imperialism

Vom Potemkinschen Dorf zum Potemkinschen Reich: Die Gespenster des Extraktivismus im Donbas

Die vom Putin-Regime vorangetriebene imperiale Strategie der territorialen Expansion und der Kolonisierung von Ressourcen wird wahrscheinlich den Niedergang und die Erosion Russlands beschleunigen, hinter dessen Fassade sich eine große Zahl unbekannter, nicht untersuchter und nicht angegangener systemischer Probleme verbirgt, argumentiert …

Vom Potemkinschen Dorf zum Potemkinschen Reich: Die Gespenster des Extraktivismus im Donbas

Imperialism, With and Without Cheap Nature: Climate Crises, World Wars & the Ecology of Liberation

The Ukraine War reflects and reinforces the exhaustion of Cheap Natures. Earlier Thirty Years Wars (1618-48, 1792-1815, 1914-45)  were entwined with successive developmental crises of Cheap Nature that could be resolved through new imperialisms, new rounds of commodification and appropriation. …

Imperialism, With and Without Cheap Nature: Climate Crises, World Wars & the Ecology of Liberation

Global Capitalism in the Great Implosion. From Planetary Superexploitation to Planetary Socialism?

Every paragraph of Can Global Capitalism Endure? sizzles with insights. Here is William I. Robinson at his best: empirically sensitive, theoretically original, politically committed. Global Capitalism, in this groundbreaking formulation, is no amalgamation: “global” plus “capitalism.” It identifies, rather, an …

Global Capitalism in the Great Implosion. From Planetary Superexploitation to Planetary Socialism?

Ten Theses on the War in Ukraine and the Challenge for India

Big power rivalry is driven, in great part, by domestic economic and political factors. The US, Russia, Europe, and China all have internally driven tendencies towards external expansion. The same logic also illuminates another key feature of imperialism. That conflict …

Ten Theses on the War in Ukraine and the Challenge for India

War, Capitalism, Ecology:
Why can’t Bruno Latour understand anything about them?

Faced with the war that has broken out in Ukraine, the philosopher-ecologist is lost. Overwhelmed by the events, he “does not know how to cope with the two tragedies at once,” that is, Ukraine and global warming. The only claim he …

War, Capitalism, Ecology:
Why can’t Bruno Latour understand anything about them?

The war machines of capital (taking into account the sanctions against Russia)

oday, the political-economic executives of Western states are no longer just state apparatuses, but an ensemble of transnational institutions essentially dominated by finance capital. While ultra-liberal in their handling of financial flows, these „shadow“ governments, such as the EU (but …

The war machines of capital (taking into account the sanctions against Russia)

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