Teori Imperialisme Baru dan Debat Marxisme-Realisme dalam Ilmu Hubungan Internasional

Rizky Alif Alvian


This paper aims to discuss the contribution of new imperialism theory for International Relations. This contribution will be analyzed by positing new imperialism theory in the light of Marxism-Realism debate. This debate is centered on the question on how the relation between state and mode of production should be formulated. While Realism tends to underestimate the role of mode of production in international relations, Marxism tends to underestimate the role of state. This paper argues that new imperialism theory could be understood as an experiment to resolve this issue. By separating “economy”/”the logic of capitalism” from “politic”/”the logic of territorial”, new imperialism theory attempts to reconcile the role of state and mode of production in the analysis of international relations.


International Relations; Imperialism; Marxism; Realism;


Berki, R. N. (1971). On Marxian Thought and the Problem of International Relations. World Politics, 24(1), 80-105.

Brewer, A. (1990). Marxist Theories of Imperialism: A Critical Survey. London: Routledge.

Callinicos, A. (2007). Does Capitalism Need the State System? Cambridge Review of International Affaris, 20(4), 533-549.

Callinicos, A. (2009). Imperialism and Global Political Economy. Cambridge: Polity Press.

Davenport, A. (2011). Marxism in IR: Condemned to Realist Fate? European Journal of International Relations, 19(1), 27-48.

Gills, B. K. (1987). Historical Materialism and International Relations Theory. Milennium: Journal of International Studies, 16(2), 265-270.

Halliday, F. (1987). Vigilantism in International Relations. Review of International Studies, 13(3), 163-175.

Halliday, F. (1994). Rethinking International Relations. London: MacMillan.

Harvey, D. (2001). Spaces of Capital. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

Harvey, D. (2005). New Imperialism. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Harvey, D. (2006). The Limits to Capital. London: Verso.

Krasner, S. D. (1992). Realism, Imperialism, and Democracy: A Response to Gilbert. Political Theory, 20(1), 38-52.

Kubalkova, V., & Cruckshank, A. (2015). Marxism-Leninism and Theory of International Relations. London: Routledge.

Linklater, A. (1990). Beyond Realism and Marxism. New York: Palgrave MacMillan.

Maclean, J. (1988). Marxism and international relations: a strange case of mutual neglect. Millennium: Journal of International Studies, 18(2), 295-319.

Rosenberg, J. (1994). Empire of Civil Society: A Critique of the Realist Theory of International Relations. London: Verso.

Teschke, B., & Lacher, H. (2007). The Changing Logics of Capitalist Competition. Cambridge Review of International Affairs, 20(4), 565-580.

Waltz, K. N. (1979). Theory of International Politics. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Wood, E. (1995). Democracy Against Capitalism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Wood, E. (2003). Empire of Capital. London: Verso.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.7454/global.v18i1.47


  • There are currently no refbacks.