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Marxism Recycled : Studies in Marxism and Social Theory - Philippe van Parijs

Marxism Recycled

Studies in Marxism and Social Theory

Hardcover Published: 30th June 2008
ISBN: 9780521418027
Number Of Pages: 264

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It is Philippe van Parijs' conviction that the Marxist tradition can be kept alive as an essential political component of the Left not through dutiful conservation, but through ruthless recycling: the discarding of encumbering elements, and the reshaping of the remainder using the latest intellectual 'technology'. The essays collected in this book examine the structure and potential of historical materialism as a general theory of social change. They draw on the lessons of the failure of Marxist crisis theory, and show how a rejuvenated notion of exploitation can illuminate the analysis of the class structure of welfare state capitalism or the assessment of international migration. They explore and advocate a 'capitalist road to communism' that expands the realm of freedom while bypassing socialism, and they develop those aspects of the Marxist project consistent with ecological concerns.

A New Start for Historical Materialism?
From contradiction to catastrophe
MarxismÆs central puzzle
Crisis Theory Shattered
A rational reconstruction by way of obituary
Why Marxist economics needs microfoundations
Exploitation Rejuvenated
Exploitation and the libertarian challenge
A revolution in class theory
Marxism and migration
Forward without Socialism
A capitalist road to communism
Universal grants versus socialism
In defence of abundance
Envoi: the greening of Marx
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ISBN: 9780521418027
ISBN-10: 052141802X
Series: Studies in Marxism and Social Theory
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 30th June 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.52