Civilisation and the Globalisation of Capitalism

Civilisation and the Globalisation of Capitalism


Lane D.,

Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK, dsl10@cam.ac.uk



DOI: 10.17976/jpps/2021.04.06

For citation:

Lane D. Civilisation and the Globalisation of Capitalism. – Polis. Political Studies. 2021. No. 4. P. 58-75. (In Russ.). https://doi.org/10.17976/jpps/2021.04.06



Abstract

The paper addresses the rise of civilisations through economic complexes. Four economic bases to an urban-industrial civilisation are discussed: market society, industrialism, capitalism and socialism. The assumptions of ‘classic liberalism’ are shown to have affinities with ‘classic Marxism’: secularism, rationalism, humanism and freedom. Both schools of thought envisaged the Enlightenment as a movement leading to a universal civilisation. Theories of ‘industrial society’ are postulated as creating a modern civilization which takes a global form. In this context, the economic basis of a universal civilisation is confronted by alternative forms of capitalism. Liberal and socialist forms of industrial and post-industrial societies claim to be separate forms of civilisation. The paper maintains that conflicts between different ‘varieties of capitalism’ do not constitute ‘clashes between civilisations’ but represent divergent geo-political interests. It is contended that the state socialist societies presented a different civilisational type of industrial society. 

Keywords
civilisation, capitalism, culture and civilisation, Marxism, Polanyi, Wallerstein, socialism, China.


References

Amable B. 2003. The Diversity of Capitalism. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 326 p. https://doi.org/10.1093/019926113X.001.0001

Bell D. 1961. The End of Ideology: On the Exhaustion of Political Consent in the Fifties. New York: Free Press. 540 p.

Chebankova E. 2021. What is Civilization? Problems and Definitions. – Civilizations and World Order. Ed. by E. Chebankova, P. Dutkiewicz. London: Routledge. (In press)

Kerr C., Dunlop J.T, Harbison F.H., Myers C.A. 1962. Industrialism and Industrial Man: The Problems of Labor and Management in Economic Growth. London: Heinemann. 317 p.

Coates D. 2000. Models of Capitalism: Growth and Stagnation in the Modern Era. Cambridge: Polity Press. 320 p.

Engels F. 1884. Origin of the Family. URL: https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/download/pdf/origin_family.pdf (accessed: 20.10.2020).

Fukuyama F. 1993. The End of History and the Last Man. New York: Avon Books. 418 p.

Gerth H.H., Mills C.W. 1948. From Max Weber: Essays in Sociology. London: Routledge. 504 p.

Gray J. 2002. False Dawn: The Delusions of Global Capitalism. London: Granta Books. 272 p.

Hall P.A., Soskice D. 2001. Varieties of Capitalism: The Institutional Foundations of Comparative Advantage. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 570 p.

Hancke B., Rhodes V., Thatcher M. 2007. Beyond Varieties of Capitalism: Conflict, Contradictions, and Complementarities in the European Economy. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 456 p. https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206483.001.0001

Held D, McGrew A. 1998. The End of the Old World Order? Globalization and the Prospects for World Order. – Review of International Studies. Vol. 24. No. 5. P. 219-245. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0260210598002198

Hettne B. 2005. Regionalism and the World Order. – Global Politics of Regionalism: Theory and Practice. Ed. by M. Farrell, B. Hettne, L.V. Langenhove. London: Pluto Press. P. 269-286.

Hobson J. A. 1902. Imperialism: A Study. New York: James Pott & Co. 400 p.

Huntington S. 1996. The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of the World Order. New York: Simon and Shuster. 368 p.

Ikenberry J.G. 2011. The Future of the Liberal World Order: Internationalism after America. – Foreign Affairs. Vol. 90. No. 3. P. 56-68.

Kiernan V. 1983. History. – McLellan D. Marx, the First Hundred Years. Oxford: Fontana Paperbacks. P. 57-102.

Mann M. 1986. The Sources of Social Power. Vol. 1. A History of Power from the Beginning to AD 1760. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 578 p. https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511570896

Marx K. 1853. British Rule in India. URL: https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1853/06/25.htm (accessed: 20.10.2020).

Marx K., Engels F. 1848. The Communist Manifesto. URL: https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1848/communist-manifesto/ch01.htm (accessed: 20.10.2020).

Milanovic B. 2019. Capitalism, Alone: The Future of the System That Rules the World. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press. 304 p.

Mill J.S. 1996. Collected Works of John Stuart Mill. Vol. IIA. Principles of Political Economy, with Some of Their Applications to Social Philosophy. Ed. by J.M. Robson. 548 p.

Mills W.C. 1962. The Marxists. New York: Dell Publishing. 480 p.

Polanyi K. 2001. The Great Transformation. The Political and Economic Origins of Our Time. Boston: Beacon Books. 357 p.

