On The Reproduction Of Capitalism

Download On The Reproduction Of Capitalism ebook PDF or Read Online books in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to On The Reproduction Of Capitalism book pdf for free now.

On The Reproduction Of Capitalism

Author : Louis Althusser
ISBN : 9781781681640
Genre : Philosophy
File Size : 59.55 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 158
Read : 892

Published for the first time in English, this influential work discusses the author's conception of historical materialism, outlining the conditions of reproduction in capitalist society and the revolutionary struggle for its overthrow and addressing questions that still haunt us today. Original.
Category: Philosophy

The Basic Theory Of Capitalism

Author : Makoto Itō
ISBN : 0389207292
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 85.57 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 462
Read : 482

Beginning with a clear-cut review of the major economic schools, this book systematically studies the strengths and weaknesses in Marx's Capital proposes original solutions to the issues of value, labor and crises. The author thus provides an insight into the basic character of capitalism and its superficial forms and social substance.
Category: Business & Economics

Case Studies In The Origins Of Capitalism

Author : Xavier Lafrance
ISBN : 9783319956572
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 76.87 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 831
Read : 882

This edited volume builds and expands on the groundbreaking work of Robert Brenner and Ellen Meiksins Wood on the origins of capitalism. Whereas Brenner and Wood focused mostly on the emergence of capitalism in the English countryside (agrarian capitalism), this book utilizes their approach to offer original, theoretically sophisticated, and empirically informed accounts of transitions to capitalism – both agrarian and industrial – in a wide range of countries in order to provide within a single volume a diverse collection of relatively brief yet detailed case studies of the historical transition to capitalism distributed across three continents. Offering a new and highly original analysis of the global spread of capitalism, this book will be a unique contribution to the longstanding debate on the transition to capitalism.
Category: Political Science

Seventeen Contradictions And The End Of Capitalism

Author : David Harvey
ISBN : 9781782830085
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 58.78 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 688
Read : 742

You thought capitalism was permanent? Think again. David Harvey unravels the contradictions at the heart of capitalism-its drive, for example, to accumulate capital beyond the means of investing it, it's imperative to use the cheapest methods of production that leads to consumers with no means of consumption, and its compulsion to exploit nature to the point of extinction. These are the tensions which underpin the persistence of mass unemployment, the downward spirals of Europe and Japan, and the unstable lurches forward of China and India. Not that the contradictions of capital are all bad: they can lead to the innovations that make capitalism resilient and, it seems, permanent. Yet appearances can deceive: while many of capital's contradictions can be managed, others will be fatal to our society. This new book is both an incisive guide to the world around us and a manifesto for change.
Category: Political Science

Latin America And Global Capitalism

Author : William I. Robinson
ISBN : 9780801896361
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 85.36 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 896
Read : 609

This ambitious volume chronicles and analyzes from a critical globalization perspective the social, economic, and political changes sweeping across Latin America from the 1970s through the present day. Sociologist William I. Robinson summarizes his theory of globalization and discusses how Latin America’s political economy has changed as the states integrate into the new global production and financial system, focusing specifically on the rise of nontraditional agricultural exports, the explosion of maquiladoras, transnational tourism, and the export of labor and the import of remittances. He follows with an overview of the clash among global capitalist forces, neoliberalism, and the new left in Latin America, looking closely at the challenges and dilemmas resistance movements face and their prospects for success. Through three case studies—the struggles of the region's indigenous peoples, the immigrants rights movement in the United States, and the Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela—Robinson documents and explains the causes of regional socio-political tensions, provides a theoretical framework for understanding the present turbulence, and suggests possible outcomes to the conflicts. Based on years of fieldwork and empirical research, this study elucidates the tensions that globalization has created and shows why Latin America is a battleground for those seeking to shape the twenty-first century’s world order.
Category: Political Science

Capitalism And Citizenship

Author : Kathryn Dean
ISBN : 0415272742
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 21.32 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 552
Read : 1022

This book develops a multi-disciplinary theory of citizenship, exploring the human abilities needed for its practice. It then argues that capitalism impedes the nurturing of these abilities, drawing on the work of a wide range of thinkers.
Category: Social Science

Peasantry Capitalism And State

Author : Anil Kumar Vaddiraju
ISBN : 9781443866491
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 24.55 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 128
Read : 815

