Download E-books A History of Marxian Economics, Volume 2: 1929-1990 (Princeton Legacy Library) PDF

By Michael Charles Howard, John Edward King

This moment quantity completes a severe historical past of the social, political, and theoretical forces in the back of Marxian economics--the purely paintings in English to provide such entire remedy. starting with Marxian analyses of the nice melancholy and Stalinism, it explores the theories constructed to provide an explanation for the "long boom" in Western capitalism after the second one international warfare. Later chapters care for post-Leninist theories of imperialism and carrying on with controversies in price concept and the speculation of exploitation. After outlining fresh paintings at the "second slump," the combination of rational-choice concept into Marxism, and the political financial system of socialism, the ebook concludes with a overview and overview of Marxian concept over the full interval seeing that Marx's loss of life. compliment for the 1st quantity: "Howard and King have performed a good job... One comes away with the effect of Marxian economics being a colourful topic, correct to the issues of those occasions and worthwhile in useful matters."--Meghnad Desai, the days larger schooling Supplement

Originally released in 1992.

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Download E-books Magical Marxism: Subversive Politics and the Imagination (Marxism and Culture) PDF

By Andy Merrifield

Following his highly well known booklet, The knowledge of Donkeys, Andy Merrifield breathes new lifestyles into the Marxist tradition.

Magical Marxism calls for anything extra of conventional Marxism - anything extra attention-grabbing and releasing. It asks that we think a Marxism that strikes past debates approximately classification, the position of the nation and the dictatorship of the proletariat. In escaping the formalist straitjacket of orthodox Marxist critique, Merrifield argues for a reconsideration of Marxism and its capability, using formerly unexplored ways to Marxist considering that may display important new modes of political activism and debate.

This booklet will impress and encourage in equivalent degree. It provides us a Marxism for the twenty first century, which deals dramatic new chances for political engagement.

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Download E-books Steal This University: The Rise of the Corporate University and the Academic Labor Movement PDF

Steal This University explores the ambiguity of educational exertions. Universities don't exist to generate a cash in on capital funding, but modern universities are more and more utilizing agencies as their version for inner association. whereas the media, politicians, company leaders and most of the people all appear to proportion a extraordinary consensus that larger schooling is crucial to the way forward for international locations and participants alike, inside of academia sour conflicts brew over the form of tomorrow's universities. participants to the quantity diversity from the superstar educational to the disgruntled adjunct and every carry a distinct point of view to the dialogue at the academy's over-reliance on adjuncts and instructing assistants, the talk over tenure and to the valiant efforts to arrange unions and win rights.

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Download E-books Three Essays on Marx's Value Theory PDF

By Samir Amin

In this slender, insightful quantity, famous economist Samir Amin returns to the middle of Marxian monetary idea: Marx’s conception of price. He starts off with an identical query that Marx, in addition to the classical economists, as soon as contemplated: how can each commodity, together with exertions energy, promote at its worth out there and nonetheless produce a revenue for proprietors of capital? whereas bourgeois economists tried to reply to this question based on the types of capitalist society itself, Marx sought to look in the course of the floor phenomena of industry transactions and advance his thought by means of studying the particular social family members they obscured. the talk over Marx’s conclusions maintains to this day.
Amin defends Marx’s idea of worth opposed to its critics and in addition tackles a few of its trickier facets. He examines the connection among Marx’s summary concepts—such as “socially important exertions time”—and how they're manifested within the capitalist industry as costs, wages, rents, etc. He additionally explains how diversifications in fee are laid low with the advance of “monopoly- capitalism,” the abandonment of the top-rated, and the deepening of capitalism as an international method. Amin extends Marx’s concept and applies it to capitalism’s present trajectory in a fashion that's unencumbered via the load of orthodoxy and unafraid of its personal radical conclusions.

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Download E-books How Revolutionary Were the Bourgeois Revolutions? PDF

By Neil Davidson

Once of important significance to left historians and activists alike, the idea that of the “bourgeois revolution” has lately are available for sustained feedback from either Marxists and conservatives. during this entire rejoinder, Neil Davidson seeks to reply to the query, How innovative have been the bourgeois revolutions? via systematically reading the strategy taken by way of a variety of thinkers to provide an explanation for their factors, results, and content material around the old interval from the sixteenth-century Reformation to twentieth-century decolonization. via far-reaching examine and complete research, Davidson demonstrates that there's a lot at stake—far from being a stale factor for the background books, realizing those struggles of the earlier can supply insightful classes for today’s radicals.

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Download E-books Classes (Verso Classics) PDF

By Erik Olin Wright

Category research and sophistication fight are valuable techniques in Marx’s social concept but, notoriously, Marx by no means wrote a scientific exposition of those phrases in the course of his lifetime, and succeeding generations have needed to piece jointly interpretations from his many scattered references and discussions. the matter of attempting to improve a Marxist category research in this foundation has been made the entire extra acute through alterations within the classification constitution of complicated capitalism, for those have thrown up a bewildering diversity of recent social strata which appear to be tricky to reconcile with the numerous conventional understandings of class.

In Classes, Erik Olin Wright, one of many leading Marxist sociologists and sophistication theorists, rises to the twofold problem of either clarifying the summary, structural account of sophistication implicit in Marx, and of employing and refining the account within the gentle of up to date advancements in complex capitalist societies. Recentering the concept that of sophistication at the technique of exploitation, Wright discusses his well-known inspiration of “contradictory classification destinations” with regards to the empirical complexities of the center classification, and he presents an research of sophistication constitution in “post-capitalist” societies. Wright then is going directly to draw out the consequences of his procedure and to post it to particular empirical checking out with using a trans-national survey of sophistication constitution and realization.

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Download E-books Bonfire of Illusions: The Twin Crises of the Liberal World PDF

By Alex Callinicos

Whatever dramatic occurred within the overdue summer time and autumn of 2008. The post-Cold battle global got here to an abrupt finish. This used to be the results of conjoined crises. First, in its short battle with Georgia in August 2008, Russia asserted its army strength to halt the growth of NATO to its very borders. Secondly, on 15 September 2008 the Wall road funding financial institution Lehman Brothers collapsed. This prompted a critical monetary crash and helped to push the area economic system into the worst droop because the Nineteen Thirties.

either crises marked a critical setback for the worldwide energy of the USA, which had pushed NATO growth and compelled during the liberalization of economic markets. extra largely they challenged the consensus that had reigned because the cave in of the Soviet bloc in 1989 US-orchestrated liberal capitalist order might provide the area peace and prosperity. Already badly broken through the Iraq debacle, this consensus has now suffered possibly deadly blows.

In Bonfire of Illusions Alex Callinicos explores those dual crises. He lines the credits crunch that built in 2007-8 to a way more protracted hindrance of overaccumulation and profitability that has gripped worldwide capitalism because the past due Nineteen Sixties. He additionally confronts the interplay among financial and geopolitical occasions, highlighting the recent assertiveness of realms and analysing the demanding, advanced courting of interdependence and clash that binds jointly the U.S. and China. eventually, in line with the revelation that the marketplace isn't the approach to the world's difficulties, Callinicos experiences the clients for possible choices to capitalism.

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