The Accumulation of Capital / Edition 2

The Accumulation of Capital / Edition 2

by Rosa Luxemburg, Luxemburg Rosa
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415304458

ISBN-13: 9780415304450

Pub. Date: 04/11/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Rosa Luxemburg was a revolutionary socialist who fought and died for her beliefs. In January 1919, after being arrested for her involvement in a workers' uprising in Berlin, she was brutally murdered by a group of right-wing soldiers. Her body was recovered days later from a canal. Six years earlier she had published what was undoubtedly her finest achievement,

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Rosa Luxemburg was a revolutionary socialist who fought and died for her beliefs. In January 1919, after being arrested for her involvement in a workers' uprising in Berlin, she was brutally murdered by a group of right-wing soldiers. Her body was recovered days later from a canal. Six years earlier she had published what was undoubtedly her finest achievement, The Accumulation of Capital - a book which remains one of the masterpieces of socialist literature. Taking Marx as her starting point, she offers an independent and fiercely critical explanation of the economic and political consequences of capitalism in the context of the turbulent times in which she lived, reinterpreting events in the United States, Europe, China, Russia and the British Empire. Many today believe there is no alternative to global capitalism. This book is a timely and forceful statement of an opposing view.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415304450
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/11/2003
Series:
Routledge Classics Series
Edition description:
2ND
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.60(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Routledge Classics Editionix
Translator's Notexv
A Note on Rosa Luxemburgxvii
Introductionxxi
Section IThe Problem of Reproduction1
1The Object of our Investigation3
2Quesnay's and Adam Smith's Analyses of the Process of Reproduction19
3A Criticism of Smith's Analysis35
4Marx's Scheme of Simple Reproduction48
5The Circulation of Money65
6Enlarged Reproduction79
7Analysis of Marx's Diagram of Enlarged Reproduction92
8Marx's Attempt to Resolve the Difficulty111
9The Difficulty Viewed from the Angle of the Process of Circulation128
Section IIHistorical Exposition of the Problem145
Round 1Sismondi-Malthus v. Say-Ricardo-MacCulloch145
10Sismondi's Theory of Reproduction147
11MacCulloch v. Sismondi165
12Ricardo v. Sismondi177
13Say v. Sismondi185
14Malthus194
Round 2The Controversy between Rodbertus and von Kirchmann201
15v. Kirchmann's Theory of Reproduction203
16Rodbertus' Criticism of the Classical School214
17Rodbertus' Analysis of Reproduction228
Round 3Struve-Bulgakov-Tugan Baranovski v. Vorontsov-Nikolayon247
18A New Version of the Problem249
19Vorontsov and his 'Surplus'255
20Nikolayon263
21Struve's 'Third Persons' and 'Three World Empires'271
22Bulgakov and his Completion of Marx's Analysis277
23Tugan Baranovski and his 'Lack of Proportion'290
24The End of Russian 'Legalist' Marxism303
Section IIIThe Historical Conditions of Accumulation307
25Contradictions within the Diagram of Enlarged Reproduction309
26The Reproduction of Capital and its Social Setting328
27The Struggle against Natural Economy348
28The Introduction of Commodity Economy366
29The Struggle against Peasant Economy375
30International Loans399
31Protective Tariffs and Accumulation426
32Militarism as a Province of Accumulation434
Index448

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