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Modern Theories of Exploitation

Modern Theories of Exploitation

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Volume: 14
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Politics (General)

July 1987 | 240 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Theories of Exploitation examines the concept of exploitation and its place as a critical category in social theory. Discussion of the concept is internal to both liberalism and Marxism as well as being an obvious point of contention between the two.

The contributors explain the historical emergence of themes in exploitation theories. They present exegeses of the theories of writers in the Scottish Enlightenment, the 'Ricardian Socialists', mutualists and Marx. The concerns of these writers are carried forward by essays presenting contemporary liberal theories, and theories based on the notion that socialism or communism is ethically superior to capitalism.

John D Brewer
The Scottish Enlightenment
Andrew Reeve
Thomas Hodgskin and John Bray
Free Exchange and Equal Exchange

John Cunliffe
A Mutualist Theory of Exploitation?
Terrell Carver
Marx's Political Theory of Exploitation
Robert J van der Veen
Can Socialism be Non-Exploitative?
Philippe Van Parijs
Exploitation and the Libertarian Challenge
Hillel Steiner
A Liberal Theory Amended, Defended and Extended

David Miller
Exploitation in the Market
Robert E Goodin
Exploiting a Situation and Exploiting a Person

`must find a place on the bookshelf of anyone working on problems of exploitation and justice.' -- Ethics

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ISBN: 9780803980730