Capitalism from Above and Capitalism from Below
Essay in Comparative Political Economy
By (author) T. J. Byres
Capitalism from Above and Capitalism from Below by T. J. Byres
Book DescriptionThe distinction between 'capitalism from above' and 'capitalism from below' is important in the analysis of the agrarian question in poor countries. The 'Prussian path' and the 'American path' are here examined, against existing historical scholarship. Their unfolding, from their earliest roots to the point of final 'agrarian transition' in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, is considered. The dialectic between social relations and productive forces, mediated as it was by the state, is treated and the implications for capitalist industrialisation scrutinised.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780333666579
(234mm x 156mm x 40mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 8-Nov-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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