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    The law of value and the law

    Bowring, Bill (2015) The law of value and the law. In: Haskell, J. and Mattei, U. (eds.) Research Handbook on Political Economy and Law. Research Handbooks on Globalisation and the Law. London, UK: Edward Elgar, pp. 158-176. ISBN 9781781005347.

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    This chapter explores and evaluates a number of attempts within the Marxist tradition to characterize the legal form under Capital, at the level of the internal workings of the state and relations between states. The question here is: what can lawyers, and more particularly theorists of law, continue to learn from Karl Marx? And, learning from Karl Marx also means, I will argue, to learn from Baruch Spinoza. It turns out that a law in the sense of Marx’s Law of Value is precisely a law of the kind that was central to Spinoza’s thought. This leads to a new understanding of the state and indeed of law.


    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Business and Law > Birkbeck Law School
    Depositing User: Bill Bowring
    Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2015 07:24
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:17


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