Author: Samir Amin
Publisher: Rainbow publishers
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8186962174
Samir Amin, one of the most influential economists today, has produced another groundbreaking work. Spectres of Capitalism cuts through the current intellectual fashions that assume a global capitalist triumph, taking the occasion of the 150th anniversary of Marx and Engels classic tract, the Communist manifesto, to focus upon the aspirations of the destitute millions of the post Cold War era.
In this succinct theoretical text, Amin examines the changing notion of crisis in capitalism; misconceptions of the free market model; the various distortions of Marx's method; the role of culture in revolutions; the decline of the law of value in economics; the philosophical roots of postmodernism; how telecommunications affect ideology; and the myth of pure economics.
Amin has a broad following among students of economics, who value his analyses of the intricacies of capitalist development, both in the major powers and in the Third World.
Capitalist Crisis and the Crisis of Capitalism
Unity and Changes in the Ideology of Political Economy
Is Social History Marked by Overdetermination or Underdetermination?
Social Revolution and Cultural Revolution
From the Dominance of Economics to that of Culture: The Withering Away of the
Law of Value and Problems of the Transition to Communism
Postmodernism-A Neoliberal Uptopia in Disguise?
Communications as Ideology
Pure Economics, or the contemporary World's Witchcraft