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Marxism-Leninism and the Theory of International Relations

1st Edition

By V. Kubalkova, A. Cruickshank


426 pages

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Refuting the assumption that orthodox Marxist theory contains anything of relevance on international relations, this book, originally published in 1980, clarifies, reconstructs, and summarizes the theories of international relations of Marx and Engels, Lenin, Stalin and the Soviet leadership of the 1970s. These are subjected to a comparative analysis and their relative integrity is examined both against one another and against selected Western theories. Marxist-Leninist models of international relations are fully explored, enabling the reader to appreciate the essence and evolution of fundamental Soviet concepts as such as proletarian, socialist internationalism, peaceful co-existence, national liberation movement and détente.

Table of Contents

1. Introductory: Basic Assumptions of Theories of International Relations 2. Marx and Engels on International Relations 3. Theory of International Relations in the East 4. The East and Marx 5. International Relations Theory in the West and in the East 6. International Relations Theory in the West: Marx and Lenin. Conclusion, Appendices.

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Routledge Library Editions: International Relations

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / Comparative
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / International