A General Theory of Exploitation and Class

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A General Theory of Exploitation and Class
A General Theory of Exploitation and Class.jpg
Cover of the first edition
Author John Roemer
Country United States
Language English
Subject Exploitation of labour
Published 1982
Media type Print (Hardcover)
Pages 298
ISBN 978-0674344402

A General Theory of Exploitation and Class is a 1982 book by economist and political scientist John Roemer.

Summary[edit]

Roemer reconstructs theories of exploitation and class.[1] Roemer employs rational choice and game theory in order to demonstrate how exploitation and class relations may arise in the development of a market for labour.

Reception[edit]

According to political theorist Terrell Carver, A General Theory of Exploitation and Class is the classic reconstruction of theories of exploitation and class within Analytical Marxism.[1] Philosopher Jonathan Wolff writes that it forms part of a body of work on exploitation that has been highly influential.[2]

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Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Carver 1995. p. 214.
  2. ^ Wolff 1991. p. 155.

Bibliography[edit]

Books
  • Berlin, Isaiah; Ryan, Alan; Carver, Terrell (1995). Karl Marx: His Life and Environment. London: Fontana Press. ISBN 0-00-686339-6. 
  • Wolff, Jonathan (1991). Robert Nozick: Property, Justice and the Minimal State. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press. ISBN 0-8047-1856-3.