Capital accumulation and debt colonialism after Rosa Luxemburg

  title={Capital accumulation and debt colonialism after Rosa Luxemburg},
  author={Stephen Morton},
  journal={new formations: a journal of culture/theory/politics},
  pages={82 - 99}
  • Stephen Morton
  • Published 2018
  • Political Science
  • new formations: a journal of culture/theory/politics
Abstract:In The Accumulation of Capital (1913), Rosa Luxemburg offers a sophisticated account of the foundational role of colonialism in the development and expansion of the capitalist world system. By interrogating the blind spots in Marx's account of capitalist political economy, Luxemburg emphasises the importance of 'non-capitalist strata and countries' in the production of surplus value. Crucial to Luxemburg's re-thinking of capitalist political economy, in other words, was the… Expand


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