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Performing Marx: Contemporary Negotiations of a Living by Bradley J. MacDonald

By Bradley J. MacDonald

Appearing Marx appears at what it capacity to be a Marxist facing modern political and theoretical advancements within the twenty-first century. Drawing upon Marx’s paintings, Western Marxism, and poststructuralist idea, Bradley J. Macdonald explores how a residing culture of Marx’s principles can constructively have interaction a politics of wish and delight, ecological sustainability, a politics of lifestyle that takes heavily pop culture, and the character of globalization and of the unconventional forces being arrayed opposed to the logics of worldwide capitalism. by way of enticing such the most important matters, Macdonald additionally offers very important clarifications of the paintings of William Morris, man Debord and the situationists, Michel Foucault, Antonio Negri, Ernesto Laclau, and Chantal Mouffe, as they relate to Marx.

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Is Marx's Theory of Profit Right?: The Simultaneist

This assortment makes a speciality of a long-running debate over the logical validity of Karl Marx s idea that exploitation is the specific resource of capitalists gains. the elemental Marxian Theorem was once lengthy notion to have proven that orthodox Marxian economics succeeds in replicating Marx's end. the controversy starts off with Andrew Kliman's disproof of that declare.

On one part of the talk, representing orthodox Marxian economics, are contributions by means of Simon Mohun and Roberto Veneziani. even if they concede that their simultaneist versions can't reflect Marx's idea of revenue in all situations, they insist that this can be nearly as good because it will get. at the different facet, representing the temporal single-system interpretation of Marx s concept (TSSI), are contributions through Kliman and Alan Freeman. They argue that his idea is logically legitimate, because it can certainly be replicated whilst it truly is understood in line with the TSSI.

While the talk at the beginning considering logical issues, problems with pluralism, fact, and scientificity more and more assumed middle level. In his creation to the amount, Nick Potts situates the controversy in its old context and argues forcefully that the arguments of the orthodox Marxist economists, and the style within which these arguments have been couched, have been suppressive and opposite to medical norms.

The quantity concludes with a 2014 debate, during which a number of the related matters re-surfaced, among the thinker Robert Paul Wolff and proponents of the TSSI.

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Development and Globalization: A Marxian Class Analysis by David F. Ruccio

By David F. Ruccio

Because the mid-1980s, David F. Ruccio has been constructing a brand new framework of Marxian category research and employing it to varied concerns in socialist making plans, 3rd global improvement, and capitalist globalization. the purpose of this assortment is to teach, via a chain of concrete examples, how Marxian type research can be utilized to problem current modes of suggestion and to provide new insights in regards to the difficulties of capitalist improvement and the probabilities of imagining and growing noncapitalist economies.

The publication includes fifteen essays, plus an introductory bankruptcy situating the author’s paintings in a bigger highbrow and political context. the themes lined diversity from making plans idea to the position of the kingdom within the Nicaraguan Revolution, from radical theories of underdevelopment to the 3rd international debt concern, and from a severe engagement with rules conception to modern discussions of globalization and imperialism.

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Development, and Globalization is antiessentialist social conception at its absolute best. even if re-reading socialist making plans debates, financial and social improvement struggles within the international South, or capitalist and alter-capitalist theories of globalization, David Ruccio engages the modern conjuncture in clean and intriguing methods, demonstrating through the successes of the rethinking Marxism undertaking and the great strength and diversity of latest Marxian research. What Maurice Dobb did for twentieth-century opinions of socialist making plans, capitalist improvement, and imperialist growth, Ruccio redoubles for a brand new age of post-Communist and globalized political economy.

John Pickles, Earl N. Phillips extraordinary Professor of overseas experiences and Chair of the dep. of Geography, collage of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and writer of A historical past of areas: Cartographic cause, Mapping, and the Geo-Coded World

David Ruccio is a imperative determine within the intriguing and leading edge "postmodern" college of Marxian inspiration. via his personal writing and his stewardship of the magazine Rethinking Marxism he has contributed immensely to this practice. during this assortment, Ruccio attracts jointly, sharpens, and extends crucial insights from that faculty of idea and applies them to debates over socialist making plans, fiscal improvement, and globalization. The essays exhibit the intensity of Ruccio’s mind and the variety of his services, to make certain, whereas additionally conveying the ability of the postmodern Marxian culture in supporting us to beat the malaise that now impacts a lot modern left scholarship approximately customers for radical reform within the worldwide South. In Ruccio’s arms, Marxism emerges as a colourful culture that keeps to generate new avenues of scholarship and functional politics in pursuit of a extra simply world.

