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Rosa Luxemburg and the Critique of Political Economy

1st Edition

Edited by Riccardo Bellofiore


216 pages

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This book analyzes the important contributions of Rosa Luxemburg to economic theory as well as devoting some space to her background as a left social-democratic politician and her personality.

The book's main focus of attention is the theory of capitalist development and the theory of the crash, but its connection with the theory of value, the theory of the monetary circuit, the theory of distribution and the theory of international finance are also explored.

The contributors to the volume come from different theoretical perspectives, both from within and outside the Marxian tradition - Post-Keynesians, Kaleckians and Circuitists are all included.

Table of Contents

1. General Introduction: Rosa Luxemburg on Capitalist Dynamics, Distribution, and Effective Demand Crises 2. Rosa Luxemburg’s Critique of Marx’s Schemes of Reproduction: A Re-Evaluation and a Possible Generalisation 3. Where Does the Money Come From?: Rosa Luxemburg and the Marxian Reproduction Schema 4. The Monetary Circuit of Capital in the Anti-Critique 5. Late Marx and Luxemburg: Opening a Development within Political Economy 6. Rosa Luxemburg and Finance 7. Economics, Politics and Crisis Theory: Luxemburg, Bukharin and Grossmann on the Limits of Capital 8. Rosa Luxemburg and Michal Kalecki: Two Similar Concepts of Capitalism 9. Imperialism Today 10. Rosa Luxemburg on Imperialism: Some Issues of Substance and Method 11. Rosa Luxemburg’s The Accumulation of Capital: East and West 12. Rosa Luxemburg's Theory of Wages 13. A Forgotten Thread: Rosa Luxemburg on Small Firms and Innovation 14. Rosa Luxemburg on Trade Unions and the Party: The Polemics with Kautsky and Lenin - An Assessment 15. Rosa Luxemburg: The Woman, the Revolutionary. Postscript - Which Actuality for Rosa Luxemburg Today?

About the Editor

Riccardo Bellofiore is at the University of Bergamo, Italy.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in the History of Economics

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economic History
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / History & Theory
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Economic Conditions