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C/P/857. Communist ideals of Karl Marx and political reality

WORDS:
750
DATE:
2016
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9.99 GBP

The paper looks at the theory of Karl Marx reviewing the features of communism and capitalism, describing qualities ideally possessed by citizens of communist states, etc. Applications of Marxism in modern politics are examined arguing that capitalist economies proved to be more robust than economies of communist countries.

 

KEYWORDS: Communist, ideals, Marx, political, reality, economy,

 

C/P/845. Review of Karl Marx’s “Das Kapital”

WORDS:
2550
DATE:
2015
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29.99 GBP

The paper offers a review of the book “Das Kapital” by Karl Marx providing general information about political, social and economic ideas of Marxism, and discussing the key concepts of “Das Kapital”, i.e. class struggle, labour power, surplus values, socialist and the capitalist modes of production, the nature of commodities and exploitation, the process of capitalist production, etc. Conclusions are made about Marx’s insight into the modern economic organizational theory

 

KEYWORDS: Review, Karl Marx, Das Kapital, capitalism, socialism,

 

C/E/1259. Conservative development theories

WORDS:
1650
DATE:
2015
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19.99 GBP

The paper looks at two conservative development theories, i.e. modernisation and neoliberalism. Similarities and differences between the theories are examined discussing their approaches to the role of the state, market and large scale planning.

 

KEYWORDS: Conservative, development theories,

 

C/E/1250. Neoliberalism as theory of economic development

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2750
DATE:
2015
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29.99 GBP

The paper looks at the role of state regulation in the development of a market-based economy arguing that a market, if left to itself, can take advantage of the environmental interests of society. The rise of the neoliberal ideology is examined comparing it with Keynesianism, evaluating Neoliberalism as a development theory, and considering the effects of structural adjustment programs (SAP) as economic aid to Brazil, Nigeria and Mexico.

 

KEYWORDS: Neoliberalism, economic development,

 

C/P/828. Relevance of post-Keynesian economics in 21st century

WORDS:
1150
DATE:
2015
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19.99 GBP

The paper looks at the contribution of post-Keynesian financial macroeconomics to the analysis of real world economies. Conclusions are made about the difference between post-Keynesian economics and traditional neo-classical economics.

 

KEYWORDS: Relevance, post-Keynesian, economics,

 

C/P/824. Geo-economics as new geo-politics

WORDS:
880
ADD-ONS:
1 slide
DATE:
2015
PRICE:
18.98 GBP

The paper looks at the relationships between politics and geographical location examining the current distribution of world resources and profits between states, and arguing that geopolitics has been replaced by geo-economics. A poster presentation of the paper is supplied in a separate file.

 

KEYWORDS: Geo-economics, geo-politics,

 

C/P/819. Nature of firm: comparison of Coase’s and Cheung’s views

WORDS:
2000
DATE:
2015
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29.99 GBP

The paper looks at the economic theories of Ronald Coase and Steven Cheung about the formation of business entities. The economists’ views on the nature of the firm are compared highlighting similarities and differences in their understanding of contractual agreements, transaction costs, etc.

 

KEYWORDS: Nature, firm, comparison, Coase, Cheung,

 

C/P/780. Capitalism in light of politico-economic theories

WORDS:
1550
DATE:
2014
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19.99 GBP

The paper looks at capitalism from the perspective of politico-economic theories defining the concept of capitalism, explaining the dynamics of capitalist economy, exploring the relationship between capitalism and globalisation, discussing inequalities associated with capitalism, and arguing whether the capitalist structure was responsible for the recent global economic recession.

 

KEYWORDS: Capitalism, politico-economic theories,

 

C/P/779. Principles of early capitalist mercantilism vs. contemporary capitalism

WORDS:
3800
DATE:
2014
PRICE:
39.99 GBP

The paper looks at mercantilist obsessions with gold and money characteristic for the early stages of capitalism arguing whether they have survived the industrial revolution, and comparing mercantilism with the principles of contemporary capitalism.

