Hegemony and Socialist Strategy: Towards a Radical Democratic Politics

By Ernesto Laclau, Chantal Mouffe

Given that its unique ebook fifteen years in the past, this highly influential publication has been on the centre of a lot debate. The arguments and controversies it has aroused are, in addition, faraway from abating: the disintegration of the Soviet bloc, the emergence of recent social and political identities associated with the transformation of past due capitalism, and the situation of a left-wing undertaking whose essentialist underpinnings have more and more come less than fireplace have, if whatever, made extra appropriate than ever the theoretical point of view that the e-book proposes. furthermore the political venture of ‘radical and plural democracy’ that it advocates offers a much-needed antidote to the makes an attempt to formulate a 3rd manner in a position to overcoming the classical competition among Left and Right.

Updated with a brand new preface, it is a primary textual content for figuring out the workings of hegemony and greedy the character of latest social struggles and their value for democratic concept.

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Marx's Crises Theory: Scarcity, Labor, and Finance

By Michael Perelman

The historical past of capitalism has lengthy been considered a chain of ordinary crises that seem in a variety of types: crises in utilising humans, crises in acquiring assets, and monetary crises. Marx's Crises thought: shortage, exertions, and Finance presents a framework for analyzing Marx's idea of crises. In end, the writer asserts that so long as the monetary constitution ends up in periodic breakdowns, Marx's writings at the topic will keep their value as a resource of idea and research of the dynamics of political economy.

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The Cambridge Companion to Marx (Cambridge Companions to Philosophy)

Marx used to be a hugely unique and polymathic philosopher, unhampered by way of disciplinary barriers, whose highbrow impression has been huge, immense. but within the wake of the cave in of Marxism-Leninism in japanese Europe the query arises as to how very important his paintings rather is for us now. an incredible size of this quantity is to put Marx's writings of their old context and to split what he truly acknowledged from what others (in specific, Engels) interpreted him as announcing. proficient via present debates and new views, the quantity offers a accomplished insurance of the entire significant components to which Marx made major contributions.

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Is Marx's Theory of Profit Right?: The Simultaneist-Temporalist Debate (Heterodox Studies in the Critique of Political Economy)

This assortment specializes in a long-running debate over the logical validity of Karl Marx’s idea that exploitation is the specific resource of capitalists’ gains. The “Fundamental Marxian Theorem” was once lengthy concept to have proven that orthodox Marxian economics succeeds in replicating Marx’s end. the talk starts off with Andrew Kliman’s disproof of that declare.

On one facet of the talk, representing orthodox Marxian economics, are contributions via 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 part, representing the temporal single-system interpretation of Marx’s conception (TSSI), are contributions via Kliman and Alan Freeman. They argue that his idea is logically legitimate, because it can certainly be replicated while it's understood based on the TSSI.

While the talk first and foremost excited by logical matters, problems with pluralism, fact, and scientificity more and more assumed middle level. In his advent to the quantity, Nick Potts situates the talk 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 clinical norms.”

The quantity concludes with a 2014 debate, within which the various comparable concerns re-surfaced, among the thinker Robert Paul Wolff and proponents of the TSSI.

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Raymond Williams: Literature, Marxism and Cultural Materialism (Critics of the Twentieth Century)

By John Higgins

Raymond Williams' prolific output is more and more regarded because the so much influential physique of labor on literary and cultural experiences long ago fifty years. This ebook offers the main accomplished learn up to now of the theoretical and old context of Williams' pondering on literature, politics and culture.
John Higgins traces:
* Williams' highbrow development
* the similar progress of a brand new Left cultural politics
* the origins of the idea and perform of cultural materialism.
Raymond Williams is an impressive fulfillment and should problem many bought rules approximately Williams' paintings.

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Critical Theory and the Challenge of Praxis: Beyond Reification

This quantity explores threat of creating a political consequence from the speculation of the early years of the Frankfurt tuition, countering the commonly-made feedback that serious thought is extremely speculative. With chapters exploring the paintings of figures significant to the Frankfurt institution, together with Benjamin, Adorno, Horkheimer, Marcuse, Habermas and Honneth, severe conception and the problem of Praxis unearths that it's only with a hard and fast and dogmatic version of politics that severe conception is incompatible, and that it will possibly actually yield a wealthy number of political versions, starting from new sorts of Marxism to extra modern ‘dialogical’ versions targeted at the politics of id. With consciousness to new methods of contrasting alienation and reification in modern sorts of social organization, this ebook demonstrates that the concept of the Frankfurt tuition can in reality be a useful device not just for constructing a critique of complicated capitalism, but additionally for originating substitute types of political praxis. As such, it's going to entice students of social and political idea, with pursuits in classical sociological inspiration and continental philosophy.

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A History of Marxian Economics, Volume 1: 1883-1929 (Radical Economics Series)

By M. C. Howard, John E. King

This e-book covers the historical past and improvement of Marxian economics from Marx's dying in 1883 till 1929. research starts off with Engel's improvement of Marxism and early controversies within the concept of price. Following chapters care for the paintings of top Marxist economists within the moment foreign concentrating upon the paintings of German and Russian theorists and it concludes with a reveiw fo highbrow advancements in political economic climate in the course of the Nineteen Twenties. the second one quantity covers the interval 1929 to the current.

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Lenin: A Study on the Unity of His Thought (Radical Thinkers)

Out of the chaos following Lenin’s loss of life and the mounting fury opposed to Lukács and his freshly penned History and sophistication Consciousness (1923), this e-book bears an evaluation of Lenin as “the merely theoretical equivalent to Marx.” Lukács indicates, with exceptional readability, how Lenin’s historic interventions—from his leading edge politics and repurposing of the country to his detection of a brand new, imperialist degree of capitalism—advanced the conjunction of concept and perform, type recognition and sophistication fight. A postscript from 1967 displays on how this photo of Lenin, which either shattered failed Marxism and preserved yes prejudices of its day, turned much more inspirational after the oppressions of Stalin. Lukács’s learn continues to be crucial to an knowing of the modern value of Lenin’s lifestyles and paintings.

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The Marxist Theory of Alienation

Alienation from one's fellow humans is rooted within the improvement of sophistication society itself, the authors argue. it may be triumph over basically throughout the innovative struggle for a society either freed from domination through the capitalist type, and with entire democratic keep an eye on of the govt and economic climate through operating humans.

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