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A Japanese Approach to Stages of Capitalist DevelopmentIntroduction: Stages of Capitalism from Start to Finish

A Japanese Approach to Stages of Capitalist Development: Introduction: Stages of Capitalism from... [The contributions to Marxian political economy developed by Japanese theorists Kozo Uno and Thomas Sekine are truly brilliant. Other thinkers have also realized that distinct levels of analysis can strengthen the political economic work of Marx, particularly his three volumes of Capital, but no one has theorized three levels of analysis (pure theory, stages theory, and historical analysis) with such clarity as Kozo Uno and Thomas Sekine. While there are three levels of analysis, from the most abstract, to mid-range, to the most concrete, our focus is on stage theory, which we feel is particularly difficult and at the same time has not been given enough attention. Indeed most economic theory has only one level (abstract), or sometimes two levels (abstract and concrete), but rarely three levels (abstract, mid-range, and historical). But as a level of analysis of Marxian political economic study of capitalism, it is only possible to construct stage theory if capitalism in a period of its historical development demonstrates a modicum of vigour and coherence. Periods such as the current era referred to as neoliberalism where capitalism demonstrates little vigour or coherence are studied at the level of historical analysis.] http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png

A Japanese Approach to Stages of Capitalist DevelopmentIntroduction: Stages of Capitalism from Start to Finish

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Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright
© The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2022
ISBN
978-3-030-99036-7
Pages
1 –12
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-99037-4_1
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Abstract

[The contributions to Marxian political economy developed by Japanese theorists Kozo Uno and Thomas Sekine are truly brilliant. Other thinkers have also realized that distinct levels of analysis can strengthen the political economic work of Marx, particularly his three volumes of Capital, but no one has theorized three levels of analysis (pure theory, stages theory, and historical analysis) with such clarity as Kozo Uno and Thomas Sekine. While there are three levels of analysis, from the most abstract, to mid-range, to the most concrete, our focus is on stage theory, which we feel is particularly difficult and at the same time has not been given enough attention. Indeed most economic theory has only one level (abstract), or sometimes two levels (abstract and concrete), but rarely three levels (abstract, mid-range, and historical). But as a level of analysis of Marxian political economic study of capitalism, it is only possible to construct stage theory if capitalism in a period of its historical development demonstrates a modicum of vigour and coherence. Periods such as the current era referred to as neoliberalism where capitalism demonstrates little vigour or coherence are studied at the level of historical analysis.]

Published: Jul 1, 2022

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