George DeMartino, Josef Korbel institution of overseas experiences, collage of Denver and writer of world financial system, international Justice: Theoretical and coverage choices to Neoliberalism

Whether one has the same opinion or now not with the fundamental premises and research of this publication, it's going to offer an highbrow problem to everybody. concentrating on concerns relating to making plans, improvement and globalization, really in Latin the USA, Ruccio questions the existing knowledge in circles of either definitely the right and the Left. His privileging of sophistication research presents the unifying thread to the wide range of subject matters lined within the 16 chapters. In our post-crisis look for new financial pondering and choices for social transformation, Ruccio's booklet comes at an ideal time to give a contribution to the debates.

Lourdes Beneria, Cornell college and writer of Gender, improvement, and Globalization: Economics as though every person Mattered

Pathbreaking in its originality and breathtaking in its insurance, the really remarkable quantity David Ruccio has introduced is crucial in critiquing numerous winning developmental paradigms. instead of simplistically noting the 'failures' of capitalism, this booklet unearths how neoliberal improvement rules could be thought of profitable by way of selling the emergence and strengthening of capitalist category approaches and the appropriation of surplus-value in Latin the USA and past. it's compulsory examining for students and scholars looking to build Marxian type analyses and to formulate possible choices to the area economic system today.

Adam David Morton, collage of Nottingham and writer of Unravelling Gramsci: Hegemony and Passive Revolution within the worldwide Political economic climate

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James P. Cannon and the Origins of the American by Bryan D. Palmer

By Bryan D. Palmer

Bryan D. Palmer's award-winning examine of James P. Cannon's early years (1890-1928) information how the lifetime of a Wobbly hobo agitator gave approach to management within the rising communist underground of the 1919 period. This historic drama unfolds along the existence reports of a local son of usa radicalism, the narrative relocating from Rosedale, Kansas to Chicago, manhattan, and Moscow. Written with panache, Palmer's richly distinct booklet situates American communism's formative decade of the Twenties within the dynamics of a particular political and financial context. Our realizing of the indigenous currents of the yankee progressive left is widened, simply as appreciation of the advanced nature of its interplay with foreign forces is deepened.

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"Palmer's biography is destined to develop into a vintage within the historiography folks Communism. it's the so much severe therapy of the Communist movement's background within the Twenties considering Draper's volumes seemed nearly 50 years in the past. . . . Palmer is at present getting ready the second one quantity of his Cannon biography, chronicling the subject's Trotskyist years. i will not often wait to learn it."--Left History

"Palmer's trustworthy, relocating account of the alternatives Cannon confronted has vital classes for us. a type of classes is that, while we weigh the selections the alternatives and hopes of prior radical generations, we have to attend to our personal imperatives and dreams."--Canadian Dimension

"An vital contribution to the research of yank radicalism."--Journal of yank historical past

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A History of Marxian Economics, Volume 2: 1929-1990 by Michael Charles Howard, John Edward King

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 simply paintings in English to provide such accomplished remedy. starting with Marxian analyses of the good melancholy and Stalinism, it explores the theories built to provide an explanation for the "long boom" in Western capitalism after the second one global struggle. Later chapters care for post-Leninist theories of imperialism and carrying on with controversies in worth concept and the speculation of exploitation. After outlining fresh paintings at the "second slump," the combination of rational-choice conception into Marxism, and the political economic system of socialism, the ebook concludes with a evaluate and overview of Marxian thought over the full interval on the grounds that Marx's demise. compliment for the 1st quantity: "Howard and King have performed a good job... One comes away with the impact of Marxian economics being a colourful topic, proper to the issues of those instances and beneficial in useful matters."--Meghnad Desai, the days larger schooling Supplement

Originally released in 1992.

