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Unravelling Capitalism

Author : Joseph Choonara
ISBN : 1910885452
Genre : Business & Economics
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Karl Marx was the greatest critic of capitalism, yet his ideas are widely dismissed or misunderstood. But understanding Marx is indispensable for anyone who wants to grasp why capitalism is a system of exploitation, instability and repeated crises. Joseph Choonara here introduces readers to some crucial Marxist approaches - as developed above all in the three volumes of Capital. He also outlines how this can be applied to capitalism as it has developed since the 19th century.

A Reader S Guide To Marx S Capital

Author : Joseph Choonara
ISBN : 1608467287
Genre : Political Science
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Marx's groundbreaking analysis of capitalism retains its relevance today. This book guides readers as they grapple with Marx's masterpiece, Capital.

Imperialism In The Twenty First Century

Author : John Smith
ISBN : 9781583675779
Genre : Business & Economics
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Winner of the first Paul A. Baran-Paul M. Sweezy Memorial Award for an original monograph concerned with the political economy of imperialism, John Smith's Imperialism in the Twenty-First Century is a seminal examination of the relationship between the core capitalist countries and the rest of the world in the age of neoliberal globalization.Deploying a sophisticated Marxist methodology, Smith begins by tracing the production of certain iconic commodities-the T-shirt, the cup of coffee, and the iPhone-and demonstrates how these generate enormous outflows of money from the countries of the Global South to transnational corporations headquartered in the core capitalist nations of the Global North. From there, Smith draws on his empirical findings to powerfully theorize the current shape of imperialism. He argues that the core capitalist countries need no longer rely on military force and colonialism (although these still occur) but increasingly are able to extract profits from workers in the Global South through market mechanisms and, by aggressively favoring places with lower wages, the phenomenon of labor arbitrage. Meticulously researched and forcefully argued, Imperialism in the Twenty-First Century is a major contribution to the theorization and critique of global capitalism.


Author : Peter Somers Heslam
ISBN : 1851744959
Genre : Capitalism
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Dead Labor

Author : James Tyner
ISBN : 9781452960326
Genre : Political Science
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A groundbreaking consideration of death from capitalism, from the seventeenth to the twenty-first century From a 2013 Texas fertilizer plant explosion that killed fifteen people and injured 252 to a 2017 chemical disaster in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, we are confronted all too often with industrial accidents that reflect the underlying attitude of corporations toward the lives of laborers and others who live and work in their companies’ shadows. Dead Labor takes seriously the myriad ways in which bodies are commodified and profits derived from premature death. In doing so it provides a unique perspective on our understanding how life and death drive the twenty-first-century global economy. James Tyner tracks a history from the 1600s through which premature death and mortality became something calculable, predictable, manageable, and even profitable. Drawing on a range of examples, including the criminalization of migrant labor, medical tourism, life insurance, and health care, he explores how today we can no longer presume that all bodies undergo the same processes of life, death, fertility, and mortality. He goes on to develop the concept of shared mortality among vulnerable populations and examines forms of capital exploitation that have emerged around death and the reproduction of labor. Positioned at the intersection of two fields—the political economy of labor and the philosophy of mortality—Dead Labor builds on Marx’s notion that death (and truncated life) is a constant factor in the processes of labor. Considering premature death also as a biopolitical and bioeconomic concept, Tyner shows how racialized and gendered bodies are exposed to it in unbalanced ways within capitalism, and how bodies are then commodified, made surplus and redundant, and even disassembled in order to accumulate capital.

The Palgrave Handbook Of Critical International Political Economy

Author : Alan Cafruny
ISBN : 9781137500182
Genre : Political Science
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Challenging the assumptions of ‘mainstream’ International Political Economy (IPE), this Handbook demonstrates the considerable value of critical theory to the discipline through a series of cutting-edge studies. The field of IPE has always had an inbuilt vocation within Historical Materialism, with an explicit ambition to make sense, from a critical standpoint, of the capitalist mode of production as a world system of sometimes paradoxically and sometimes smoothly overlapping states and markets. Having spearheaded the growth of a vigorous critical scholarship in the 1960s and 1970s, however, Marxism and neo-Gramscian approaches became increasingly marginalized over the course of the 1980s. The authors respond to the exposure of limits to mainstream contemporary scholarship in the wake of the onset of the Global Financial Crisis, and provide a comprehensive overview of the field of Critical International Political Economy. Problematizing socioeconomic and political structures, and considering these as potentially transitory and subject to change, the contributors aim not simply to understand a world of conflict, but furthermore to uncover the ways in which purportedly objective analyses reflect the interests of those in positions of privilege and power.

The Revolutionary Ideas Of Karl Marx

Author : Alex Callinicos
ISBN : 9781608461653
Genre : Political Science
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Despite their best attempts to declare them dead at every opportunity, establishment critics have failed to relegate Karl Marx's ideas to the dustbin of history. Alex Callinicos argues that Marx's ideas have an enduring relevance and provides an engaging and accessible introduction to one of the West's most recognizable social critics. Alex Callinicos is professor of European studies at Kings College London. He has written widely about Marxism and social theory. His most recent books are Social Theory , Equality , Imperialism and Global Political Economy, and Bonfire of Illusion , all published by Polity.

Unravelling Gramsci

Author : Adam David Morton
ISBN : STANFORD:36105123301066
Genre : Business & Economics
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Examines Gramsci’s understanding of hegemony within the context of uneven development and its links to the global political economy.

Unravelling Social Policy

Author : David G. Gil
ISBN : UOM:39015018836430
Genre : Social policy
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Crisis Without End

Author : Andrew Gamble
ISBN : 9781137429643
Genre : Political Science
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The 2008 crash was no ordinary crisis, but the harbinger of a much deeper convulsion. This major re-assessment shows how it was initially contained but that the more fundamental challenges to western leadership, democracy and prosperity, unless addressed, will preclude sustained recovery and pave the way for recurrent crises.

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