Monthly Archives: December 2014

“… Until Debt Tear us Apart”: Debt is a Product of Power Relations

Debt is a product of power relations which inherently exhibits capturing and dominating mechanisms of subordination, appropriation and exploitation in various societal, political and economic fields. Debt is a degrading institutional tool which not merely controls and masters labor in advance, it also self- … Continue reading

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Neoliberalism in the Global South: the shift in development strategies

Despite the fact that the first substantially neoliberal regime was actually in the far South, the civil-military dictatorship in Chile, neoliberalism is generally attributed to western and developed countries. “Where in the world does Neoliberalism come from? The market agenda … Continue reading

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James Tobin on ‘paper economy’ and short-sighted speculation-generating financial instruments

Nobel laureate in Economic Sciences James Tobin wrote at the conclusion of his “On the Efficiency of the Financial System” paper: “We are throwing more and more of our resources, including the cream of our youth, into financial activities remote from the … Continue reading

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“The New European ‪Left‬: A ‪‎Socialism‬ for the Twenty-First Century?” analyzes the development and current state of the left parties and movements in Europe

Marking 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, this interesting book The New European Left assesses the performance of the political current which has grown out of communist and other left forces. Despite expectations of the total demise of … Continue reading

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Science is at your feet: Political Science and Sociology’s Most Cited Papers from Each Decade since the 1950s

Using the Web of Science database, Jim Moody (Sociology, Duke University) and Charles Breton (Political Science, University of British Columbia) took the most-cited papers in their respective disciplines, and produced a Top 10 list for each decade going back to … Continue reading

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