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International Political Economy Series

The New International Division of Labour

Global Transformation and Uneven Development

Authors: Starosta, Guido

Editors: Charnock, Greig, Starosta, Guido (Eds.)

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This book revisits the debate over the new international division of labour (NIDL) that dominated discussions in international political economy and development studies until the early 1990s. It submits that a revised NIDL thesis can shed light on the specificities of capitalist development in various parts of the world today. Taken together, the contributions amount to a novel value-theoretical approach to understanding the NIDL. This rests upon the distinction between the global economic content that determines the constitution and dynamics of the NIDL and the evolving national political forms that mediate its development. More specifically, the authors argue that uneven development is an expression of the underlying essential unity of the production of relative surplus-value on a world scale. They substantiate and illustrate this argument through several international case studies, including Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, Ireland, South Korea, Spain and Venezuela.

About the authors

Greig Charnock is Senior Lecturer in International Politics at the University of Manchester, UK. 
Guido Starosta is Professor in the History of Economic Thought at the National University of Quilmes and Researcher at the National Council for Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET), Argentina.

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“This important collection of essays presents a critical rehabilitation of the concept of the New International Division of Labour, which framed our understanding of global capitalism in the 1980s. Original theoretical developments are applied to a range of countries and sectors, offering new insights into the variegated forms taken by global capital today.” (Hugo Radice, University of Leeds, UK)

“Most accounts of globalisation focus on corporations and states.  Each chapter in this extremely important collection illuminates how theoretically impoverished and disorienting such accounts are.  Each chapter proves the superiority of Marxian analyses centering on capital, ground rent, and the productive subjectivity of working men and women across the globe.” (Tony Smith, Iowa State University, USA)

“This collection emphatically puts value back into debates over the global division of labour. Theoretically sophisticated, closely argued, and expressly political, it opens new pathways for critical scholarship.” (Marcus Taylor, Queen’s University, Canada)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Introduction: The New International Division of Labour and the Critique of Political Economy Today

    Pages 1-22

    Charnock, Greig (et al.)

  • The General Rate of Profit and Its Realisation in the Differentiation of Industrial Capitals

    Pages 25-53

    Carrera, Juan Iñigo

  • The Global Accumulation of Capital and Ground-Rent in ‘Resource Rich’ Countries

    Pages 55-77

    Caligaris, Gastón

  • Revisiting the New International Division of Labour Thesis

    Pages 79-103

    Starosta, Guido

  • ‘Post-neoliberalism’ in the International Division of Labour: The Divergent Cases of Ecuador and Venezuela

    Pages 107-126

    Purcell, Thomas F.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The New International Division of Labour
Book Subtitle
Global Transformation and Uneven Development
Authors
Editors
  • Greig Charnock
  • Guido Starosta
Series Title
International Political Economy Series
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-53872-7
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-53872-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-53871-0
Series ISSN
2662-2483
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 252
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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