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Capitalism from Above and Capitalism from Below: An Essay in Comparative Political Economy Terence J. Byres

Capitalism from Above and Capitalism from Below: An Essay in Comparative Political Economy

Terence J. Byres

Published January 1st 1996
ISBN : 9780333666579
Hardcover
490 pages
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The distinction between capitalism from above and capitalism from below is important in the analysis of the agrarian question in poor countries. The Prussian path and the American path are here examined, against existing historicalMoreThe distinction between capitalism from above and capitalism from below is important in the analysis of the agrarian question in poor countries. The Prussian path and the American path are here examined, against existing historical scholarship. Their unfolding, from their earliest roots to the point of final agrarian transition in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, is considered. The dialectic between social relations and productive forces, mediated as it was by the state, is treated and the implications for capitalist industrialisation scrutinised.