 

KEYWORDS: early capitalist, mercantilism, contemporary, capitalism,

 

C/P/778. Applicability of Marx's critique of capitalism to modern world

WORDS:
3950
DATE:
2014
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39.99 GBP

The paper looks at the critique of capitalism by Karl Marx focusing on his understanding of class conflicts and crisis-proneness as unavoidable consequences of capitalism. Marxist views on capitalism are examined arguing their applicability to modern developments in the globalised world.

 

KEYWORDS: Applicability, Marx, critique, capitalism, modern,

 

C/P/772. Transition to socialism: debate between Hayek and Lange

WORDS:
1200
DATE:
2014
PRICE:
19.99 GBP

The paper looks at the debate over the possibility of a transition from capitalism to socialism comparing the views of the US political theorist Friedrich Hayek (1948) and the Polish economist Oskar Lange (1936). The relevance of their debate in the current economic conditions is discussed.

 

KEYWORDS: Transition, socialism, debate, Hayek, Lange,

 

C/E/1164. Impact of sovereign debt crisis on developing countries: economic and political perspectives

WORDS:
2150
DATE:
2014
PRICE:
29.99 GBP

The paper looks at the problems of the sovereign debt crisis faced by developing countries discussing the causes of the crisis, the impact of Bretton Woods structures on sovereign debt during the 1980s, the foreign debt of the ‘third world’ during the period from 1970 to 2000, etc. Conceptions of economic development and international relations are reviewed including the Marxist assessment of capitalism, neo-liberal approaches to international trade, etc.

 

KEYWORDS: sovereign debt, crisis, developing countries, economic, political,

 

C/E/1133. Adam Smith's system of commerce: critical review

WORDS:
1500
DATE:
2014
PRICE:
19.99 GBP

The paper looks at the views of Adam Smith and other economic thinkers of the 18th century on the system of commerce known as ‘mercantilism’. The commercial situation and the philosophical environment of the period are described, the incentives and disincentives of the system of commerce are identified discussing the balance between production and consumption as economic drivers, the economic importance attached to gold, etc.

 

KEYWORDS: Adam Smith, system of commerce, mercantilism, production, consumption,

 

C/PS/360. Meaning and relevance of work in modern society

WORDS:
1550
DATE:
2014
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19.99 GBP

The paper looks at the role of work in the life of contemporary people discussing work as a determinant of social status, a tool of professional development, a purposeful activity, a component of personal identity, etc. Marx’s understanding of work with regard to capitalist modes of production is considered examining the concept of work alienation in modern societies.

 

KEYWORDS: Meaning, relevance, work, modern society, Marx, alienation,

 

C/P/726. Causes of war: human nature, society or international system?

WORDS:
3950
DATE:
2014
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39.99 GBP

The paper looks at the origins of war critically evaluating the ability of Neo-realist, Liberalist and Marxist/Leninist theories to explain the causes of wars and inter-state conflicts. References are made to real life examples of armed conflicts analyzing political, economic, social, psychological and evolutionary factors that can lead to war actions.

 

KEYWORDS: Causes, war, human nature, society, international system, Neo-realist, Liberalist, Marxist, Leninist,

 

C/P/716. Review of “The Agent-Structure Problem in International Relations” by Wendt

WORDS:
1550
DATE:
2013
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19.99 GBP

The paper offers a review of the article “The Agent-Structure Problem in International Relations” by Alexander Wendt (1987). The summary of the article is presented discussing Wendt’s idea about the interdependence between social structures and human agents, and considering his views on the structuration theory, scientific realism, constructivism, epistemology, etc.

 

KEYWORDS: Review, Agent-Structure, Problem, International Relations, Wendt,

 

C/P/708. Causes of war: human nature, society or the international system?

