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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According to Stalin the building of socialism itself had to conform to two principles: the party must increase its unity,40 and industrialisation must be rapid, autarkic and biased toward heavy industry. The vanguard role of the party was identified with the dictatorship of the proletariat (and, after the 'achievement of socialism' in 1936, with the dictatorship of the working people). Here Stalin did no more than express an axiom shared by all Bolsheviks. 41 There were also other threats to the purity of the party and state admin­ istration.

Even after his death in 1953, Stalin's interpretation of Leninism remained the foundation of Soviet ideology, despite the fact that his successors carried out a 'de-Stalinisation' in other areas. 20 It begins to appear as a distinct formation only in 1924, in the wake of successive defeats of the international revolution, and after the death of Lenin, which posed the issue of succession. The axis on which all else hinged was the definition of Leninism as the 'Marxism of the era of imperialism'.

12, 95, 394. L. Corey, The Crisis of the Middle Class (New York: Covici-Friede, 1935), p. 218; Hodgson, Trotsky and Fatalistic Marxism, pp. 24, 31. F. Pollock, 'Die Gegenwartige Lage des Kapitalismus und die Aussichten einer Planwirtschaftlichen Neuordnung', Zeitschrift fur Sozialforschung, 1, 1932, p. 27. Pollock, 'Bemerkungen', pp. 346-53. F. Pollock, 'State Capitalism: Its Possibilities and Limitations', in A. Arato and E. Gebhardt (eds), The Essential Frankfurt School Reader (Oxford: Blackwell, 1978), pp.

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