From: Rakesh Bhandari (rakeshb@STANFORD.EDU)
Date: Wed Nov 19 2003 - 15:24:42 EST
Value and the World Economy Today Production, Finance and Globalization Richard Westra, Alan Zuege Hardback November 2003 264 pages 216mm x 138mm ISBN:1403900027 £55.00. Read More: | Description | Contents | Authors Description: Value and the World Economy Today brings together a diverse group of globally renowned scholars of international political economy and critical economics to examine the relevance of value theory for understanding the world economy today. The book is unique in the way that it connects literatures that have for the most part developed in isolation from each other and therefore brings questions of theory to bear directly upon the problems of analyzing current global trends and formulating responses to them. Contents: PART I: A RETROSPECTIVE ON THE VALUE DEBATE Value Theory and the Study of Contemporary Capitalism: A Continuing Commitment; B.Fine PART II: MONEY, FINANCE AND COMPETITION The Rationality and Irrationality of Money; S.Clarke Value, Finance and Social Classes; S.de Brunhoff Bridging Differences: Value Theory, International Finance and the Construction of Global Capital; D.Bryan PART III: PRODUCTION, CRISIS AND GLOBALIZATION Globalization: The Retreat of Capital to the 'Interstices' of the World?; R.Westra Value Production and Economic Crisis: A Temporal Analysis; A.Kliman Production and Management: Marx's Dual Theory of Labour; G.Duménil & D.Lévy Marxian Theory of the Decline of the Rate of Profit in the Postwar US Economy; F.Moseley When Things Go Wrong: The Political Economy of Market Breakdown; A.Freeman PART IV: REVISITING THE THEORY OF VALUE Some Critical Reflections on Marx's Theory of Value; A.Sinha What Do We Learn from Value Theory?; T.T.Sekine Marx's Value Theory and Subjectivity; R.Albritton Author Biographies: RICHARD WESTRA is Assistant Professor of Political Economy at Pukyong National University, Republic of Korea. His publications include the co-edited volumes Phases of Capitalist Development: Booms, Crises and Globalizations and New Socialisms. He has also recently published articles treating the future institutional configuring of socialist societies and the current Japanese economic crisis. ALAN ZUEGE is at the Department of Political Science, York University in Toronto, Canada. He is co-editor of the books, Phases of Capitalist Development: Booms, Crises and Globalizations and The Globalization Decade: A Critical Reader, and is a contributing editor of the Socialist Register. He has also recently published articles in Monthly Review, Socialist Register and in the collection, Die Strategie der 'Neuen Mitte'.
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