Rethinking Capitalist Development: Primitive Accumulation, Governmentality and Post-Colonial Capitalism

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Routledge, Apr 30, 2014 - Business & Economics - 288 pages

In this book, Kalyan Sanyal reviews the traditional notion of capitalism and propounds an original theory of capitalist development in the post-colonial context.

In order to substantiate his theory, concepts such as primitive accumulation, governmentality and post-colonial capitalist formation are discussed in detail. Analyzing critical questions from a third world perspective such as: Will the integration into the global capitalist network bring to the third world new economic opportunities? Will this capitalist network make the third world countries an easy prey for predatory multinational corporations? The end result is a discourse, drawing on Marx and Foucault, which envisages the post-colonial capitalist formation, albeit in an entirely different light, in the era of globalization.

 

Contents

Rethinking Capitalist Development
1
Chapter 2 Ship of Fools
44
The Arising of Capital
105
Capital and Governmentality
168
Capital and the Need Economy
189
Towards a New Political Imaginary for the Postcolonial World
254
Bibliography
263
About the Author
272
Index
273
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