Capital and Power (Routledge Revivals)

Political Economy and Social Transformation

By John Girling

© 1987 – Routledge

226 pages

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About the Book

First published in 1987, this book comprises a critical evaluation of Marxist, Gramscian and pluralist theories of social development; the application of these theories, chiefly to Third World countries: hence consideration of the problems of ‘specificity’, general theory and social change. This is followed by an assessment of the stages of economic development in relation to state power and politics; and the role of the ‘external’: the impact of the world market economy and the security imperative.

The book is not a discussion of theory, but of theory-in-practice. Above all, it represents a continuing debate between Marxism and pluralism – on the themes of accumulation, power, legitimacy – resulting in convergence.

Table of Contents

Part I: The Power of Production: Core and Periphery 1. Marx: The Core Concepts 2. The Goal – Workers’ Control 3. Modern Marxists Part II: Production and Power: Relations of Time and Space 4. Capitalism, State, Civil Society: Historical Interaction 5. The Great Transformation: 1. The World Situation 6. The Great Transformation: 2. Theory and Action Part III: Production and Power: External 7. Nation and Class: Case of Conflict 8. Why is There no International Theory?

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS068000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Economic Development
BUS072000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Sustainable Development
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
POL011020
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / Trade & Tariffs
POL023000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Economic Conditions
POL024000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Economic Policy
POL033000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Globalization