Imperialism and Self Determination: Revisiting the Nexus in Lenin

Economic & Political Weekly, Vol. 48, No. 15, pp. 60-69, April 13, 2013

10 Pages Posted: 9 Jul 2013

Date Written: April 2013

Abstract

This essay examines the nexus between self-determination, imperialism and the importance of Marxist theory in Lenin’s writings. It argues that the three strands were inseparably connected in Lenin’s thinking. The breakdown of the unity of the three strands of thought has impeded our understanding of contemporary imperialism.

Keywords: imperialism, Marxism, law, politics, self-determination, world wars, post-war order

Suggested Citation

D'Souza, Radha, Imperialism and Self Determination: Revisiting the Nexus in Lenin (April 2013). Economic & Political Weekly, Vol. 48, No. 15, pp. 60-69, April 13, 2013. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2291219

Radha D'Souza (Contact Author)

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