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Palgrave Insights into Apocalypse Economics
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Periodizing Capitalism and Capitalist Extinction

Authors: Westra, Richard

  • ​Offers a broad exploration of the progression of Marxist and critical heterodox economics on the theorizing of stages of capitalism for scholars, students, researchers, practitioners and activists
  • Demonstrates why the post 1980s world economic changes euphemized as neoliberalism, globalization and financialization reflect the disintegration of capitalism, vitiating all policy solutions 
  • Hones in on the two major contemporary debate streams for capitalism
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About this book

This book offers the first systematic exposition and critique of the major approaches to periodizing capitalism, bringing to bear both deep rooted theoretical questions and meticulous empirical analysis to grapple with the seismic economic changes capitalism has experienced over the past 150 years.

Westra asks why – despite the anarchic and crises tendencies captured in radical analyses – capitalism manages to reload in a structured stage that realizes a period of relatively stable accumulation. He further evaluates arguments over the economic forces bringing stages of capitalist development to a crashing end.

Particular attention in the periodization literature is devoted to examining the economy of the post World War II golden age and what followed its unceremonious demise. The final chapters assess whether what is variously dubbed neoliberalism, globalization or financialization can be understood as a stage of capitalism or, rather, an era of capitalist disintegration and extinction.

 


About the authors

Richard Westra is International Adjunct Professor at the Centre for Macau Studies, University of Macau, China SAR. He has been a Designated Professor at the Graduate School of Law, Nagoya University, Japan and Visiting Professor at the Institute of Political Economy, Carleton University, Canada. He is Author or Editor of 17 books and scores of articles and chapters in peer reviewed outlets.

Buy this book

eBook $64.99
price for Mexico (gross)
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: 29 de junio de 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-14390-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover $119.99
price for Mexico
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
  • Due: 1 de junio de 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-14389-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Periodizing Capitalism and Capitalist Extinction
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Insights into Apocalypse Economics
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-14390-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-14390-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-14389-3
Series ISSN
2523-8108
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 267
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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