Capital has an Internationale and it is Going Fascist: Time for an International of the Global Popular Classes

  • William I. Robinson University of California at Santa Barbara
Keywords: Global Capitalism, Neo-fascism, Transnational Capitalist Class

Abstract

Robinson concurs with Amin’s centering of the problem of extreme concentration of capital and the centralization of power worldwide. However, he critiques Amin’s “tenacious nation-state/interstate framework,” arguing for an approach that transcends state-centrism to identify class and social dynamics that have enabled both the rise of the fascist right and create openings for emancipatory left formations.

Author Biography

William I. Robinson, University of California at Santa Barbara
William I. Robinson is professor of sociology, global studies, and Latin American studies at the University of California at Santa Barbara

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Published
2019-09-03
How to Cite
Robinson, W. I. (2019). Capital has an Internationale and it is Going Fascist: Time for an International of the Global Popular Classes. Journal of World-Systems Research, 25(2), 289-296. https://doi.org/10.5195/jwsr.2019.954
Section
Forum: Samir Amin's Call for New International of Workers and Peoples