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Questioning Globalized Militarism by Peter Custers, Samir Amin
  

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Questioning Globalized Militarism by Peter Custers, Samir Amin

In this wide-ranging study Peter Custers seeks to highlight the importance of the production and consumption of arms as a form of social waste within the capitalist world order. The study encompasses critical economic theory, historical studies of the rise of capitalism, conceptualizations of international trade, and analyses of the inequities spawned by globalized militarism. Drawing especially on Volume 2 of Marx's Capital, Custers creatively develops some of Marx's classical themes. The individual circuit of capital outlined in that work is utilized by Custers to demonstrate the generation of various types of waste at each step in the military-nuclear and civilian-nuclear production chains. He also proposes the new concept of negative use-value to highlight the adverse consequences, for human beings and the environment, of products that are churned out by the military-nuclear complex. In opposition to the view that the capitalist system in its earlier phases operated as a market system governed by 'internal' exchanges, Custers produces historical evidence to demonstrate that this system always incorporated a vital 'external' agent, namely, the capitalist state, which has played a significant role in capitalism's evolution at crucial junctures.

About the Author

Peter Custers is a campaigner and writer with many publications to his credit. He is engaged in theoretical research alongside a commitment to social struggles and campaigns in Bangladesh and Western Europe.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st January 2007

Author

Peter Custers, Samir Amin

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Publisher

Tulika Book

Format

Paperback
452 pages

Categories

Peace studies & conflict resolution
International relations
Marxism & Communism

ISBN

9788189487201

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