In recent years, it appears that imperialism has been in a phase of renewal with the massive expansion of Western global corporations and banks together with the huge advances in military power, especially technological power, of the US. However, this paper contrasts this with the gradual decline in Western political influence and its monopoly of world markets. It is divided into two parts. Part 1 reviews recent ebates among Western Marxists on imperialism, noting that these have tended to focus on the question of inter-imperialist rivalries and tend to underestimate the potential of the world's progressive forces. Part 2 goes on to outline four phases in the protracted decline of imperialism in the post war period, focusing on the changing relationships between the imperialist and former oppressed nations. It concludes by raising some questions about the current period of world flux.
|Translated title of the contribution||Imperialism's Protracted Decline since the End of WW2|
|Original language||Chinese (Simplified)|
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Journal of Economics of Shanghai School|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|
- Decline of Imperialism
- The Potential of Progressive