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. 83, Summer

Capitalism Is Making Us Sick: Behind the SARS Crisis in Toronto
The outbreaks in Toronto shone a harsh light on the inadequacies and outright failures of neoliberal public health policies and practices. They also clearly showed the extent to which neoliberal governments prioritise business security above the...
Farewell Johannes
Johannes Agnoli is dead. He died on the 4th of May in an Quirico di Moriano, Tuscany. He was 78 years old. Since his retirement from the Free University of Berlin in 1991, he had lived in his native Italy in a house that he had bought when the West-German...
From the Mass Worker to the Multitude: A Theoretical Contextualisation of Hardt and Negri's Empire
Italian Marxism and the New Left The impact of Italian Marxism on Anglo-American thought has, since the English translation of the Prison Notebooks in 1971, been largely restricted to the study of Gramsci in the field of cultural studies. In Italy...
Localism and Its Neoliberal Application: A Case Study of West Gate New Deal for Communities in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
'Local residents will control all aspects of the New Deal programme including planning, delivery and finance. Any subsequent statements, clauses, or implications which contradict this protocol in fact or in spirit will be deemed to be...
Marxian and Post-Keynesian Theories of Finance and the Business Cycle
Introduction The end of the economic expansion that began in the us and the other advanced capitalist countries in the early 1990s presents an opportune moment to review Marxian theories of the business cycle. (1) Much of the orthodox discussion...
State Restructuring and Trade Union Realignment: The Pensions Struggle in France
In a previous 'Behind the News' article, Jeffreys (1996) provided a convincing analysis of the 1995 French strikes over pension reform, which he represented as the latest fight over 'acquired rights' enshrined in the 1944 constitutional settlement....
Welfare-through-Work and the Re-Regulation of Labour Markets in Denmark
Introduction This paper is positioned within theoretical perspectives that focus on welfare states as systems of power and negotiation between key social forces acting in and through the state apparatus. In this context, we suggest that Labour's...
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