Marxist Sociology Blog: Theory, research, politics2018-10-24T10:00:29-04:00

The Political Importance of Richard Lachmann

Richard was committed to the rigour necessary for any work of social science worthy of the name. The passing of anyone with such a breadth and depth of knowledge, along with a commitment to social change, is a huge loss to the political left. We will have to make do with the body of work he left behind, which will remain an invaluable resource to Marxists for years to come.

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Remembering Richard Lachmann: A Political Sociologist with a Message for the Left

A reflection on the work of our recently departed friend and colleague, Richard Lachmann.

By |Oct 7, 2021|Categories: Blog article, Commentary|Comments Off on Remembering Richard Lachmann: A Political Sociologist with a Message for the Left

China’s Accession to the WTO and the Collapse That Never Was

Neo-classical China experts have regularly predicted the collapse of China’s hopelessly inefficient developmental model for the past three decades. And yet there is no significant reassessment of how the neo-classical consensus was so wrong, with only limited acceptance by key players of their own mistakes.

By |Sep 29, 2021|Categories: Blog article, Research|Comments Off on China’s Accession to the WTO and the Collapse That Never Was

The Dispossession-Versus-Exploitation Dilemma for Informal Workers

Over the past 40 years, however, a formidable body of literature has challenged the prevailing assumptions about informal workers, asserting that their vulnerability stems not from their lack of integration into the mainstream economy, but rather from their subordinated positions within it.

By |Sep 15, 2021|Categories: Blog article, Commentary, Research, Theory|Comments Off on The Dispossession-Versus-Exploitation Dilemma for Informal Workers

Law, code and exploitation

We are facing something extraordinarily challenging: the rise of a capitalist form of algorithmic regulation. Algorithms - one of the key elements of the digital capitalist system of production - are at the same time the means of production and the legal code enabling worker’s exploitation.

By |Sep 8, 2021|Categories: Blog article, Research|Comments Off on Law, code and exploitation
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