Inequality and Democratic Egalitarianism: 'Marx's Economy and Beyond' and Other Essays

Inequality and Democratic Egalitarianism: 'Marx's Economy and Beyond' and Other Essays

By: Mark Harvey (author), Norman Geras (author)Hardback

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This book arose out of a friendship between a political philosopher and an economic sociologist, and their recognition of an urgent political need to address the extreme inequalities of wealth and power in contemporary societies. It provides a new analysis of what generates inequalities in rights to income, property and public goods in contemporary societies. By critiquing Marx's foundational theory of exploitation, it moves beyond Marx, both in its analysis of inequality, and in its concept of just distribution. It points to the major historical transformations that create educational and knowledge inequalities, inequalities in rights to public goods that combine with those to private wealth. It argues that asymmetries of economic power are inherently gendered and racialized, and that forms of coercion and slavery are deeply embedded in the histories of capitalism. -- .

About Author

Mark Harvey is Director of the Centre for Research in Economic Sociology and Innovation, and Research Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Essex Norman Geras (1943 - 2013), political theorist and Professor Emeritus of Politics at the University of Manchester -- .


1 Journeying through Marxism - Mark Harvey 2 Marx's Economy and Beyond - Mark Harvey and Norman Geras 3 A Note on Profit and Inequality - Mark Harvey 4 Making people work for wages. Instituting the capital-labour exchange in the United Kingdom - Mark Harvey 5 Coercive capitalisms: Politico-economies of slavery, indentured labour and debt peonage - Mark Harvey 6 The long road to democratic justice and equality - Mark Harvey -- .

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  • ISBN13: 9781526114020
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 192
  • ID: 9781526114020
  • ISBN10: 152611402X

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