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Political Economy, Stages of Capitalism, and Social Structures of Accumulation

This page covers my work in political economy. Among other things, I have been interested in the Marxian theory of capitalist stages and periodizing history in general. Much of this work has involved developing the Social Structure of Accumulation framework.

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Publications

Books:

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Contemporary Capitalism and Its Crises: Social Structure of Accumulation Theory for the Twenty-First Century. Edited with David M. Kotz and Michael Reich. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010.
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Social Structures of Accumulation: The Political Economy of Growth and Crisis, edited with Michael Reich and David Kotz. Cambridge University Press, 1994.
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Growth and Crisis: Social Structure of Accumulation Theory and Analysis. CISC.
E-book available online at ssagalway.blogspot.com, edited with Michael Reich, David M. Kotz and Maria Alejandra Gonzalez-Perez, 2006.

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Refereed Journal Articles

  • "US auto companies' ownership and control of production in Mexico's 'maquiladoras'", Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy, and Society, Vol. 5, Issue 3, November, 2012, pp. 413-434, with Fidelma Murphy.
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  • "Social Structures of Accumulation: A 'Punctuated' View of Embeddedness", American Journal of Economics and Sociology, Vol. 70, No. 5, November, 2011 pp. 1234 - 1247.
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  • "Critical Realism, Marxism and the Critique of Neoclassical Economics", Capital and Class, Vol. 35, No.1, February, 2011 pp. 3 - 173, with Brian O'Boyle.
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  • "The Irish Crash in Global Context", World Review of Political Economy, Vol 1, No.3, 2010, pp. 442-462.
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  • "Thatcherism delayed? The Irish crisis and the paradox of social partnership", Industrial Relations Journal 41:6, 544–562, with Tony Dundon.
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  • "Social Structures of Accumulation: The State of the Art", Review of Radical Political Economics, Vol. 40 (2), 2008.
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  • "The Marxian Theory of Capitalist Stages", Research in Political Economy, Vol. 24, 2007.
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  • "Social Structures of Accumulation, the Regulation Approach, and the European Union", Competition and Change, Vol. 10, No. 2, June, 2006, with Emlyn Nardone.
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  • "The Marxist Theory of Capitalist Stages", Economics Study of Shanghai School, Shanghai: Shanghai University of Finance and Economics Publishing House, Vol.15. 2006. (in Chinese)
  • "Of Rats and Economists", Journal of the History of Economic Thought, Vol. 25, No.4, December, 2003.
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  • "What Does Long Wave Theory Have to Contribute to the on Debate Globalization?", Review of Radical Political Economics, Vol.35, No.3, 2003.
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  • "Gordon's Accumulation Theory: The Highest Stage of Stadial Theory", Review of Radical Political Economics, Vol.31, No.4, Fall 1999.
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  • "Lenin, Imperialism, and Stages of Capitalist Development", Science and Society, Vol.59, No.3, Fall, 1995.
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  • "Crises of Capitalism and the First Crisis of Marxism: A Theoretical Note on the Bernstein-Kautsky Debate", Review of Radical Political Economics, Vol. 21, No. 3, with Robert Drago.
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  • "The Resolution of Crisis in American History: Social Structures of Accumulation and Stages of Capitalism", Research in Political Economy, Vol. 13, 1990.
  • "The Marxist Long Wave: A Theoretical Assessment", Research and Society, Vol. 1, No.1, 1988.
  • "Capitalist Shopfloor Initiatives, Restructuring and Organizing in the 80's", Review of Radical Political Economics, Vol. 16, No. 4, 1984, with Robert Drago.

