Anti-Capitalism : A Marxist Introduction

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This book is a collection of essays from some of the world's leading Marxist economists on the problems of globalisation and the evolution of modern capitalism.

With contributions from Suzanne de Brunhoff, Ellen Meiksins Wood, Ben Fine, Simon Clarke, John Holloway and John Weeks among others, it provides a cohesive critique of the weaknesses of the existing system and puts forward a new agenda for anti-capitalist thought and action.

Covering key issues such as globalisation, the nation state, money and finance, conflict and war, technological change, the environment, class struggle, economic crisis, capitalism in the Third World, the collapse of the USSR, and the transcendence of capitalism, this is an ideal introduction to some of the most pressing problems of our time.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 280 pages
  • 135 x 215 x 16.76mm | 417.3g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745318932
  • 9780745318936
  • 1,685,962

Table of contents


Introduction by Alfredo Saad-Filho

Part I: Capital, Exploitation and Conflict

1. Value, Capital and Exploitation by Alfredo Saad-Filho

2. Does All Labour Create Value? by Simon Mohun

3. Money as Money and Money as Capital in a Capitalist Economy by Costas Lapavitsas

4. Capitalist Competition and the Distribution of Profits by Diego Guerrero

5. Contesting Labour Markets by Ben Fine

6. Technological Change as Class Struggle by Les Levidow

7. Capitalism, Nature and the Class Struggle by Paul Burkett

Part II: Global Capitalism

8. The History of Capitalism by Michael Perelman

9. Globalisation and the State: Where is the Power of Capital? by Ellen Meiksins Wood

10. Financial and Industrial Capital: a New Class Coalition by Suzanne de Brunhoff

11. War, Peace and Capitalism: Is Capitalism the Harbinger of Peace or the Greatest Threat to World Peace? by Christopher Cramer

12. Understanding Capitalism in the Third World by Elizabeth Dore

13. Developing Country Debt and Globalisation by John Weeks

14. Globalisation and the Subsumption of the Soviet Mode of Production under Capital by Simon Clarke

Part III: Crisis and the Supersession of Capitalism

15. Capital Accumulation and Crisis by Paul Zarembka

16. Marxian Crisis Theory and the Postwar US Economy by Fred Moseley

17. Where is Class Struggle? by John Holloway

18. Transcending Capitalism: The Adequacy of Marx's Recipe by Michael Lebowitz

19. Towards a Society of Free and Associated Individuals: Communism by Paresh Chattopadhyay

List of Contributors

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'A timely and worthwhile project ... will fill a major hole in the currently available literature.' Professor Duncan Foley, Professor of Economics, New School University, NY
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About Lecio Morais

Lecio Morais is economics adviser at the Lower House of the Brazilian Parliament. He has published widely on political economy, with a focus on Brazilian financial institutions. He is the author of Brazil (Pluto, 2017) and Anti-Capitalism (Pluto, 2002). Alfredo Saad-Filho is Professor of Political Economy at SOAS, University of London. He is the author of Brazil: Neoliberalism versus Democracy (Pluto, 2017), and co-author of Marx's 'Capital' (Pluto, 2016), Neoliberalism: A Critical Reader (Pluto, 2005) and the Elgar Companion to Marxist Economics (Elgar, 2012).
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