Robert Brenner on the Pandemic

The latest issue of New Left Review opens with an essay by Robert Brenner on the Covid-19 bailouts in the United States: Escalating Plunder. The article can be found here.

Interview – Xavier Lafrance on his book, The Making of Capitalism in France

Xavier Lafrance teaches political science at the Université du Québec à Montréal. With Charles Post, he co-edited the book Case Studies in the Origins of Capitalism (Palgrave 2018) and he is the author of The Making of Capitalism in France. Class Structures, Economic Development, the State and the Formation of the French Working Class, 1750-1914 (Brill,…

Robert Brenner on Uneven and Combined Development

“From Feudal Stagnation to Capitalist Dynamism: Uneven Development, Late Development, and Uneven and Combined Development” – public lecture delivered by Robert Brenner at the conference “Uneven and Combined Development for the 21st Century”  (University of Glasgow, September 2019). Here, Brenner summarises his approach to the history of capitalism and engages with the recent revival of…

Alienation and Emancipation in the Work of Karl Marx

Political Marxist George Comninel has recently published a collection of essays under the title Alienation and Emancipation in the work of Karl Marx. The book is part of the broader series Marx, Engels, and Marxisms, which has published other titles inspired by the political Marxist tradition. The book can be found in the publisher’s page here….

David McNally: How the Left Should Respond to a New Global Slump (Jacobin)

“If the global economy comes skidding to a halt sometime soon, the results for the vast majority of people around the world would be miserable. The Left needs to be prepared for it.” Jacobin has just published an interview with political Marxist David McNally on the state of the global economy – full article available here.

Adrienne Roberts on Social Reproduction (Political Economy for the End Times)

The podcast series Political Economy for the End Times has just released an interview with political Marxist Adrienne Roberts (Manchester). The interview revolves around Marxist feminism, social reproduction theory, and the relationship between capitalism and the patriarchy. The podcast is available here.

Next Workshop: The Political in Motion: Towards a Historicist Narrative of the Spanish Crash (Warwick)

The Center for Advanced International Theory (CAIT) and the Political Marxism Research Group are pleased to invite you to a presentation by Javier Moreno Zacarés (Early Career Fellow, University of Warwick), on ‘The Political in Motion: Towards a Historicist Narrative of the Spanish Crash’. The talk will be held on Wednesday, 22 May, 11-1pm, Arundel 211 (Sussex). Abstract: This papers offers a…

Next Workshop: Jurisdictional Accumulation & Extraterritoriality: An Early Modern History of Law, Empires and Capital, with Maïa Pal (Oxford Brookes)

The Center for Advanced International Theory (CAIT) and the Political Marxism Research Group are pleased to invite you to a presentation by Dr. Maia Pal (Senior Lecturer, Oxford Brookes University), on  ‘Jurisdictional Accumulation & Extraterritoriality: An Early Modern History of Law, Empires and Capital’. The talk will be held on Monday, 13 May, 3-5pm, Fulton 113 (Sussex). Bio: Maïa Pal is a…

Next Workshop: Agency and Geopolitics – Brazilian State-Formation and the Problem of Eurocentrism in International Historical Sociology, with Pedro Salgado (Uberlândia)

The Center for Advanced International Theory (CAIT) and the Political Marxism Research Group will be hosting a presentation by Dr. Pedro Salgado Dutra (Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute of Economics and International Relations at the Federal University in Uberlândia, Minas Gerais, Brazil), on ”Agency and Geopolitics – Brazilian State-Formation and the Problem of Eurocentrism in International Historical Sociology’. The talk will…