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The capitalist space economy : geographical analysis after Ricardo, Marx, and Sraffa

Author: Eric S Sheppard; Trevor J Barnes; Claire Pavlik
Publisher: London ; Boston : Unwin Hyman, 1990.
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An introduction to the analytical approach to political economy for economic geographers. The topics covered in this book range from qualitative arguments for a labour theory of value, to a  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sheppard, Eric S.
Capitalist space economy.
London ; Boston : Unwin Hyman, 1990
(OCoLC)654153316
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric S Sheppard; Trevor J Barnes; Claire Pavlik
ISBN: 004330401X 9780043304013 0043304028 9780043304020
OCLC Number: 21948891
Description: xviii, 328 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part 1: From political economy to neoclassicism and back; analytical political economy - three views - neo-Ricardianism, fundamental Marxists, analytical Marxism; questions of method. Part 2 The basics: the capital controversies - the reswitching debate, the aggregate neoclassical model, the impossibility of measuring capital, denying the neoclassical parables - reswitching, politics and the distribution of income, implications for economic geography; the value controversies - commodities and their value, embodied labour values, the labour theory of value, further concepts, labour values vis-a-vis exchange values, does joint production imply negative labour values?, qualitative arguments for a labour theory of value, geographical implications - defining regions. Part 3 The profit maximizing space economy: production prices in a competitive space economy - the price circuit, incorporating production and circulation time; reswitching in a space economy - an example of reswitching, intra-regional location and reswitching, inconsistencies in neoclassical economic geography; incorporating natural resources - rent theory - nature and scarcity, rent and scarcity within political economy - two views, transport costs, multi-commodity production and differential rent, differential rent and non-land resource sites, absolute/monopoly rent; the city - incorporating the built environment - the theoretical context, the intra-urban location of production, the built environment as fixed capital, residential location, wages, rationality and class conflict - some reconsiderations; the labour value circuit - the geography of labour value and exploitation, unequal exchange and regional development; the quantity circuit and capital accumulation - the geography of production under dynamic equilibrium, incorporating workers' savings and capitalists' luxuries, the instability of dynamic equilibrium. Part 4 Disequilibrium - contradiction and struggle: class and space - class-in-itself and class-for-itself, class-in-itself, class-for-itself; location and inter-class conflict - workers vs capitalists, workers vs landlords, capitalists vs landlords; location and intra-class conflict - unintended consequences and intra-class conflict, intra-class conflict among capitalists, intra-class conflict among workers, intra-class conflict among landlords; strategies for reducing production costs - cost reduction strategies, fixed costs, reducing circulation time; strategies for organizational restructuring - oligopoly and the rate of profit, the organization of production, investment strategies.
Responsibility: Eric Sheppard & Trevor J. Barnes ; with a contribution from Claire Pavlik.
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