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Download The Philosophy of Antonio Negri - Volume One: Resistance in by Timothy S. Murphy PDF

By Timothy S. Murphy

This number of essays is the 1st of its type in English at the paintings of Antonio Negri, the Italian thinker and political theorist.The impressive good fortune of Empire, Negri’s collaboration with Michael Hardt, has introduced Negri's writing to a brand new, wider viewers. a considerable physique of his writing is now to be had to an English-speaking readership.Outstanding participants – together with Michael Hardt, Sergio Bologna, Kathi Weeks and Nick Dyer-Witheford – demonstrate the diversity and complexity of Negri's concept and discover its targeted relevance to trendy politics.Negri is likely one of the so much refined analysts of recent political philosophy. Philosophers and critics alike locate his paintings either tough and exhilarating, attractive because it does with Marx, Spinoza, Deleuze, Guattari, Tronti and others. This e-book is perfect for readers who are looking to become familiar with Negri's key subject matters, specifically his theories on labour, capital, energy, the country and revolution. It makes an exceptional creation to his paintings for college kids of political philosophy, in addition to offering a complete severe strategy for Negri fans.

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Download Free Radical: New Century Essays by Tony Benn PDF

By Tony Benn

In 2001, Tony Benn, probably the most influential socialist politicians in Europe, retired from the British condo of Commons after virtually 50 years in politics, to 'devote extra time to politics'. one of many ways that he conducted his solution was once to put in writing a sequence of weekly columns for the Morning celebrity, a British socialist day-by-day newspaper.

These columns mirror the breadth of Benn's political issues, protecting either family and overseas politics, and the easiest of them were gathered right here. Benn writes with a managed ardour in regards to the Labour occasion (old and new), the threats to democracy and the necessity for a achievable protest circulation, and the occasions and repercussions of September eleven, 2001.

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Download Communism and the Emergence of Democracy by Harald Wydra PDF

By Harald Wydra

Sooner than democracy turns into an institutionalized kind of political authority, the rupture with authoritarian sorts of strength reasons deep uncertainty approximately energy and results. This ebook connects the learn of democratization in jap Europe and Russia to the emergence and difficulty of communism. Wydra argues that the communist prior isn't really easily a legacy yet has to be noticeable as a social organism in gestation, the place severe occasions produce new expectancies, thoughts, and logos that effect meanings of democracy. through analyzing a sequence of pivotal old occasions, he exhibits that democratization isn't just an issue of institutional layout, yet fairly a question of recognition and management lower than stipulations of utmost and stressful incivility. instead of adopting the competition among non-democratic and democratic, Wydra argues that the communist event has to be important to the learn of the emergence and nature of democracy in (post-) communist international locations.

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Download From Marxism to Post-marxism by Goran Therborn PDF

By Goran Therborn

A finished background of the improvement of Marxist concept through an immense social theorist. during this succinct and panoramic work—both stimulating for the expert and obtainable to the final reader—one of the world's major social theorists, G?ran Therborn, tackles the query of the trajectory of Marxism within the 20th century and its legacy for radical notion within the twenty-first. Addressing the historical past of severe thought from the modern vantage-point characterised by way of postmodernism, post-Marxism and reviews of Eurocentrism, Therborn probes how the hot theoretical currents—including these of Slavoj Zizek, Antonio Negri, and Alain Badiou—have coped with the replaced highbrow in addition to political and financial contexts. within the mild of those discussions, Therborn then proceeds to an international research of the parameters of twenty-first century politics. this can turn into the basic appraisal of Marxism within the smooth age.

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Download Marxism: With and Beyond Marx by Amiya Kumar Bagchi, Amita Chatterjee PDF

By Amiya Kumar Bagchi, Amita Chatterjee

This booklet deals a different re-conceptualization of Marxism in bringing jointly best students throughout disciplines ― background, philosophy, economics, politics, sociology, and literary and tradition experiences ― into one complete corpus. It demonstrates the attractive relevance of the views and methods of the analyses followed by way of Karl Marx, Frederich Engels and modern Marxists, and should be immensely worthy to students and researchers throughout social sciences in addition to common readers attracted to Marxism.

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Download Classes (Verso Classics) by Erik Olin Wright PDF

By Erik Olin Wright

Type research and sophistication fight are significant recommendations in Marx’s social thought but, notoriously, Marx by no means wrote a scientific exposition of those phrases in the course of his lifetime, and succeeding generations have needed to piece jointly interpretations from his many scattered references and discussions. the matter of attempting to advance a Marxist category research in this foundation has been made the entire extra acute by means of adjustments within the classification constitution of complex capitalism, for those have thrown up a bewildering variety of recent social strata which appear to be tricky to reconcile with the numerous conventional understandings of class.

In Classes, Erik Olin Wright, one of many superior Marxist sociologists and sophistication theorists, rises to the twofold problem of either clarifying the summary, structural account of sophistication implicit in Marx, and of using and refining the account within the mild of latest advancements in complex capitalist societies. Recentering the concept that of sophistication at the strategy of exploitation, Wright discusses his well-known proposal of “contradictory category destinations” on the subject of the empirical complexities of the center classification, and he offers an research of sophistication constitution in “post-capitalist” societies. Wright then is going directly to draw out the results of his strategy and to put up it to distinct empirical checking out with using a trans-national survey of sophistication constitution and realization.

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