A Political Economy of Contemporary Capitalism and its Crisis: Demystifying Finance

A Political Economy of Contemporary Capitalism and its Crisis: Demystifying Finance

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ISBN-13: 9781138901117
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 05/21/2015
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.61(d)

About the Author

Dimitris P. Sotiropoulos is Lecturer of Economics at Kingston University, London, UK.

John Milios is Professor of Political Economy and History of Economic Thought at the National Technical University of Athens, Greece.

Spyros Lapatsioras is Lecturer of the History of Economic Thought at the University of Crete, Greece.

Table of Contents

Introduction Part I: The Long Tradition of Finance as a Counter-Productive Activity in Heterodox Thinking: A Marxian appraisal 1. The Parasitic Absentee Owner in the Keynes-Veblen-Proudhon Tradition 2. Ricardian Marxism and Finance as Unproductive Activity 3. Is Finance Productive or ‘Parasitic’? Part II: Financial Innovation, Money and Capitalist Exploitation: A short detour in the history of economic ideas 4. Derivatives as Money? A short detour in the history of economic ideas 5. Finance, Discipline and Social Behavior: Tracing the terms of a problem that was never properly stated Part III: Rethinking Finance: A Marxian analytical framework 6. Episodes in Finance 7. Fictitious Capital and Finance: An introduction to Marx’s analysis (in the third volume of Capital) 8. Financialization as a Technology of Power: Incorporating risk into the Marxian framework Part IV: The Crisis of the Euro Area 9. Towards a Political Economy of Monetary Unions: Revisiting the crisis of the Euro area 10. European Governance and its Contradictions Conclusions

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