Marxism

Interview – Michael Hardt

E-International Relations • Nov 11 2015 • Features

Michael Hardt discusses the changing forms of global structures since writing Empire with Negri and the interactions between social movements, politics and academics.

After Crisis: A Marxist Take on Capital and Labour after the Financial Crisis

Andrea Troan • Nov 9 2015 • Essays

As the cases of Sweden and the UK show, regardless of the uneven structures and development of capitalism, there has been an attack on labour by capital after the crisis.

Review – The Routledge Companion to Ethics, Politics and Organizations

Nicholas Tampio • Sep 5 2015 • Features

This Routledge volume provides an excellent overview of how organization theorists are searching for post-communist paradigms to contest the march of neoliberalism.

Interview – Ronaldo Munck

E-International Relations • May 25 2015 • Features

Professor Munck discusses labour movement responses to neoliberal restructuring, Gramscian perspectives on Latin America, and the contemporary relevance of Marxism.

Interview – Santiago Zabala

E-International Relations • Mar 23 2015 • Features

Professor Zabala shares his insights on the irrelevance of nationality, the continuing relevance of Marx, and explains how Hugo Chávez bears similarities to Barack Obama.

Interview – Leo Panitch

E-International Relations • Aug 7 2014 • Features

Professor Panitch explains how he understands imperialism, discusses the value of democratic peace theory, and the inherent problems with US-led global capitalism.

Religion and International Relations: Critical Ways Forward?

Robert M. Bosco • Mar 24 2014 • Articles

Scholars of religion in International Relations, casting for new ways forward, would be well-served to explore critical avenues, both traditional and contemporary.

Is Poststructuralism a Useful IR Theory? What About Its Relationship to Historical Materialism?

Michael Merlingen • May 8 2013 • Articles

The quality of our critique of world politics and our ability to change it is at stake. It seems a good idea to give conversation a try.

The IR Theory Game

Dylan Kissane • Jan 25 2013 • Articles

Students usually find theory the part of courses they enjoy least. The challenge, then, is to make theory accessible, to give the students something to do, rather than just something to listen to.

Review – Brzezinski’s Technetronic Era

Stephen McGlinchey • Jul 22 2011 • Features

The phrase ‘Technetronic Era’ many not have cemented its place in posterity, but we appear to be living in elements of it nonetheless.

Left and Religion: An Approach beyond the Dichotomy of Progressivism and Reactionism

Ozgur Taskaya and Ozdeniz Pektas • Apr 5 2011 • Articles

One of the hotly debated topics in leftist circles is religion itself. While most leftists, especially since the birth of Marxism, have criticized religion with the desire of its downfall, there have been attempts by some to unite them, as in liberation theology, Christian communists and Islamic socialists.

The Critique of Marxism and the Criticism of Religion

Warren S. Goldstein • Oct 18 2010 • Articles

Critical theory needs to reevaluate its relationship to positivistic social sciences. A critical approach to religion will help us better understand not only the roots of religious conflict, but also how it unfolds. It may help us make better sense of the religious right, of fundamentalisms and orthodoxies of all kinds, which stand in the way of progressive social change.

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