Economics Transformed

Economics Transformed : Discovering the Brilliance of Marx

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Is Marx relevant? Bringing to life the classic concepts in Marx's economic thought, Robert Albritton shows that he offers great potential for study. Deeply critical of the way economics is taught and studied today, this is a textbook that will appeal to anyone who wants a forward-thinking approach to the discipline that's free from the constraints of neo-classical orthodoxy.

Taking up key aspects of Marx's work, including surplus value theory, dialectical reasoning and the commodity form, Albritton highlights their relevance in the modern world - and explains why mainstream economics has been so blind to their revolutionary potential. Written with style and clarity, it is perfect for economics undergraduates.
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  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 135 x 215 x 17.78mm | 362.87g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745326587
  • 9780745326580

Table of contents

1. Introduction

2. The Theory of the Commodity Form

3. The Theory of Surplus Value

4. Reasoning Dialectically

5. Levels of Analysis

6. Class Analysis and Political Economy

7. Ethics and Political Economy

8. A Critique of Some Critics

9. Conclusions


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'Robert Albritton's primer is so important: read it and you'll discover why Marxism matters more than ever' -- Noel Castree, School of Environment and Development, University of Manchester 'In this major new work, an outstanding political philosopher at the height of his powers has given us the clearest and best argued case to date for an increasingly important interpretation of Marxist theory. ... [The book] will give its readers one of the most stimulating and pleasurable learning experiences they've had in a very long time' -- Professor Bertell Ollman, Department of Politics, New York University, and author of Alienation and Dance of the Dialectic
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About Robert Albritton

Robert Albritton is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Political Science at York University, Toronto, Canada. He has published seven books on Marxist theory, including Let Them Eat Junk (Pluto, 2009) and Economics Transformed (Pluto, 2009).
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