Capital & Class

A scholarly journal devoted to the analysis of global capitalism in the Marxist tradition. Coverage includes the labor, trade union and other radical movements, such as anti-racism, environmentalism and feminism. Content includes feature and survey articl

Articles from No. 92, Summer

Employment Relations in a Changing Society: Assessing the Post-Fordist Paradigm
Luis Enrique Alonso and Miguel Marrinez Lucio (eds.) Employment Relations in a Changing Society: Assessing the Post-Fordist Paradigm Palgrave MacMillan, 2006, 304 pp. ISBN 0-333-97037-3 (hbk) £50Reviewed by Andrew SmithThere can be little doubt that...
Law, Globalisation and the NHS
The regulation of medical work in the has been shaped by the post-war settlement, which lead to the creation of the National Health Service in 1948. The removal of clinical care from the market was supported over the following decades by prohibitions...
Never on Our Knees: A History of the RMT, 1979-2006
Mike Berlin Never on Our Knees: A History of the RMT, 1979-2006 Pluto Press, 2006, 336 pp. ISBN 0-745-32605-6 (pbk) £16.99Reviewed by Sheila CohenThe greatest pleasure in reading a book like this lies in what can only be called its 'nuggets'. A detailed...
State Crime: Governments, Violence and Corruption
Penny Green and Tony Ward (eds.) State Crime: Governments, Violence and Corruption Pluto Press, 2004, 251 pp. ISBN 0-7453-1784-7 (pbk) £14.99Reviewed by Maria MarkantonatouThe study of state crime-crimes committed by states-constitutes one of the most...
The Field Guide to the Global Economy (Revised Edition)
Sarah Anderson, John Cavanagh and Thea Lee The Field Guide to the Global Economy (revised edition) The New Press, 2005, 208 pp. ISBN 1-565-84956-6 (pbk) £11.99Reviewed by David LayfieldThis new edition of The Field Guide to the Global Economy comprises...
The London Hanged: Crime and Civil Society in the Eighteenth Century
Peter Linebaugh The London Hanged: Crime and Civil Society in the Eighteenth Century Verso, 2006, 492 pp. (second edition) ISBN 1-85984576-2 (pbk) £11.99Reviewed by Trevor BarkComing as it does at a time of international and domestic conflict and disputes...
The New Spirit of Capitalism
Luc Boltanski and Eve Chiapello The New Spirit of Capitalism Verso, 2006, 656 pp. ISBN 1-844-67165-8 (hbk) £75.00Reviewed by Paul BlackledgeWhen the original French edition of The New Spint of Capitalism was published in 1999 it immediately established...
The Struggle for a Social Europe: Trade Unions and EMU in Times of Global Restructuring
Andreas Bieler The Struggle for a Social Europe: Trade Unions and EMU in Times of Global Restructuring Manchester University Press, 2006, 288 pp. ISBN 0-7190-7252-2 (hbk) £55Reviewed by Chris HowellThe neoliberal project of capitalist restructuring-which...
United They Stood: The Story of the 2002-2004 Firefighters' Strike
Roger V. Seifert and Tom Sibley United They Stood: The Story of the 2002-2004 Firefighters' Strike Lawrence & Wishart, 2005, 304 pp. ISBN 1-905-00718-3 (pbk) £18.95Reviewed by Richard LeitchPublic-sector reform has become a key political battleground...