The Capitalist Mode of Power: Critical Engagements with the Power Theory of Value

The Capitalist Mode of Power: Critical Engagements with the Power Theory of Value.
Di Muzio, Tim (2013). Routledge. (Book; English).

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This edited volume offers the first critical engagement with one of the most provocative and controversial theories in political economy: the thesis that capital can be theorized as power and that capital is finance and only finance. The book also includes a detailed introduction to this novel thesis first put forward by Nitzan and Bichler in their Capital as Power.

Although endorsing the capital as power argument to varying extents, contributors to this volume agree that a new understanding of capital that radically departs from Marxist and Neoclassical theories cannot be ignored. Offering the first application and appraisal of Nitzan and Bichler’s theory, chapters examine the thesis in the context of energy and global capitalization, US Investment Banks, trade and investment agreements between Canada, the US and Mexico, and multinational corporations in Apartheid South Africa. Balancing theory, methodology and empirical analysis throughout, this book is accessible to new readers, whilst contextualising and advancing the original theoretical debate.



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activism apartheid banking Canada capitalization differential accumulation dominant capital energy investment mode of power monopoly capital NAFTA power redistribution resistance South Africa state value


BN Law
BN Civilization & Social Systems
BN State & Government
BN Cooperation & Collective Action
BN Industrial Organization
BN Institutions
BN Power
BN International & Global
BN Region - North America
BN Business Enterprise
BN Value & Price
BN Crisis
BN Production
BN War & Peace
BN Conflict & Violence
BN Money & Finance
BN Region - Africa
BN Ideology
BN Distribution
BN Methodology
BN Agency
BN Resistance
BN Capital & Accumulation
BN Class

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Jonathan Nitzan

Date Deposited

25 Aug 2013

Last Modified

21 Dec 2015 20:32


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