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The Economics of Karl Marx: Analysis and Application by Samuel Hollander

By Samuel Hollander

This e-book offers an account and technical review of Marx's financial research in Capital, with specific connection with the transformation and the surplus-value doctrine, the replica schemes, the falling real-wage and revenue premiums, and the alternate cycle. the focal point is on criticisms that Marx himself could have been anticipated to stand in his day and age. moreover, it bargains a chronological research of the evolution of that evaluation from the early 1840s via 3 "drafts": files of the overdue 1840s, the Grundrisse of 1857-1858, and the commercial Manuscripts of 1861-1863. It additionally presents 3 reviews in software, targeting Marx's "evolutionary" orientation in his evaluate of the transition to communism and his rejection of "egalitarianism" below either capitalist and communist regimes; his evolving standpoint at the function of the economic "entrepreneur"; and his evolving appreciation of the customers for welfare reform inside capitalism. all through, Hollander emphasizes Marx's relation with orthodox canonical classicism.

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From Socialism to Capitalism: Eight Essays by János Kornai

By János Kornai

This name includes 8 essays which are hooked up through a variety of universal strands. an important one is the neighborhood of the most subject-matter: socialism, capitalism, democracy, swap of approach. those 4 expressions conceal 4 phenomena of significant and accomplished significance. every piece within the publication offers with those and the connections among them. one of many Leitmotifs is the 'capitalism/socialism' pair of opposites. Capitalism has a background of a number of hundred years, whereas the socialist regime existed just for a number of a long time. yet this pair of opposites used to be primary to the historical past of the 20th century. This antagonism positioned its stamp on political pondering, at the international coverage and army preparedness of each nation, and on a few appallingly harmful armed conflicts.All those had nice secondary impression on each one country's financial improvement and the normal of dwelling and disposition of its population. not one of the reviews is restricted to at least one state - to not Hungary or to the other. every one attempts to include the issues universal to larger devices. despite the fact that, the better unit comprehended isn't the comparable in every one examine. One might take care of the capitalist or socialist method regularly, one other will all of the post-socialist nations, and a 3rd the relevant East eu zone. yet all expand the research past the borders of 1 country.

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Marx and other Four-Letter Words by Georgina Blakeley, Valerie Bryson

By Georgina Blakeley, Valerie Bryson

Karl Marx's vintage definitions of sophistication and society less than capitalism are nonetheless well-known this day. principles resembling category, revolution, creation and oppression are hired throughout a vast variety of educational matters, attaining past politics, economics and sociology.Yet those suggestions, inside of a particularly Marxist framework, usually are not continually effortless to appreciate. This ebook is a perfect pupil advent that explains, in transparent and concise chapters, the suitable which means and implications of every of Marx's key ideas. moreover, the participants express how those principles remain correct, and the way they relate to trendy society.The participants contain major lecturers within the box of politicial technology. Outlining essentially what each one thought skill, they flow directly to situate it inside of state-of-the-art modern political theory.Concepts contain old materialism, capitalism, classification, the kingdom, imperialism, the department of labour, oppression, construction and replica, revolution, operating category internationalism, equality and democracy.

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Listen, Yankee!: Why Cuba Matters by Tom Hayden

By Tom Hayden

According to exceptional entry to either Cuban and American officers, a booklet that gives clean perception into considered one of history's so much enigmatic relationships among nation-states—from certainly one of America's best-known voices of political and social activism.

Listen, Yankee! offers an account of Cuban politics from Tom Hayden's special place as an observer of Cuba and as a US innovative scholar chief whose efforts to mobilize political swap within the US reflected the unconventional transformation concurrently occurring in Cuba.

Chapters are dedicated to the writings of Che Guevara, Régis Debray, and C. Wright turbines; the Cuban missile drawback; the elements Underground; the assassination of JFK; the powerful old hyperlinks among Cuba and Africa; the Carter period; the Clinton period; the Cuban 5; Elián González; and the December 17, 2014 announcement of normalization via presidents Obama and Castro.

Hayden places the current second into old context, and exhibits how we're ultimately discovering universal flooring to the benefit of Cubans and american citizens alike. 

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