Intro IR Lecture 3

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Intro IR Lecture 3 22/01/2008 11:38:00 Marxism (radicalism) Not a dominant theory in America Continuing relevance of karl and fred End of Cold War revitalizes Marxism Insights from Vladimir Ilych Theses on Imperialism and Monopoly Capitalism o US born out of anti-imperialist movement has become an imperialist Immanuel Wallerstein o Dominant form of social organization=world system You cant understand small bits of it or view it as a snapshot He tries to make sense of the last 500 years as a historical  revolution looking at the world as a historical institution o Resources distributed via market o multiple competing centers of power o divides the world into three groups core-western world periphery-non democratic; exp raw materials semi periphery- authoritarian government exp mature  manufactures and raw materials; low wages; low welfare o all analysis must be systemic and historical o predicts the current world system is in terminal crisis o end of the cold war= demise of liberalism o US power in rapid decline o New world system based on equity waiting to emerge Gramscianism and Hegemony Theory o Antonio Gramsci 1891-1937
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o Marxism is materialist interpretations of history  o In the realm of ideas the intellectuals take on the interests of the ruling 
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