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 Vol. 43, No. 1, March

Books Available for Review
If you would like to review any of the books listed below, please contact the book reviews editor, David Bailey, by email: d.j.bailey@bham.ac.uk Adkins L (2018) The Time of Money. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press. Allsop D, Stephenson...
Cemal Burak Tansel (Ed.): States of Discipline. Authoritarian Neoliberalism and the Contested Reproduction of Capitalist Order
Cemal Burak Tansel (ed.) States of Discipline. Authoritarian Neoliberalism and the Contested Reproduction of Capitalist Order, London: Rowman & Littlefield International, 2017; 300 pp.: ISBN 1783486198, 29.95 [pounds sterling] (pbk) The collective...
Coloniality of Power and Emancipation Today
Luis Martinez Andrade Religion without Redemption: Social Contradictions and Awakened Dreams in Latin America (Decolonial Studies, Postcolonial Horizons), London; New York: Pluto Press, 2015; 176 pp.: ISBN 9780745335728, 27.99 [pounds sterling]...
Dissident and Dissenting Republicanism: From the Good Friday/Belfast Agreement to Brexit
Introduction When Drew Harris took his post as the new commissioner of An Garda Siochana, the police service of the Irish Republic, on 4 September 2018, he was quick to identify dissident republicans as the biggest threat on the island of Ireland...
From 1969 to 2018: Relocating Historical Narratives of Displacement during 'The Troubles' through the European Migrant Crisis
Introduction One of the major consequences of war and inter-communal violence is the mass displacement of civilians (Nafziger et al. 2000). From the outbreak of 'the Troubles' in Northern Ireland, the internal displacement of civilians from across...
From the 'Long War' to the 'Long Peace': An Introduction to the Special Edition
Introduction In recent decades, there have been multiple attempts to introduce the institutions of consociational governance in a range of settings where ethno-cultural divisions have given rise to sustained political violence. The context in which...
Gendering Peace in Northern Ireland: The Role of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security
Introduction I think if there actually was a plan (to implement 1325) it would be very controversial. We would really argue about it and we would argue about how useful it was and wasn't but it would give us a starting point ... (Focus Group 1)...
Gendering the 'Post-Conflict' Narrative in Northern Ireland's Peace Process
Introduction In addition to the arduous task of ending decades of violent conflict and securing power-sharing among the main political parties, the Good Friday Agreement (GFA) also marked itself out as significant for its inclusion and commitment...
Ishay Landa: Fascism and the Masses: The Revolt against the Last Humans, 1848-1945
Ishay Landa Fascism and the Masses: The Revolt Against the Last Humans, 1848-1945, New York: Routledge, 2018; 431 pp.: ISBN 9780815385851, 115.00 [pounds sterling] (doth) In the United States, Donald Trump's 2016 Electoral College upset has been...
Jack Rasmus: Central Bankers at the End of Their Rope? Monetary Policy and the Coming Depresssion
Jack Rasmus Central Bankers at the End of Their Rope? Monetary Policy and the Coming Depresssion. Atlanta, GA: Clarity Press, 2017; 361 pp.: ISBN 9780986085390, $26.95 In his new book Central Bankers at the End of their Rope, Jack Rasmus analyzes...
Jim Buller, Pinar E. Donmez, Adam Standring, Matthew Wood: Comparing Strategies of (De)Politicisation in Europe: Governance, Resistance and Anti-Politics
Jim Buller, Pinar E. Donmez, Adam Standring, Matthew Wood Comparing Strategies of (De)Politicisation in Europe: Governance, Resistance and Anti-Politics, Gewerbestrasse: Palgrave MacMillan, 2018; 265 pp.: ISBN 9783319642352 The concept of depoliticisation...
Luke Sinwell and Siphiwe Mbatha: The Spirit of Marikana: The Rise of Insurgent Trade Unionism in South Africa
Luke Sinwell and Siphiwe Mbatha The Spirit of Marikana: The Rise of Insurgent Trade Unionism in South Africa, London: Pluto Press, 2016; 224 pp.: ISBN 9780745336480, 19.99 [pounds sterling] This book describes the strikes by workers in platinum...
