Discovering Imperialism: Social Democracy to World War I

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Richard B. Day, Daniel Gaido
BRILL, Nov 25, 2011 - History - 951 pages
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The theory of imperialism is usually associated with some of the big names in the history of European Marxism, such as Lenin, Rosa Luxemburg, Rudolf Hilferding and Nikolai Bukharin, alongside whom the English Progressive John Hobson is usually mentioned. However, little is known about the development of Marxist theory on this subject besides the books of these figures. This volume assembles for the first time the main documents of the international debate on imperialism that took place in the Second International during the period 1898 1916. It assesses the contributions of the individual participants to the developing theory of imperialism, placing them in the context of contemporary political debates.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Chapter One Modern English Imperialism November 1897
95
Chapter Two The United States in 1898 31 December 1898
109
Chapter Three The United States in 1899 19 November 1899
125
Chapter Four AngloSaxon Imperialism March 1899
129
Chapter Five Imperialism in England and the United States SeptemberDecember 1900
147
Chapter Six The War in South Africa November 1899
155
Chapter Seven Germany England and World Policy 8 and 10 May 1900
165
Chapter Thirty Morocco August 1911
459
Chapter ThirtyOne PettyBourgeois or Proletarian World Policy? 19 August 1911
465
Chapter ThirtyTwo World Politics World War and Social Democracy August 1911
471
Chapter ThirtyThree Our Broadsheet on Morocco 26 August 1911
479
Chapter ThirtyFour The Party Congress and Foreign Policy September 1911
485
Chapter ThirtyFive Imperialism or Socialism? 1912
497
Chapter ThirtySix German Imperialism and the Working Class March 1912
523
Chapter ThirtySeven Our Struggle against Imperialism May 1912
541

Chapter Eight Trade Agreements and Imperialist Expansion Policy May 1900
177
Chapter Nine American Expansionist Policy in East Asia JuneJuly 1902
195
Chapter Ten Social Democracy and Imperialism May 1900
211
Chapter Eleven The SouthAfrican War and the Decadence of English Liberalism July 1901
231
Chapter Twelve Reflections on Englands Decline March 1901
239
Chapter Thirteen Social Imperialism 8 November 1901
249
Chapter Fourteen Party Projects in England January 1902
265
Chapter Fifteen Imperialist Policy December 1902
275
Chapter Sixteen Imperialist Literature December 1906
285
Chapter Seventeen An Essay on Imperialism April 1904
291
Chapter Eighteen English Imperialism 4 October 1904
301
Chapter Nineteen A Victory of Imperialism 10 November 1904
309
Chapter Twenty On British Imperialism January 1907
313
Chapter TwentyOne Before the Hottentot Elections January 1907
323
Chapter TwentyTwo Colonies and Capitalism in the Twentieth Century June 1907
331
Chapter TwentyThree German Imperialism and Domestic Politics October 1907
347
Chapter TwentyFour Austria and Imperialism October 1908
373
Chapter TwentyFive National and International Viewpoints on Foreign Policy September 1909
383
Chapter TwentySix Imperialism and Socialism in England January 1910
397
Chapter TwentySeven Finance Capital June 1910
413
A Study of the Latest Phase of Capitalist Development 27 August 1910
425
Chapter TwentyNine Peace Utopias 68 May 1911
441
Chapter ThirtyEight Militia and Disarmament August 1912
561
Chapter ThirtyNine Imperialism and ArmsLimitation September 1912
577
Chapter Forty Ways and Means in the Struggle against Imperialism 14 September 1912
591
Chapter FortyOne Social Democracy and Foreign Policy 9 December 1912
617
Chapter FortyTwo SPD Party Congress at Chemnitz Debate and Resolution on Imperialism 1521 September 1912
623
The Accumulation of Capital A Contribution to the Economic Explanation of Imperialism January 1913
675
A Critique 16 February 1913
695
Chapter FortyFive The Accumulation of Capital 1913
713
A Contribution to the Economic Explanation of Imperialism 1914
745
Chapter FortySeven Imperialism September 1914
753
Chapter FortyEight The Collapse of the International 202 October 1914
775
Chapter FortyNine National State Imperialist State and Confederation February 1915
791
Chapter Fifty Perspectives and Projects 1915
849
Chapter FiftyOne The Driving Forces of Imperialism March 1915
859
Chapter FiftyTwo The Nation and the Economy July 1915
873
Chapter FiftyThree The Prehistory of the World War 1915
885
Chapter FiftyFour Imperialism and the Tasks of the Proletariat January 1916
895
Appendix Rosa Luxemburg and the Accumulation of Capital
913
References
927
Index
947
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Richard B. Day, Ph. D. (1970), University of London, is Professor of Political Economy at the University of Toronto, Canada. He has published extensively on Soviet economic and political history, including "Leon Trotsky and the Politics of Economic Isolation" (Cambridge, 1973). Daniel F. Gaido, Ph.D. (2000), University of Haifa (Israel), is a researcher at the National Research Council (Conicet), Argentina. He is the author of "The Formative Period of American Capitalism" (Routledge, 2006) and co-editor, together with Richard B. Day, of "Witnesses to Permanent Revolution: The Documentary Record" (Brill, 2009).

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