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‘De-globalisation and the Return of the Theory of Imperialism’ , Stavros Mavroudeas, ICOPEC 2019










‘If Globalism is Dead—Long Live What?’

Marmara University

Istanbul, Turkey

25-28 June 2019



‘De-globalisation and the Return of the Theory of Imperialism’


Stavros Mavroudeas

Professor (Political Economy)

Dept. of Social Policy

Panteion University

e-mail: s.mavroudeas@panteion.gr

web: https://stavrosmavroudeas.wordpress.com




The globalisation hypothesis (i.e. the argument that modern capitalism has once and for all discard the nation state and modern capitalism became a truly unified ‘global village’) was overwhelmingly popular since the 1990s. This was coupled with the expansion of a multifaceted theoretical trend that rejected previous analytical tools and purported that it ushered new ones, tailor-made to the new ‘globalisation era’. Especially within Political Economy, the globalization discourse rejected the theory of Imperialism (that emphasized antagonisms and the role of the national economy) for a theory of global interconnectedness (emphasizing co-operation and deterritorialization). However, the course of events of the real world radically diverged from the stylized beliefs of the globalization discourse. Particularly, before and increasingly after the 2008 capitalist crisis, antagonisms along national lines and military conflicts proliferated. These developments signify the necessity of a return to the classical Marxist theory of Imperialism as the appropriate analytical framework to grasp the political economy of the international system.





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ICOPEC 2019, Marmara University: ‘De-globalisation and the Return of the Theory of Imperialism’, Stavros D. Mavroudeas














Marmara University
Göztepe Kampüsü
Küçük Çamlıca
34718 Kadıköy
İstanbul / TÜRKİYE

26 June 2019, Wednesday,

Plenary session (09:45 – 12:00)

  • Hun Joo Park (KDI School of Public Policy and Management): ‘Global Governance in the 21st Century’

  • Ziya Öniş (Department of International Relations, Koç University): ‘The Age of Hybridity: China, BRICS and Challenges of Global Governance in a Post-liberal International Order’

  • Stavros D. Mavroudeas (Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences): ‘De-globalisation and the Return of the Theory of Imperialism’

  • E. Fuat Keyman (Department of International Relations, Sabancı University):

    ‘Turkey in a Global Turmoil: Populism and Flexible Alliances’