Capitalism and its Future: Remarks on Regulation, Government, and Governance

This on-line version is the pre-copyedited, preprint version. The published version can be found here:   ‘Capitalism and its future: remarks on regulation, government, and governance’, Review of International Political Economy, 4 (3), 435-455, 1997. The conference which inspired this collection was explicitly concerned with the direction of contemporary capitalism. Its final plenary session, to…

The details of the Fourth Cultural Political Economy Workshop

  Cultural Political Economy Research Centre (CPERC) Lancaster University The Fourth Annual Cultural Political Economy Workshop Sponsored by Sociology Department Theme: Cultural Political Economy of Finance, Debt and Crisis Date: 22 May 2014 (Thursday) Place: Charles Carter A18, Lancaster University Time: 9:30-5:00   The details of the Fourth Cultural Political Economy Workshop is now available…

Towards a Schumpeterian Workfare State? Preliminary Remarks on Post-Fordist Political Economy

This on-line version is the pre-copyedited, preprint version. The published version can be found here: ‘Towards a Schumpeterian Workfare State? Preliminary remarks on post-Fordist political economy’, Studies in Political Economy, 40, 7-39, 1993. The Keynesian welfare state regimes that emerged during the long postwar boom are widely held to be in terminal decline; but there…

On the Originality, Legacy, and Actuality of Nicos Poulantzas

This on-line version is the pre-copyedited, preprint version. The published version can be found here:  ‘On the originality, legacy, and actuality of Nicos Poulantzas’, Studies in Political Economy, 34, 75-108, 1991.   It is now some eleven years (at the time of writing in 2000) since the tragic death of Nicos Poulantzas.[1] His name will…

Lectures on Gramsci

This module introduces the work of Antonio Gramsci and its relevance to the arts, humanities and social sciences. It deals with the life and work of Gramsci, outlines the principal influences on his intellectual and political analyses, and some key concepts deployed in his work. At the end of the course, participants will have gained…

Accumulation Strategies, State Forms, and Hegemonic Projects

This on-line version is the pre-copyedited, preprint version. The published version can be found here:  ‘Accumulation strategies, state forms, and hegemonic projects’, Kapitalistate, 10, 89-111, 1983.  Despite the burgeoning literature on the state in capitalist societies, we are still ill-equipped to deal with some fundamental theoretical problems. The search for solutions has often led Marxists…

Credit money, fiat money, and currency pyramids: Reflections on the financial crisis and sovereign debt

This on-line version is the pre-copyedited, preprint version. The published version can be found here: ‘Credit money, fiat money and currency pyramids: reflections on financial crisis and sovereign debt’, in G. Harcourt and J. Pixley, eds, Financial Crises and the Nature of Capitalist Money, Basingstoke: Palgrave-Macmillan, 248-72, 2013. This is the final draft of a…

Finance-Dominated Accumulation and Post-Democratic Capitalism  

This on-line version is the pre-copyedited, preprint version. The published version can be found here:  ‘Finance-dominated accumulation and post-democratic capitalism’, in S. Fadda and P. Tridico, eds, Institutions and Economic Development after the Financial Crisis, London: Routledge, 83-105, 2013.  This chapter revisits the argument, advanced by advocates and critics of capitalism alike, if somewhat hyperbolically,…