Mythic Rights and Conflict-Related Prisoner 'Re-Integration'
Introduction The re-integration of conflict-related prisoners (CRPs) remains frictional in Northern Ireland. That friction is not merely allied to the perpetuation of vetting legislation but sits at the heart of sectionalised readings and antagonisms...
Neither/Nor: The Rejection of Unionist and Nationalist Identities in Post-Agreement Northern Ireland
The 1998 agreement paradox The signing of the 1998 Agreement has been identified as a seminal moment, marking the end of a conflict that had come to define Northern Ireland in terms of its conflicting communities: Catholic/Irish/Nationalist and...
Northern Ireland and the Limits of the Race Relations Framework
Introduction Since the signing of the Good Friday Agreement (GFA) in 1998, there has been a significant increase in immigration to Northern Ireland from outside the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. During the same period, and linked to...
Northern Ireland's Elusive Peace Dividend: Neoliberalism, Austerity and the Politics of Class
Introduction A recurrent motif of popular media commentary on the Northern Irish conflict is the insistence that the Troubles 'affected everyone' (Holmes 2007: 49). While this faith in the quintessentially democratic spirit of politically motivated...
Paresh Chattopadhyay: Socialism and Commodity Production: Essay in Marx Revival
Paresh Chattopadhyay Socialism and Commodity Production: Essay in Marx Revival, Leiden and Boston, MA: Brill, 2018; 308 pp.: ISBN 9004231641, 123.94 [pounds sterling] This new book by Paresh Chattopadhyay is presented as a 'humble contribution...
Pavlos Roufos: A Happy Future Is a Thing of the Past: The Creek Crisis and Other Disasters
Pavlos Roufos A Happy Future is a Thing of the Past: The Creek Crisis and Other Disasters, London: Reaktion Books, 2018; 218 pp.: ISBN 9781780239859, 14.95 [pounds sterling] The events that preceded the Greek Crisis and are still ongoing have...
Requiem for a Shared Interdependent Past: Brexit and the Deterioration in UK-Irish Relations
Introduction The vote by the United Kingdom on 23 June 2016 to leave the European Union (EU) constituted an existential shock to British and EU politics. Despite more than four decades of membership characterised by the United Kingdoms reputation...
Robert Bryer: Accounting for Value in Marx's Capital: The Invisible Hand
Robert Bryer Accounting for Value in Marx's Capital: The Invisible Hand, New York: Lexington Books, 2017; 332 pp.: ISBN 1498536069, 75 [pounds sterling] (hbk) Most of us who are Marxists or left-wing social theorists have probably not taken a...
Samezo Kuruma: Marx's Theory of the Genesis of Money-How, Why, and through What Is a Commodity Money?
Samezo Kuruma Marx's Theory of the Genesis of Money--How, Why, and Through What Is a Commodity Money? Leiden: Brill, 2017; 194 pp.: ISBN 9789004322387, 87 [pounds sterling] This is a substantially revised version of the book Michael Schauerte...
Sergio Bologna: The Rise of the European Self-Employed Workforce
Sergio Bologna The Rise of the European Self-Employed Workforce, Milan-Udine: Mimesis International, 2018; 262 pp.: ISBN 8869770648, 19 [pounds sterling] (pbk) Sergio Bologna's political and intellectual formation took place within the 'operaisti'...
The Path to Workers' Control
Dario Azzellini Communes and Workers' Control in Venezuela: Building 21 st Century Socialism from below, Chicago, IL: Haymarket Books, 2018; 266 pp.: ISBN 1608468291, 8.09 [pounds sterling] (hbk) Bruno Jossa Labour Managed Firms and Post-Capitalism,...
T.J. Coles: Human Wrongs-British Social Policy and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
T.J. Coles Human Wrongs--British Social Policy and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Winchester and Washington, DC: Iff Books, 2018; 158 pp.: ISBN 9781785358647, 12.99 [pounds sterling], $19.95 (pbk) The year 2018 is the year we should...
Transnational Trade Unionism: Dream and Reality
Reiner Tosstorff The Red International of Labour Unions (RILU), 1920-1937, Leiden: Brill, 2016; 918 pp.: ISBN 9789004236646, 274.00 [euro] (hbk); Chicago, IL: Haymarket Books, 2018; 918 pp.: ISBN 9781608468164, $55.00 (pbk) Global trade...
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