Sbragia A. 2010. The EU, the US, and Trade Policy: Competitive Interdependence in the Management of Globalization. – Journal of European Public Policy. Vol. 17. No. 3. P. 368-382. https://doi.org/10.1080/13501761003662016

Sklair L. 2002. Globalization: Capitalism and Its Alternatives. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 392 p.

Smith A. 1776. An Inquiry into the Causes and the Nature of the Wealth of Nations, Reprint. Oxford: Oxford University Press. URL: http://files.libertyfund.org/files/220/0141-02_Bk.pdf (accessed: 31.05.2021).

Spengler O. 2013. The Decline of the West. London: George Allen and Unwin. Vol. I: 486 p., Vol. II: 507 p.

Therborn G. 2008. From Marxism to Post-Marxism. London, New York: Verso. 208 p.

Varieties of Capitalism in Post-Communist Countries. 2007. Ed.by D. Lane, M. Myant. Basingstoke: Macmillan. 278 p. https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230627574

Wallerstein I.1979. The Capitalist World Economy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 320 p.

Wallerstein I. 1991. Geopolitics and Geoculture: Essays on the Changing World System (Studies in Modern Capitalism). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 252 p.

Webb S., Webb B. 1935. Soviet Communism: A New Civilisation. London, New York: Longmans, Green & Co. Ltd. 1200 p.

Wirth L. 1964. Urbanism as a Way of Life. – Louis Wirth on Cities And Social Life: Selected Papers. Ed. By A.J. Reiss, Jr. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. P. 60-84.

 

Engels F. 1955. The Principles of Communism. (Russ. ed.: Engels F. Printsipy kommunizma. – Marx K., Engels F. Sochineniya. 2nd Edition. Vol. 4. Moscow: Gosudarstvennoe izdatel’stvo politicheskoi literatury. P. 322-339).

Engels F. 1961. The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State. (Russ. ed.: Engels F. Proiskhozhdenie sem’i, chastnoi sobstvennosti i gosudarstva. – Marx K., Engels F. Sochineniya. 2nd Edition. Vol. 21. Moscow: Gosudarstvennoe izdatel’stvo politicheskoi literatury. P. 23-178).

Lenin V.I. 1969. Imperializm kak vysshaya stadiya kapitalizma. Populyarnyi ocherk [Imperialism as the Highest Stage of Capitalism. Popular Essay]. – Lenin V.I. Polnoe sobranie sochinenii [Full Collected Works]. 5th Edition. Moscow: Izdatel’stvo politicheskoi literatury. Vol. 27. P. 299-426.

Marx K., Engels F. 1955. Communist Manifesto. (Russ. ed.: Marx K., Engels F. Manifest kommunisticheskoi partii. – Marx K., Engels F. Sochineniya. 2nd Edition. Vol. 4. Moscow: Gosudarstvennoe izdatel’stvo politicheskoi literatury. P. 419-459).

Marx K. 1957. British Rule in India. (Russ. ed.: Marx K. Britanskoe vladychestvo v Indii. – Marx K., Engels F. Sochineniya. 2nd Edition. Vol. 9. Moscow: Gosudarstvennoe izdatel’stvo politicheskoi literatury. P. 130-136).

Polanyi K. 2002. The Great Transformation: The Political and Economic Origins of Our Time. (Russ. ed.: Polanyi K. Velikaya transformatsiya: politicheskie i ekonomicheskie istoki nashego vremeni. Saint Petersburg: Aletheia. 320 p.). 

Content No. 4, 2021

See also:


Pantin I.K.,
Russian revolution as a problem of political philosophy. – Polis. Political Studies. 2011. No5

Oganisyan Yu.S.,
Socialism as the first stage of capitalism. Post-soviet Russia’s experience. – Polis. Political Studies. 2013. No3

De Vreede E.,
Culture, civilization and identity. – Polis. Political Studies. 2012. No5

Round Table of the «Polis» Journal, Fedotova V.G., Pantin I.K., Kolpakov V.A., Fedotova N.N., Sizemskaya I.N., , Korolev S.A., Oleynikov Ju.V., , Kanarsh G.Yu., Vlasova V.B., , , Kuznetsov D.A., Petrenko N.S., , , Verjaskina V.P.,
The changing sociality: outlines of the future. – Polis. Political Studies. 2011. No1

Iordansky V.B.,
Contradictory nature of nationalism. – Polis. Political Studies. 2011. No6

 

   

Introducing an article



Polis. Political Studies
5 2010


Konchalovsky A.S.
The Russian mentality and the world civilization process

 The article text
 

Archive

   2024      2023      2022      2021   
   2020      2019      2018      2017      2016   
   2015      2014      2013      2012      2011   
   2010      2009      2008      2007      2006   
   2005      2004      2003      2002      2001   
   2000      1999      1998      1997      1996   
   1995      1994      1993      1992      1991