...

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Postcolonialism
 

Emphasizes economic, political and cultural aspects of de-colonialization (neo-colonialism)

Highliights...

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Examples of postcolonialism
 
Aligned movement and New International Economic Order (NIEO)
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Criticism
 

Is dependency a cause of underdevelopment or an affect of this condition?

Is capital...

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