Marx's 'Capital' - Sixth Edition

Marx's 'Capital' - Sixth Edition

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'This expert guide to the political economy of Marx's Capital has always been the very best available' - David Harvey This brilliantly concise book is the classic companion to Karl Marx's most well-known work, Capital. In print now for over a quarter of a century, and translated into many languages, this new edition has been fully revised and updated, making it an ideal modern introduction to one of the most important texts in political and economic thought today. The authors cover all central aspects of Marx's economics. They explain the structure of Marx's analysis and the meaning of the key categories in Capital, showing the internal coherence of Marx's approach, and their relevance today. Marx's method and terminology are explored in detail, with supporting examples. Short chapters set out the significance of Marx's main concepts and can be grasped easily, making it a practical text for anyone with an interest in understanding Marx's magnum opus. Discussing Capital's relevance today, the authors keep abstract theorising to a minimum. This readable introduction highlights the continuing relevance of Marx's ideas in the light of the problems of contemporary capitalism.show more

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  • Hardback | 208 pages
  • 129 x 198mm
  • PLUTO PRESS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745336035
  • 9780745336039

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This expert guide to the political economy of Marx's Capital has always been the very best available. ... It is thoroughly recommended not only for beginners but to anyone interested in the applicability of Marxian theory to the parlous condition of contemporary capitalism. -- David Harvey, author of Seventeen Contradictions and the End of Capitalism and The Enigma of Capitalshow more

About Ben Fine

Ben Fine is Professor of Economics at SOAS, University of London. He is the author of the critical texts, Macroeconomics (with Ourania Dimakou) and Microeconomics (Pluto, 2016), co-author of co-author of Marx's 'Capital' (Pluto, 2016) and co-editor of Beyond the Developmental State: Industrial Policy into the 21st Century (Pluto, 2013). He was awarded both the Deutscher and Myrdal Prizes in 2009. Alfredo Saad-Filho is Professor of Political Economy at SOAS, University of London. He is the author of The Value of Marx: Political Economy for Contemporary Capitalism (Routledge, 2002), co-author of Marx's 'Capital' (Pluto, 2016), Neoliberalism: A Critical Reader (Pluto, 2005) and the Elgar Companion to Marxist Economics (Elgar, 2012)show more

Table of contents

Acknowledgements Preface to the Sixth Edition 1. History and Method 2. Commodity Production 3. Capital and Exploitation 4. The Circuit of Industrial Capital 5. Economic Reproduction 6. Accumulation of Capital 7. Capitalism and Crisis 8. The Compositions of Capital 9. The Falling Rate of Profit 10. The So-Called Transformation Problem 11. Merchant's Capital 12. Banking Capital and the Theory of Interest 13. Marx's Theory of Agricultural Rent 14. Financialisation, Neoliberalism and the Crisis 15. Marxism and the Twenty-First Century References Indexshow more

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