Karl Marx: Debating Capitalism & Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts

Classical Bulletin
Special Issue 1, 2018
     doi: 10.33909/cb/94.2018.02.001
Karl Marx: Debating Capitalism & Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts

Walton John David Seddon
University of Westminster, London, UK, [email protected]

The financial crisis of 2008 and the subsequent regimes of social, political and ideological austerity – accompanied by the rise of new nationalisms and authoritarian forms of capitalism – gave new momentum to critical analyses of contemporary capitalism that are not limited to academic debates, but are starting to penetrate the public arena and mainstream discourse. Current debates focus on the possibility to envision alternatives to rather than alternatives of capitalism. If we want to take the project of envisioning and realising an alternative to capitalism seriously, it becomes clear that we have to move beyond the mere critique of capitalism and have to interpret and put into praxis Marx’s legacy for the relevance of realising alternatives today.

Keywords: Karl Marx, capitalism, class, economic and philosophical Manuscripts

Special Issue I Volume 94, 2018

Special Issue I
Volume 94, 2018

Karl Marx: Debating Capitalism
& Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts/ J.Walton 
p. 4, Classical Bulletin, Special Issue 1, 2018, doi: 10.33909/cb/94.2018.02.001
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Social Onthology and transformation of Capitalism / P. Karl
p. 13, Classical Bulletin, Special Issue 1, 2018, doi: 10.33909/cb/94.2018.02.002
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Information Technology during the New Globalisation of the Critique
of the World
/ D. Harvey
p. 22, Classical Bulletin, Special Issue 1, 2018, doi: 10.33909/cb/94.2018.02.003
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Discussion focuses the International Labour / M. Hardst
p. 38, Classical Bulletin, Special Issue 1, 2018, doi: 10.33909/cb/94.2018.02.004
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The respectable working class and the Modern Conceptions / D. Harvey
p. 46, Classical Bulletin, Special Issue 1, 2018, doi: 10.33909/cb/94.2018.02.005
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Targeted program approach in the state environmental policy and its
application in the Republic of Azerbaijan
 / M.Sevil
p. 63, Classical Bulletin, Special Issue 1, 2018, doi: 10.33909/cb/94.2018.02.006
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Transcending Capitalism of the Employment and the Social Conditions of
Working Classes
 / H.Ecusso
p. 83, Classical Bulletin, Special Issue 1, 2018, doi: 10.33909/cb/94.2018.02.007
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Revolt of the rising economic cooperation / H.Henry
p. 92, Classical Bulletin, Special Issue 1, 2018, doi: 10.33909/cb/94.2018.02.008
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Invitation and the establishing of young Generation to the Social Ideas of
Modernism / D. Sarah
p. 111, Classical Bulletin, Special Issue 1, 2018, doi: 10.33909/cb/94.2018.02.009
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Transcending Capitalism of the Employment and the Social Conditions of Working Classes

Classical Bulletin
Special Issue 1, 2018
doi: 10.33909/cb/94.2018.02.007
Transcending Capitalism of the Employment and the Social Conditions of Working Classes

Harwey David, Ecusso
University of Wisconsin, Department of Sociology, Madison, USA

No idea is more closely associated with Marx than the claim that the intrinsic, contradictory dynamics of capitalism ultimately lead to its self-destruction while simultaneously creating conditions favourable for a revolutionary rupture needed to create an emancipatory alternative in which the control by the capitalist class of investments and production is displaced by radical economic democracy. Marx’s formulation of a theory of transcending capitalism is unsatisfactory for two main reasons: 1) the dynamics of capitalism may generate great harms, but they do not inherently make capitalism unsustainable nor do they generate the structural foundations of a collective actor with a capacity to overthrow capitalism; 2) the vision of a system-level rupture with capitalism is not a plausible strategy replacing capitalism by a democratic-egalitarian economic system. Nevertheless, there are four central propositions anchored in the Marxist tradition that remain essential for understanding the possibility of transcending capitalism: 1. Capitalism obstructs the realization of conditions for human flourishing. 2. Another world is possible. 3. Capitalism’s dynamics are intrinsically contradictory. 4. Emancipatory transformation requires popular mobilization and struggle.These four propositions can underwrite a strategic vision of eroding the dominance of capitalism by building democratic-egalitarian economic relations within the contradictory spaces of capitalism.
Keywords: Karl Marx, 200th anniversary, transcendence of capitalism, real utopias, socialism, contradiction, crisis

Targeted program approach in the state environmental policy and its application in the Republic of Azerbaijan

Classical Bulletin
Special Issue 1, 2018
doi: 10.33909/cb/94.2018.02.006
Sevil Imamverdi Mammadova
Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, E-mail: [email protected]
The article presents the implementation of the state's ecological policy through targeted programs and reveals essence, features, advantages and disadvantages of targeted program approach and method applied as a systematic approach in solving ecological problems. It analyses practical aspects of the realization of targeted ecological programs in the Republic of Azerbaijan, European Union, US and Russian Federation and gives recommendations and suggestions for providing their efficiency.   
Keywords: state’s ecological policy, the targeted program method, targeted ecological programs, practical aspects, and efficiency

'The moral economy of the English crowd in the eighteenth century'

By: Caroline Walker Bynum
Historical cultural Department of London Univ., UK
doi: 10.33909/cb/94.2018.04.46 
CLASSICAL BULLETIN Volume: 94 Issue: 4 
Pages: 97-108 Published: DEC 2018

Cultural history is not to be defined by a set of rules or a distinct subject matter. It is not just, what the English crowddenotes, a study of the activities within the sphere of 'high culture'; nor is it exclusively to be seen as an exercise in interpretation of symbolic acts and rituals of people in the past. Some observers have been frustrated with cultural history that seems at times to be the 'history of everything', not without reason. There is more than a grain of truth in the view that cultural history can be exercised in every field of activity: politics, economics, kinship, gender, religion and all their interlocking and overlapping domains.
Keywords: Moral economy, English crowd, workers