In large parts of the developing world, peasant to industrial worker and rural to urban transition is a huge question mark on the face of the political economies of these societies. In India alone, nearly seventy percent of its 1.2 billion population lives in rural areas dependent on agriculture and allied activities. Though the context is different, the magnitude of the transition is similar in present day China. In many parts of Latin America and Africa, this transition is incomplete. Rural populations continue to persist, even in the times of globalisation – a so called shrinking world – and the digital age. In the context of developing countries in general and India in particular, it is difficult to find this transition in the lines of European history. Hence, the main concern of this book is with the large, independent self-cultivating peasantry and the agriculture-associated, non-landowning peasantry. In the present and in these contexts, the process of the growth of towns, merchandise, cities and industry, does not occur in a sequence of succession – characteristic to European development – owing to colonial backdrops and historical specificities. Whatever urbanisation happens in these countries, too, does not seem to be inclusive and facilitative of the rural to urban transition. The variance with the European context also appears to be the reason for the often observed non-absorption of the peasantry. These large differences across spatial, historical and structural contexts also indicate that one should consider the processes in non-Euro-centric terms. The processes of the transformation from agrarian to non-agrarian society – rural to urban societies, therefore – are inevitably plural in nature and, while retaining their specificities, push us into considering the point that the European model, or the English model, of transition is only one important variant of the possible modes of transition to capitalism, which necessitates close empirical study and a considered generalization; a point illuminated by the diversities that characterise European history itself. However, we need to urgently address this problem, as overwhelmingly large sections of the developing world not only persist in rural bewilderment, but they also aspire to urban modernity, as does the rest of the world. This book is written with a certain empathy towards rural societies, that they too, while transcending the ascriptive particularities and backwardness, should access all the benefits of civilised urban modernity; that the increasingly globalising humanity can offer and, yes, bask in the ‘bright lights of the city’.
Category: Political Science

Rural Capitalist Development In The Jordan Valley

Author : Mohamed F. Tarawneh
ISBN : 9789088900891
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 66.22 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 674
Read : 1304

The case of Deir Alla is a social and economic case study of developing Third World agriculture. The study is based upon historical sources, contemporary public information with statistics, and field work in the Jordanian village of Deir Alla. This fieldwork took place in 1986 and a report was prepared in 1989. For this publication additional field work in 1997 accounted for the rapidly changing social and economic situation. The Ottoman feudal system, with the local harrath (ploughman) economy, changed gradually to private ownership since 1936, affecting the social relations of production. From 1950 onwards this development was strongly influenced by a sudden population increase (Palestinian refugees), the East Ghor irrigation system, the strong promotion of vegetable production and new technologies and institutions. Share cropping became the dominant feature of agrarian relations, but during the last decades international migrant labour expanded the wage labour system. Some types of production organization, such as the small-owner-family-labour system, proved to be more successful than others, but with the current difficult economic situation the debt trap is felt by many of these small owners. The book is important for the understanding of the social and economic history of the region, showing the dynamics of social change, but also because of its thorough analysis of the current situation, assessing theoretical models and predicting developments in a rapidly changing agricultural world.
Category: Social Science

The Macrodynamics Of Capitalism

Author : Peter Flaschel
ISBN : 9783540879329
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 74.81 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 602
Read : 795

This book provides an introduction to advanced macrodynamics, viewed as a di- quilibriumtheoryof?uctuatinggrowth. Itbuildsonanearlierattempttoreformulate 1 the foundations of macroeconomics from the perspective of real markets diseq- librium and the con?ict over income distribution between capital and labor. It does so, not because it wants to support the view that this class con?ict is inevitable, but with the perspective that an understanding of this con?ict may help to formulate socio-economic principles and policies that can help to overcome class con?ict at least in its cruder forms or that can even lead to rationally understandable proce- 2 dures and rules that turn this con?ict into a consensus-driven interaction between 3 capitalists or their representatives and the employable workforce. The book starts from established theories of temporary equilibrium positions, the forces of real growth, and the con?ict over income distribution, represented by basic modeling approaches, which it considers in detail in its Part I in order to prepare the ground for their integration in Part II of the book. In this way we inspect what types of models of disequilibrium, income distribution, and real growth we have at our disposal, as models that have proved to be of real interest and sound from a rigorous modeling perspective.
Category: Business & Economics

Getting Past Capitalism

Author : Cynthia C. Kaufman
ISBN : 9780739172803
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 52.63 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 314
Read : 1198

Getting Past Capitalism begins with a critique of the impacts of capitalism on human society and the environment. By taking a fresh look at what capitalism is and at how it is reproduced, it is able to offer realistic and inspiring ways to move beyond capitalism to already existing alternatives.
Category: Political Science

Education And The Reproduction Of Capital

Author : R. Kumar
ISBN : 9781137007582
Genre : Education
File Size : 44.47 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 909
Read : 968

