Alexander Anievas, Ph.D. (2011), University of Cambridge, Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow. He is the author of Capital, the State, and War: Class Conflict and Geopolitics in the "Thirty Years Crisis", 1914-1945 (University of Michigan Press, 2014).
All interested in the history of the First World War and its impact on the trajectory of modern world politics. Subjects: History, International Relations, Marxism, Historical Sociology, Political Thought.
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About the Authors
Alexander Anievas – The First World War and the Making of Modern World Politics1
PART I. 'KLADDERADATSCH!: CAPITALISM, EMPIRE, AND IMPERIALISM IN THE MAKING AND AFTERMATH OF WORLD WAR I
1. Geoff Eley – Germany, the Fischer Controversy, and the Context of War: Rethinking German Imperialism, 1880–19141
2. Shelley Baranowski – War, Defeat, and the Urgency of Lebensraum: German Imperialism from the Second Empire to the Third Reich
3. Adam Tooze – Capitalist Peace or Capitalist War? The July Crisis Revisited
4. Alexander Anievas – Marxist Theory and the Origins of the First World
5. Wendy Matsumura – The Expansion of the Japanese Empire and the Rise of the Global Agrarian Question after the First World War
6. Sandra Halperin – War and Social Revolution: World War I and the 'Great Transformation'
PART II: RECONFIGURATIONS: REVOLUTION AND CULTURE AFTER 1914
7. Enzo Traverso – European Intellectuals and the First World War: Trauma and New Cleavages
8. Esther Leslie – Art after War: Experience, Poverty and the Crystal Utopia
9. Alberto Toscano – ‘America’s Belgium’: W.E.B. Du Bois on Race, Class, and the Origins of World War I
10. Domenico Losurdo – World War I, the October Revolution and Marxism’s Reception in the West and East
11. Peter Thomas – Uneven Developments, Combined: The First World War and Marxist Theories of Revolution
12. Neil Davidson – The First World War, Classical Marxism and the End of the Bourgeois Revolution in Europe
13. Lars T. Lih – ‘The New Era of War and Revolution’: Lenin, Kautsky, Hegel and the Outbreak of World War I