The Political Economy of Marx (ME) by M.C. Howard, J. E. King
The Political Economy of Marx (ME)
Author: M.C. Howard, J. E. King
Title: The Political Economy of Marx (ME)
ISBN10: 0582296277
ISBN13: 978-0582296275
Format: .PDF .EPUB .FB2
Publisher: Longman; 2nd edition (February 1985)
Language: English
Size pdf: 1462 kb
Size epub: 1376 kb
Rating: 4.9 ✪
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Category: Other
Subcategory: Social Sciences

This book provides a comprehensive exposition and appraisal of Marx's political economy, beginning with the philosophical and sociological foundations of his work and indication how his economic theory emerged from a critique of classical political economy. The authors proceed to examine in detail the theory of exploitation, capitalist development and imperialism, and pay special attention to the analysis of Marx by later social and economic theorists, including an assessment of the modern relevance of his work.

The authors' position is one of critical sympathy. They share Marx's hostility to capitalism and his view of economics as a historical social science but, at the same time, they see his work as susceptible to error and in need of refinement. Serious flaws as well as important insights are revealed; nevertheless, it is argued that Marc's overall perspective provides a rational alternative to orthodox economic analysis. No prior knowledge of Marxism or of advanced economic theory is assumed, the book proceeds logically from first principles and mathematical analysis has been kept to a minimum.

The Political Economy of Marx will be a valuable book for anyone concerned with understanding Marxism as a political force, particularly students, teachers and researchers in political economy. the history of economic thought, political theory and sociology.