A reflection on the specific context of neoliberal capitalism and it's impact on education. The chapters establish the intersectionality of state, capital and education and engage with possibilities of transcending the onslaught of capital in different geographical locations – from the Northern Hemisphere to the Southern Hemisphere.
Category: Education

Capitalism And Social Democracy

Author : Adam Przeworski
ISBN : 0521336562
Genre : Philosophy
File Size : 73.25 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 875
Read : 1224

This is a study of the choices faced by socialist movements as they developed within capitalist societies. Professor Przeworski examines the three principal choices confronted by socialism: whether to work through elections; whether to rely exclusively on the working class; and whether to try to reform or abolish capitalism. He brings to his analysis a number of abstract models of political and economic structure, and illustrates the issues in the context of historical events, tracing the development of socialist strategies since the mid-nineteenth century. Several of the conclusions are novel and provocative. Professor Przeworski argues that economic issues cannot justify a socialist programme, and that the workers had good reasons to struggle for the improvement of capitalism. Therefore, the project of a socialist transformation, and the fight for economic advancement, were separate historical phenomena.
Category: Philosophy

Social Economy

Author : Clark Everling
ISBN : 9781134741830
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 43.63 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 264
Read : 1103

Contrary to much Marxist thought, Everling does not view socialism as an antithesis to capitalism, and argues that socialism is, among other things, an objective development of capitalism. As capitalism develops it creates the premises for social development which are also the bases for a socialist and democratic construction of society. Drawing on economics, urban geography, political theory and Marxism, Social Economy: * Examines the evolution of capitalism from its early industrial to its present urban and global forms * Shows how Marx understood the economy as a unity of production, distribution, exchange and consumption engaged in social reproduction * Explores the contradictory evolution of US corporations and urban development from 1945 to the present * Argues that urban space involves requirements for social and individual reproduction which extend well beyond limits inherent in transnational corporate private appropriation Using his unique arguments, Everling makes the case that economic expansion can now best be secured by forms of development that take us beyond the limits of capitalism and point towards a democratic and socialist society.
Category: Business & Economics

Social Theory And The Urban Question

Author : Peter Saunders
ISBN : 9781135685911
Genre : Science
File Size : 27.56 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 676
Read : 189

Social Theory and the Urban Question offers a guide to, and a critical evaluation of key themes in contemporary urban social theory, as well as a re-examination of more traditional approaches in the light of recent developments and criticism. Dr Saunders discusses current theoretical positions in the context of the work of Marx, Weber and Durkheim. He suggests that later writers have often misunderstood or ignored the arguments of these 'founding fathers' of the urban question. Dr Saunders uses his final chapter to apply the lessons learned from a review of their work in order to develop a new framework for urban social and political analysis. This book was first published in 1981.
Category: Science

Zizek And Communist Strategy

Author : Chris McMillan
ISBN : 9780748655496
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 21.58 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 589
Read : 897

Communist, conservative, anti-semantic - Slavoj Zizek's work attracts a lot of labels, most of them pejorative. Chris McMillan seeks to identify Zizek's unique and productive contribution to social and political theory, constructing a response to the diff
Category: Political Science

The Micro Politics Of Capital

Author : Jason Read
ISBN : 0791458431
Genre : Philosophy
File Size : 72.4 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 397
Read : 715

Re-reads Marx in light of the contemporary critical interrogation of subjectivity.
Category: Philosophy

Capitalism Class Conflict And The New Middle Class Rle Social Theory

Author : Bob Carter
ISBN : 9781317652168
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 31.41 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 849
Read : 336

Non-manual workers are fast becoming the largest occupational category in Western capitalist countries. This is the first book to present a detailed socialist analysis of this much discussed change in the class structure of contemporary capitalism. Focusing on the class position of managerial and supervisory workers, Robert Carter takes as his starting-point the inadequacy of both orthodox Marxist and Weberian models of class relations. Rather, he concurs with recent structuralist theorists of class who maintain that there exists between capital and labour in the process of producing a new middle class. He parts company from the work of these theorists, however, in his insistence that the organisation and consciousness of the new middle class have also to be examined because of the practical consequences these have on class relations. The book therefore examines the historical rise of the middle class, both in the private and the state sector, together with the tendency of the class to respond to its changing relations with capital and labour by unionising. It is sharply critical of the dominant models of the causes and nature of white-collar unionism – both industrial relations and Weberian ones – and indeed rejects these models in favour of a perspective which views the extent and nature of middle-class unionism within the dynamics of class relations.
Category: Social Science