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The Accumulation of Capital : Routledge Classics - Rosa Luxemburg

The Accumulation of Capital

Routledge Classics

Paperback Published: 23rd January 2003
ISBN: 9780415304450
Number Of Pages: 496

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Rosa Luxemburg was a revolutionary socialist who fought and died for her beliefs. In January 1919, after being arrested for her involvement in a workers' uprising in Berlin, she was brutally murdered by a group of right-wing soldiers. Her body was recovered days later from a canal. Six years earlier she had published what was undoubtedly her finest achievement, The Accumulation of Capital - a book which remains one of the masterpieces of socialist literature. Taking Marx as her starting point, she offers an independent and fiercely critical explanation of the economic and political consequences of capitalism in the context of the turbulent times in which she lived, reinterpreting events in the United States, Europe, China, Russia and the British Empire. Many today believe there is no alternative to global capitalism. This book is a timely and forceful statement of an opposing view.

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'Rosa Luxemburg is one of the really big figures in the history of the international socialist movement and The Accumulation of Capital is unquestionably her magnum opus.' - New Statesman 'This book, out of print for decades, is well worth reading ... one of her finest works.' - Labour Research

Introduction to the Routledge Classics Editionp. ix
Translator's Notep. xv
A Note on Rosa Luxemburgp. xvii
Introductionp. xxi
The Problem of Reproductionp. 1
The Object of our Investigationp. 3
Quesnay's and Adam Smith's Analyses of the Process of Reproductionp. 19
A Criticism of Smith's Analysisp. 35
Marx's Scheme of Simple Reproductionp. 48
The Circulation of Moneyp. 65
Enlarged Reproductionp. 79
Analysis of Marx's Diagram of Enlarged Reproductionp. 92
Marx's Attempt to Resolve the Difficultyp. 111
The Difficulty Viewed from the Angle of the Process of Circulationp. 128
Historical Exposition of the Problemp. 145
Sismondi-Malthus v. Say-Ricardo-MacCullochp. 145
Sismondi's Theory of Reproductionp. 147
MacCulloch v. Sismondip. 165
Ricardo v. Sismondip. 177
Say v. Sismondip. 185
Malthusp. 194
The Controversy between Rodbertus and von Kirchmannp. 201
v. Kirchmann's Theory of Reproductionp. 203
Rodbertus' Criticism of the Classical Schoolp. 214
Rodbertus' Analysis of Reproductionp. 228
Struve-Bulgakov-Tugan Baranovski v. Vorontsov-Nikolayonp. 247
A New Version of the Problemp. 249
Vorontsov and his 'Surplus'p. 255
Nikolayonp. 263
Struve's 'Third Persons' and 'Three World Empires'p. 271
Bulgakov and his Completion of Marx's Analysisp. 277
Tugan Baranovski and his 'Lack of Proportion'p. 290
The End of Russian 'Legalist' Marxismp. 303
The Historical Conditions of Accumulationp. 307
Contradictions within the Diagram of Enlarged Reproductionp. 309
The Reproduction of Capital and its Social Settingp. 328
The Struggle against Natural Economyp. 348
The Introduction of Commodity Economyp. 366
The Struggle against Peasant Economyp. 375
International Loansp. 399
Protective Tariffs and Accumulationp. 426
Militarism as a Province of Accumulationp. 434
Indexp. 448
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ISBN: 9780415304450
ISBN-10: 0415304458
Series: Routledge Classics
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 496
Published: 23rd January 2003
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.3  x 3.58
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 3

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