economic determinism

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economic determinism

n
(Sociology) a doctrine that states that all cultural, social, political, and intellectual activities are a product of the economic organization of society

economic determinism

The belief that all activities, such as cultural and political ones, arise from the economic organization of society.
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Beard first became an economic determinist, Drake details, when he was exposed to the influence of British anti-imperialist scholars.
The exact significance of this stress on politics in inflecting the Brennerite model is not indicated but its net effect is to soften the economic determinist logic of that approach.
To say the least, Beard's reading of Madison as an economic determinist contradicted The Federalist's central premise that Americans were deciding the question whether good government could be established from "reflection and choice" or must forever be left to depend on "accident and force.
No economic determinist, he argues the decisive factor is political, a clash between America's liberal-democratic goal of regime change in China versus the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) determination to maintain its authoritarian rule.
He was an economic determinist, he gave technology a powerful role in historical change, he did think the state was where the bourgeoisie organised its executive committee, and he did think the class struggle was the motor of history.
It is a very interesting issue whether these and other economists advance their economic determinist theory because they are convinced that human beings are indeed so constituted as to be profit maximizers or because this approach to understanding people avoids all issues of ethics.
Alamdari presents a well-argued economic determinist view and offers significant insights but is not comprehensive or holistic.
Such a use of history found historians rejecting non-Marxist historians and theorists while focusing predominantly on economic history to fit an economic determinist political agenda.
Cabral, no crass economic determinist, states that culture is constituted by oral and written traditions, works of art, dance, cosmological ideas, music, religious beliefs, social structures, politics, and economics.
Van Leeuwen is hardly a crude economic determinist for he accounts for social factors such as perceptions of rank.
Utilizing a Kantian pattern of logical progression, the authors note that the current either/or tension between nationalist and local economic determinist explanations (thesis and antithesis) leave no room for a synthesis for analyzing and explaining dynamic economic and political behavior.
As someone who still considers himself to be a Marxist in terms of how I analyze things and, without any shame, a complete economic determinist, these great economic forces work their way through the world whether you want them to or not.
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