Sunday, September 23, 2018

David Fields — Imperialism in the 21st Century

With respect to to this post, readers might be interested in a long set of follow-up debates below. h/t Patrick Bond, whose contribution was just published here at Human Geography.
David Harvey Denies Imperialism
In a major critique of David Harvey’s work, the radical political economist John Smith takes on Harvey’s claim that the “East” is now exploiting the “West,” a statement, he argues, that is backed up by nothing more than his authority. Harvey could not be more wrong, or about a bigger issue. The root of Harvey’s error is his denial that the global shift of production to low-wage countries represents a major deepening of imperialist exploitation….
Short summaries of moments in an ongoing debate over neo-imperialism.

Radical Political Economy
Imperialism in the 21st Century
David Fields

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