WORDS:
3900
DATE:
2013
PRICE:
39.99 GBP

The paper examines the causes of war and international conflicts looking at the theories of neo-realism, liberalism, Marxism, evolution, etc. and arguing whether they address the essential question, i.e. motivation to fight. A causal analysis is conducting of individual, state and state systems’ contribution to war outbreaks.

 

KEYWORDS: Causes, war, human, society, international, system,

 

C/P/706. Philosophical and social concepts of Marxist theory

WORDS:
1850
DATE:
2013
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19.99 GBP

The paper offers a review of the key concepts formulated by Karl Marx, i.e. the concepts of historical materialism, class struggle, relations and modes of production, types of alienation (estrangement), and contradictions of capitalism.

 

KEYWORDS: Philosophical, social, concepts, Marxist, Karl Marx,

 

C/P/698. Relationship between religious affiliation and economic conditions

WORDS:
900
DATE:
2013
PRICE:
9.99 GBP

The paper reviews the ideas of Max Weber expressed in his work “The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism” (1930), comparing them with the Calvinist notion of hard work as an individual’s calling, and arguing whether religious affiliation can be a result rather than a cause of economic conditions.

 

KEYWORDS: Religious, affiliation, economic, conditions, capitalism, Max Weber, Calvin,

 

C/P/697. Review of Simmel's “Philosophy of Money”

WORDS:
1050
DATE:
2013
PRICE:
19.99 GBP

The paper looks at the work “Philosophy of Money” by the German philosopher Georg Simmel providing biographical information about the author, evaluating his contributing to sociological antipositivism, and discussing Simmel’s ideas about the function of society and function of money in society. The paper has no references.

 

KEYWORDS: Review, Simmel, Philosophy of Money, antipositivism,

 

C/P/696. Concept of alienation in Marxist theory

WORDS:
1000
DATE:
2013
PRICE:
19.99 GBP

The paper looks at the concept of alienation proposed by Karl Marx in his “Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts of 1844” reviewing Marx’s definitions of alienation, examining forms of alienation in capitalist society, and discussing how they can be abolished.

 

KEYWORDS: Alienation, Marxist, capitalist,

 

C/P/695. Weber's ideas about Protestant ethic and capitalism

WORDS:
1000
DATE:
2013
PRICE:
19.99 GBP

The paper looks at the link between Protestantism and capitalism examining the concept of 'elective affinity’ introduced by Max Weber to define the spirit of modern capitalism through the Protestant ethic. Connections between Protestantism and the emergence of capitalism are discussed analysing Weber’s idea that God helps those who help themselves.

 

KEYWORDS: Weber, Protestant, ethic, capitalism, spirit, elective affinity,

 

C/P/688. Notions of modernity in political theories of Marx and Hegel

WORDS:
1500
DATE:
2013
PRICE:
19.99 GBP

The paper examines the understanding of modernity in political and sociological theories comparing views on modernity expressed by Marx and Hegel, and identifying similarities and differences in their assessments of modernity.

 

KEYWORDS: Modernity, political, theories, Marx, Hegel,

 

C/P/665. Flaws in constructivist accounts of European integration

WORDS:
2300
DATE:
2013
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29.99 GBP

The paper looks at the development of European integration discussing the flaws of the constructivist outlook on EU integration, and arguing that is based on inadequate epistemology and precarious balance between the objectivity and subjectivity in the analysis of European integration.

 

KEYWORDS: Flaws, constructivist, European integration, EU,

 

C/S/642. Max Weber's understanding of rationality in capitalism

WORDS:
1450
DATE:
2013
PRICE:
19.99 GBP

The paper looks at the ideas expressed in Max Weber’s work “The Protestant Ethic and Spirit of Capitalism” reviewing a discussion around his key arguments, considering Weber’s polemics with Karl Marx, outlining types of social action, arguing the role of rationalism in the capitalist society, and evaluating the relevance of Weber’s views for the understanding of social change in the contemporary globalized world.

 

KEYWORDS: Max Weber, rationality, capitalism, Karl Marx, social action,