Karl Marx (1818-1883) Karl Marx was a German philosopher, economist, sociologist and revolutionary socialist. Marx’s theory of capitalism was based on the idea that human beings are naturally productiveKarl Marx (1818-1883) Karl Marx was a German philosopher, economist, sociologist and revolutionary socialist. Marx’s theory of capitalism was based on the idea that human beings are naturally productive
He believed that people have two relationships to the means of production: you either own the means of production or you work for someone who does. He is considered to be the “father” of Social Conflict Theory
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How did Marx contribute to sociology?How did Marx contribute to sociology?
Karl Marx never called himself a sociologist, but he had immense influence on sociology and the other social sciences
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History of economic thoughtHistory of economic thought
He attempted to show that, rather than reaching Ricardo’s or Mill’s “stationary state”, capitalist economic system will collapse, fall apart, under its own weight
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Who came first: Politicians or academic economists?i Johan Lönnroth (University of Göteborg) IntroductionWho came first: Politicians or academic economists?i Johan Lönnroth (University of Göteborg) Introduction
Indeed the world is ruled by little else. Economists and political philosophers, who see themselves quite exempt from any ideological influence, are usually the slaves of somebody from the economic or political elite
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Ph d thesis The Failure of Socialism in South Korea, 1945–2007 Yunjong Kim Department of Politics The University of SheffieldPh d thesis The Failure of Socialism in South Korea, 1945–2007 Yunjong Kim Department of Politics The University of Sheffield
Korea. However, my greatest debt is to Martin Smith and Steve Ludlam, my supervisors, who read many drafts and offered much constructive criticism
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United states labor historyUnited states labor history
Finally, economic history is quite important in this class. Any discussion of labor history in the United States requires a thorough understanding of the transformation of the United States economy
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Labor’s tortured path to protectionismLabor’s tortured path to protectionism
It was with this in mind that last year I looked into some of the early debates within the Labor Party on free trade and protectionism and the process by which Labor moved towards protectionism as part of my History Honours thesis on “The decline of free trade
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Proposal for a Special Session on ‘Labour History as a field: where do we stand?’Proposal for a Special Session on ‘Labour History as a field: where do we stand?’
Still the Darker Half of the Continent: Writing the History of Labour in Eastern Europe, 1945-2015
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The Rise of Labor Unions, 1880-1920The Rise of Labor Unions, 1880-1920
Another source of controversy was whether unions should try to organize whole industries (what are called industrial unions) or organize particular skilled crafts
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