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Inequality and Democratic Egalitarianism: Marx's Economy and Beyond and Other Essays

Mark Harvey and Norman Geras


This book arose out of a friendship between a political philosopher and an economic sociologist, and their recognition of an urgent political need to address the extreme inequalities of wealth and power in contemporary societies. The book provides a new analysis of what generates inequalities in rights to income, property and public goods in contemporary societies. It claims to move beyond Marx, both in its analysis of inequality and exploitation, and in its concept of just distribution. In order to do so, it critiques Marx’s foundational Labour Theory of Value and its closed-circuit conceptio ... More

Keywords: Inequality, Just distribution, Exploitation, Slavery, Wage labour, Capitalism, Marx

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781526114020
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781526114020.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mark Harvey, author
Director of the Centre for Research in Economic Sociology and Innovation, and Research Professor in the Department of Sociology, the University of Essex

Norman Geras, author
political theorist and Professor Emeritus of Politics at the University of Manchester