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Global Political Economy
A Critique of Contemporary Capitalism

ISBN 9781032147505
Published November 5, 2021 by Routledge
408 Pages 8 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The present volume makes students and researchers familiar with contemporary issues in global political economy with a focus on the working of global capitalism in the last four to five decades. The volume covers a wide range of issues from conceptual questions to empirical investigation with the aim to promote a critical understanding of the major challenges posed by contemporary capitalism. It contains contributions of leading political economists from India and abroad. The volume will be a significant resource for developing a graduate course in global political economy.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Introduction to Historical Materialism: A Theory of Society and History 2. Essential Concepts in Marxian Political Economy 3. Notes on Marx’s Critique of Classical Political Economy 4. Capitalist Mode of Production: A Basic Interpretation 5. Contemporary Capitalism 6. Reserve Army of Labour 7. Political Economy of Employment-Unemployment in Capitalism 8. Can Capitalism Survive the High Degree of Automation? A Comparison with Thomas Piketty’s Argument 9. The Agrarian Question a Century After 1917: Capitalism in Agriculture and Agricultures in Capitalism  10. ‘Big is Not Always Beautiful’: Family Farms and Capitalism 11. What is Monopoly Capital? 12. Late Marx, Luxemburg, and the Conception of ‘Accumulation of Capital’ 13. Financialisation: There’s Something Happening Here 14. Reflections on the Classical Theory of Imperialism: Does History Repeat Itself? 15. What is Imperialism? Situating Imperialism in Relation to Capitalism and Colonialism 16. Climate Crisis and the Idea of Degrowth 17. Capitalism, Ecology and Eco-Socialism 18. Energy, Economic Growth, and Ecological Crisis

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V. Upadhyay is Adjunct Professor and former Head, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Delhi.

Paramjit Singh is Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Panjab University, Chandigarh.