My work in this project attempts to study the recent changes in the political-economy of war (or, the emergence of what I call “neoliberal war-making”) by placing them in historical perspective. Building from methodologies developed by Terence K. Hopkins, Giovanni Arrighi, and Beverly Silver, this historical perspective involves comparisons over time as far back as the Thirty Years War and the Italian city-states of the fifteenth century.
My dissertation (in progress) investigates the recent, simultaneous trends towards the militarization of private enterprises and the privatization of military enterprises.
A paper from this project is currently under review. It is titled “Workers’ Power and Neoliberal War-Making: Transformations in the Political-Economy of War in the United States.”