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Capitalism and the Dialectic: The Uno-Sekine Approach to Marxian Political Economy

John R. Bell

Capitalism and the Dialectic: The Uno-Sekine Approach to Marxian Political Economy

John R. Bell

Distributed for Pluto Press

256 pages | 5.90551 x 9.05512
Paper $45.00 ISBN: 9780745329338 Published November 2009 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $100.00 ISBN: 9780745329345 Published November 2009 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

From the 1960s to the 1990s the ground-breaking Japanese economists Kozo Uno and Thomas Sekine developed a masterful reconfiguration of Marxist economics. The most well-known aspect of which is the levels of analysis approach to the study of capitalism.

Written in Japanese, the Uno-Sekine approach to Marx's work is little understood in West. John Bell seeks to correct this, explaining how problematic elements of Marxian Political Economy such as the law of value and the law of relative surplus population can be solved by using a more rigorous dialectical analysis.

Bell's clear and accessible synthesis provides economists with the tools to interrogate capitalism in a more powerful way than ever before.

Contents

Preface
Chapter 1: Introduction to the Uno/Sekine Approach
PART I: THE DIALECTICAL THEORY OF PURE CAPITALISM
THE DOCTRINE OF CIRCULATION
Chapter 2: Commodity, Value, Money and Capital Forms
THE DOCTRINE OF PRODUCTION
Chapter 3: Capitalist Production
Chapter 4: The Circulation and Reproduction of Capital
THE DOCTRINE OF DISTRIBUTION
Chapter 5: The Theory of Profit
Chapter 6: Business Cycles
Chapter 7: Rent, Commercial Credit and Loan Capital
Chapter 8: Interest-Bearing Capital Closes the Dialectic
PART II: CAPITALISM AND HISTORY
Chapter 9: The Stages Theory of Capitalist Development
Chapter 10: Conclusion: Capitalists Beyond Capitalism
Bibliography
Index

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