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Global Economic Crisis

REVIEW SYMPOSIUM ON ‘GLOBAL CAPITALISM IN CRISIS’

Dear reader

I am editor of the Politics and International Relations journal Global Discourse (www.global-discourse.com). For our third edition we are publishing a special edition on Marxian Thought and the Contemporary World.

We would like to have a book review symposium on Global Capitalism in Crisis: Karl Marx & The Decay of the Profit System by Murray E. G. Smith and we are seeking two reviewers. The book is outlined here: www.fernwoodpublishing.ca/Global-Capitalism-in-Crisis-Murray-EG-Smith

Our book review section is interactive and we invite a reply from the author. For an example of our format please look at the Andrew Linklater book symposium: http://global-discourse.com/contents/critical-theory-and-world-politics-by-andrew-linklater/

If you would like to review ‘Global Capitalism in Crisis’ please contact me (m.d.edward@ncl.ac.uk). I can post a copy out asap.

Best wishes
Mark Edward

For a related post here, see: Global Capitalism in Crisis: Karl Marx and the Decay of the Profit System, at: https://rikowski.wordpress.com/2010/04/02/global-capitalism-in-crisis-karl-marx-and-the-decay-of-the-profit-system/

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Global Crisis

GLOBAL CAPITALISM IN CRISIS: KARL MARX AND THE DECAY OF THE PROFIT SYSTEM

A new book by

Murray E.G. Smith

 

http://www.fernwoodpublishing.ca/Global-Capitalism-in-Crisis-Murray-EG-Smith/

    • ISBN: 9781552663530
    • Price: $24.95 CAD
    • Publication Date: Mar 2010
    • Rights: World
    • Pages: 172

The world economy is currently experiencing a devastating slump not seen since the Second World War. Unemployment rates are skyrocketing and salaries are plummeting in the developed world, while astronomical food prices and starvation ravage the developing world. The crisis in global capitalism, Smith argues, should be understood as both a composite crisis of overproduction, credit and finance, and a deep-seated systemic crisis. Using Marx to analyze the origins, implications and scope of the current economic slump, this book argues that the crisis needs to be understood structurally, as the result of a system prone to crisis, rather than as an aberration.

CONTENTS:
The Global Economic Crisis: A Marxist Perspective • A Summary of Marx’s Theories of Value, Capital and Crisis • The Necessity of Value Theory: Brenner’s Analysis of the “Long Downturn” and Marx’s Theory of Crisis • Class Struggle and Socialist Transformation: Beyond the Law of Value • The Global Crisis, Marxism and the Malaise of the Anti-Capitalist Left • Appendix 1, The Controversy Surrounding Marx’s Theory of Value • Appendix 2, Socially Necessary Unproductive Labour in Contemporary Capitalism • Bibliography • Index

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Murray E.G. Smith is Professor of Sociology and Labour Studies at Brock University

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