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Imperialism And Transitions To Socialism


  • Rémy Herrera
    (National Center of Scientific Research (CRNS), France)


This collection of essays is designed to shed light on the issues of imperialism and the transitions to socialism. Written by eighteen contributors, from twelve countries and three continents, it is organized into two main parts. The first section delves into the theoretical aspects, the analysis of which is key for understanding the subject under consideration. The second part of the volume is focused on the examination of practical experiences of socialist transition, more or less advanced and with varying degrees of success, in China, Vietnam, North Korea, Cuba, Venezuela, Ecuador, and Brazil. "Imperialism and Transitions to Socialism" argues that countries wanting to embark on a socialist transition is not only a response to a spirit of justice, but also an answer to the call of reason: it is a question of survival for humanity, and for life. Socialism is not just a word, it is a struggle. It is not an end, but a transition process, long and difficult, that can take many paths towards the liberation of labour from the domination of capital. It is socialism, a society of solidarity, which walks with history.

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  • Rémy Herrera (ed.), 2021. "Imperialism And Transitions To Socialism," RESEARCH IN POLITICAL ECONOMY, Paul Zarembka, volume 36, number volm36a, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:rpe:volume:volm36a

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    Capitalism; imperialism; socialism; abstract labor; agency; working class; unequal exchange; value chains; post-capitalism; Chinese economy; Chinese socialism; Vietnamese socialism; Juche; North Korea; Cuban socialism; Venezuelan oil; U.S. imperialism; Ecuador; Brazil; Impeachment; Rousseff;
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    JEL classification:

    • B1 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - History of Economic Thought through 1925
    • B3 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - History of Economic Thought: Individuals
    • B5 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Current Heterodox Approaches
    • F5 - International Economics - - International Relations, National Security, and International Political Economy
    • F6 - International Economics - - Economic Impacts of Globalization
    • N0 - Economic History - - General
    • N4 - Economic History - - Government, War, Law, International Relations, and Regulation
    • O1 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development
    • O2 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Development Planning and Policy
    • P1 - Economic Systems - - Capitalist Systems
    • P2 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Systems and Transition Economies
    • P3 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Institutions and Their Transitions
    • Q0 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - General
    • Z1 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics


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