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Review – Globalisation and the Critique of Political Economy

Review – Globalisation and the Critique of Political Economy

An impressive contribution to debates over how to interpret Marx which speaks authoritatively on issues such as Marx’s supposed Eurocentrism.

Review – Marx’s Concept of The Alternative to Capitalism

Review – Marx’s Concept of The Alternative to Capitalism

An unusually clear and fertile book which demonstrates that, contrary to popular and scholarly opinion, Marx did have a coherent concept of the postcapitalist future.

Interview – Susan Spronk

Interview – Susan Spronk

Professor Spronk discusses Latin American ’21st Century Socialism’, reflects on struggles against water privatization, and assesses the role of the BRICS in world order.

Review – How the West Came to Rule: The Geopolitical Origins of Capitalism

Review – How the West Came to Rule: The Geopolitical Origins of Capitalism

Using fresh theoretical tools and analysis to challenge the received wisdom of capitalist development, this title will be of considerable use to a variety of scholars.

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Interview – Michael Hardt

Michael Hardt discusses the changing forms of global structures since writing Empire with Negri and the interactions between social movements, politics and academics.

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After Crisis: A Marxist Take on Capital and Labour after the Financial Crisis

As the cases of Sweden and the UK show, regardless of the uneven structures and development of capitalism, there has been an attack on labour by capital after the crisis.

Review – The Routledge Companion to Ethics, Politics and Organizations

Review – The Routledge Companion to Ethics, Politics and Organizations

This Routledge volume provides an excellent overview of how organization theorists are searching for post-communist paradigms to contest the march of neoliberalism.

Interview – Ronaldo Munck

Interview – Ronaldo Munck

Professor Munck discusses labour movement responses to neoliberal restructuring, Gramscian perspectives on Latin America, and the contemporary relevance of Marxism.

Interview – Santiago Zabala

Interview – Santiago Zabala

Professor Zabala shares his insights on the irrelevance of nationality, the continuing relevance of Marx, and explains how Hugo Chávez bears similarities to Barack Obama.

The IR Theory Game

The IR Theory Game

Students usually find theory the part of courses they enjoy least. The challenge, then, is to make theory accessible, to give the students something to do, rather than just something to listen to.

Left and Religion: An Approach beyond the Dichotomy of Progressivism and Reactionism

Left and Religion: An Approach beyond the Dichotomy of Progressivism and Reactionism

One of the hotly debated topics in leftist circles is religion itself. While most leftists, especially since the birth of Marxism, have criticized religion with the desire of its downfall, there have been attempts by some to unite them, as in liberation theology, Christian communists and Islamic socialists.

The Critique of Marxism and the Criticism of Religion

The Critique of Marxism and the Criticism of Religion

Critical theory needs to reevaluate its relationship to positivistic social sciences. A critical approach to religion will help us better understand not only the roots of religious conflict, but also how it unfolds. It may help us make better sense of the religious right, of fundamentalisms and orthodoxies of all kinds, which stand in the way of progressive social change.

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