State Capitalism, Contentious Politics and Large-Scale Social Change

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Vincent Pollard
BRILL, Mar 22, 2011 - Political Science - 234 pages
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State capitalism is back. It never went away. This book looks at the role of state capitalism in major European and Asian societies. It confronts neo-liberal pieties about the role of markets and private property in capitalist development and radical accounts which see the state as the antithesis of capitalism. State capitalism is a normal form of capitalist development. Its extremes may vary but it has been, and remains, central to an understanding of modern capitalism. This is especially the case in the so called Communist and Communist worlds of Russia and China, and for alternative economies like that of India and the Philippines, which are the focus of this timely and challenging book.
 

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Contents

1 State Capitalist AnalysisBefore the Russian Revolution in Reaction to Stalins Consolidation of Power and after the Cold War
1
What Happened in the USSR?
21
3 Labor Exploitation and Capitalism in Russia before and after 1991
39
4 The Russian Question and the US Left
65
State Capital and Governance in PostIndependence India
81
The Transition from State Feudalism to State Capitalism
119
7 Labor Representation and Organization under State Capitalism in China
135
8 A Consideration of Chinas Incomplete Retreat from State Capitalism
151
The PostSocialist Condition in China
183
10 State Capitalist Aspirations and the TwoStage Theory of Revolution in the Philippines
209
Index
229
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Vincent K. Pollard, Ph. D (1998) in Political Science, University of Hawai i at M noa, was a Lecturer and Cooperating Graduate Faculty at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. He is the author of several articles and book chapters, as well as "Globalization, Democratization and Asian Leadership" (Aldershot, 2004).

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