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Marx's 'Capital'

Marx's 'Capital'

by Ben Fine and Alfredo Saad-Filho

Fully revised and updated sixth edition of the internationally established guide to Marx's Capital.
'This expert guide to the political economy of Marx's Capital has always been the very best available' - David Harvey

This brilliantly concise book is the classic companion to Karl Marx's most well-known work, Capital. In print now for over a quarter of a century, and translated into many languages, this new edition has been fully revised and updated, making it an ideal modern introduction to one of the most important texts in political and economic thought today.

The authors cover all central aspects of Marx's economics. They explain the structure of Marx's analysis and the meaning of the key categories in Capital, showing the internal coherence of Marx's approach, and their relevance today. Marx's method and terminology are explored in detail, with supporting examples. Short chapters set out the significance of Marx's main concepts and can be grasped easily, making it a practical text for anyone with an interest in understanding Marx's magnum opus.

Discussing Capital's relevance today, the authors keep abstract theorising to a minimum. This readable introduction highlights the continuing relevance of Marx's ideas in the light of the problems of contemporary capitalism.

Ben Fine is Professor of Economics at SOAS, University of London. He is the author of the critical texts, Macroeconomics and Microeconomics (Pluto, 2016), co-author of Marx's 'Capital' (Pluto, 2016) and co-editor of Beyond the Developmental State (Pluto, 2013). He was awarded both the Deutscher and Myrdal Prizes in 2009.

Alfredo Saad-Filho is Professor of Political Economy and International Development in the Department of International Development. Previously, he was Professor of Political Economy at SOAS University of London and Senior Economic Affairs Officer at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (2011-12).

Alfredo was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Medal from the Federal University of Goiás, Brazil in 2014 and the SOAS Director’s Teaching Prize in 2016.

His academic publications include Marx's Capital, Neoliberalism: A Reader, Anti-Capitalism: A Marxist Introduction and Brazil: Neoliberalism versus Democracy, and has produced numerous reports as well and other contributions for the United Nations and other international agencies.

'This expert guide to the political economy of Marx's Capital has always been the very best available' - David Harvey, author of Seventeen Contradictions and the End of Capitalism and The Enigma of Capital
Preface to the Sixth Edition
1. History and Method
2. Commodity Production
3. Capital and Exploitation
4. The Circuit of Industrial Capital
5. Economic Reproduction
6. Accumulation of Capital
7. Capitalism and Crisis
8. The Compositions of Capital
9. The Falling Rate of Profit
10. The So-Called Transformation Problem
11. Merchant’s Capital
12. Banking Capital and the Theory of Interest
13. Marx’s Theory of Agricultural Rent
14. Financialisation, Neoliberalism and the Crisis
15. Marxism and the Twenty-First Century
Published by Pluto Press in Jul 2016
Paperback ISBN: 9780745336978
eBook ISBN: 9781783719730

129mm x 198mm