Social Structures of Accumulation

S Chatterjee schatterjee2001 at yahoo.com
Fri Sep 7 10:48:31 MDT 2001


--- Xxxx Xxxxxx <xxxxxxxxxx at xxxxxxxxx.xxx> wrote:

> the book  applies a Gramscian historical materialism
> by investigating the role of counter-hegemonic
> forces against the discipline of capital.

What is "Gramscian historical materialism"? Is it
different from what Marx and Engels called the
"materialist conception of history"?


> Regarding regimes of accumlation, Pijl identifies
> four ideal types of
> control as the expressions of general capitalist
> interest on a
> transnational (and national ) level: 1) liberal
> internationalism (British
> hegemony)  2) state monopoly tendency ( Lenin's
> observations on
> inter-capitalist conflict during WWI) 3) corporate
> liberalism (in the
> context of Wilsonianism/ Keynesian welfare state/US
> hegemony/Bretton Woods)
> 4) neo-liberalism (restructuring of US
> hegemony/capital as a counter
> offensive to the relative decline of US power with
> the crisis of the
> Bretton Woods fixed exchange regime and gold
> standart in 1971-73)
>

Please explain the differences between

(1) liberal internationalism (British hegemony)
(2) state monopoly tendency
(3) corporate liberalism
(4) neo-liberalism

Sid

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