Post-capitalist Futures: Political Economy Beyond Crisis and Hope

Date

2021-05-20

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Pluto Press

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Peer reviewed

Abstract

This book critically engages with the proliferation of literature on postcapitalism, which is rapidly becoming an urgent area of inquiry, both in academic scholarship and in public life. It collects the insights from scholars working across the field of Critical International Political Economy to interrogate how we might begin to envisage a political economy of postcapitalism.

The authors foreground the agency of workers and other capitalist subjects, and their desire to engage in a range of radical experiments in decommodification and democratisation both in the workplace and in their daily lives. It includes a broad range of ideas including the future of social reproduction, human capital circulation, political Islam, and the political economy of exclusion.

Rather than focusing on the ending of capitalism as an implosion of the value-money form, this book focuses on the dream of equal participation in the determination of people's shared collective destiny.

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postcapitalism, political economy, crisis, hope, international political economy, Marxism

Citation

Fishwick, A. and Kiersey, N. (2021) Post-capitalist Futures: Political Economy Beyond Crisis and Hope, London: Pluto Press.

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Centre for Urban Research on Austerity (CURA)