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Book Chapters

  • "Introduction", in Understanding Contemporary Capitalism: Social Structure of Accumulation Theory for the Twenty-First Century. Ed. Terrence McDonough, David M. Kotz and Michael Reich. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010, with Michael Reich and David Kotz.
  • "The State of the Art of Social Structure of Accumulation Theory", in Understanding Contemporary Capitalism: Social Structure of Accumulation Theory for the Twenty-First Century. Ed. Terrence McDonough, David M. Kotz and Michael Reich. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010.
  • "Global Neoliberalism and the Contemporary Social Structure of Accumulation", in Understanding Contemporary Capitalism: Social Structure of Accumulation Theory for the Twenty-First Century. Ed. Terrence McDonough, David M. Kotz and Michael Reich. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010, with David Kotz.
  • "Capital and Emerging 'State-like' Structures in the Global Social Structure of Accumulation", in Understanding Contemporary Capitalism: Social Structure of Accumulation Theory for the Twenty-First Century. Ed. Terrence McDonough, David M. Kotz and Michael Reich. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010, with Emlyn Nardone.
  • "The American Regulation School? The Current Stat of Social Structure of Accumulation Theory and the Challenge of Globalization", in Le Transformations Du Capitalism Contemporain, ed. Gilles Rasselet. Paris: L'Harmattan, 2007 with Emlyn Nardone.
  • "Lenin, Imperialism, and Stages of Capitalist Development", in Imperialism: Theoretical Directions (Key Concepts in Critical Theory), ed. Ronald H. Chilcote. Amherst, New York: Humanity Press, 2000.
  • "International Trade and European Integration", in Core Issues in European Economic Integration. Dublin: Oak Tree Press, 1999, with David Jacobson.
  • "Corporate Social Structure of Accumulation", "Slavery", "Williams-Rodney Thesis", in Encyclopedia of Political Economy, London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1999.
  • "Social Structures of Accumulation, Contingent History, and Stages of Capitalism", in Social Structures of Accumulation: The Political Economy of Growth and Crisis, ed. by David Kotz, Terrence McDonough, and Michael Reich. Cambridge University Press 1994.
  • "The Construction of Social Structures of Accumulation in American History", in Social Structures of Accumulation: The Political Economy of Growth and Crisis, ed. by David Kotz, Terrence McDonough, and Michael Reich. Cambridge University Press, 1994.

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Recent Conference Presentations

  • "The Irish Crash in Global Context", The Seventh Forum of the World Association for Political Economy, Mexico City, May, 2012.
  • "Irish Crisis and Reboot", Crisis, Austerity & Resistance, Limerick, April, 2012
  • "Spatially Restructuring Work: The Cross-Border Case of Automotive Manufacturing in Mexico and the US", 30th International Labour Process Conference, Stockholm, March, 2012 (with Fidelma Murphy).
  • "Social Structures of Accumulation and Capitalist Variation", Comparison, Analysis, Critique - Perspectives on the Diversity of Contemporary Capitalism(s), Frankfurt, February, 2012.
  • "Local Economic Crises in Global Context: An Irish Case Study", European Sociological Association 10th Conference Geneva Conference, Geneva, September, 2011.
  • "The Irish Experience, 'The Developmental State' Thematic Conference", Dublin, July, 2011.
  • "Social Partnerships and the Irish Crisis", Association for Heterodox Economics Conference, Nottingham, July, 2011 (with Tony Dundon).
  • "The Spatial Restructuring of Work and the Maquiladoras of the Auto Industry", Association for Heterodox Economics Conference, Nottingham, July, 2011 (with Fidelma Murphy).
  • "Thatcherism Delayed: The Irish Crisis and the Paradox of Social Partnership", The Sixth Forum of the World Association of Political Economy, Amherst, MA, May, 2011 (with Tony Dundon).
  • "The Celtic Tiger and its Crisis: A Social Structure of Accumulation Analysis", Marxist Perspectives on Irish Society, University of Limerick, October, 2010.
  • "Karl Marx and Stephen Jay Gould: Institutions and punctuated equilibrium", American Journal of Economics and Sociology Conference on Social Provisioning, Embeddedness and Modeling the Economy, Kansas City, October, 2010.
  • "Marx and Long Wave Theory", IIPPE and Greek Scientific Association for Political Economy, Rythmno, Crete, September, 2010
  • "The Irish Economic Crisis in Global Context", 12th Annual Conference of the Association for Heterodox Economics, Bordeaux, France, July, 2010.
  • "The Irish Crisis in Global Context", The 5th Forum of the World Association for Political Economy, Suzhou, China, May, 2010.
  • "The Crisis and Capital Accumulation: Is the Role of the State Changing?" Left Forum, New York City, March, 2010.
  • "Epistemological problems and ontological solutions: Bhaskar's renewal of Marxist philosophy of science", Association for Heterodox Economics 11th Annual Conference, London, July, 2009. (with Brian O'Boyle).
  • "Transnational 'state-like' structures and the social structure of accumulation", The 4th Forum of the World Association for Political Economy, Paris, France, March, 2009. (with Emlyn Nardone).
  • "Pursuing Pluralism within the Structure of the Orthodox Intro Course", Pluralism in economics: rethinking the teaching of economics, Association for Heterodox Economics and International Review of Economics Education, 18th October, 2008, City University, London.
  • "Post-post-structuralism and the revival of Structural Marxism", 1968, Impact and Implications, British Sociological Association Theory Study Group Conference in collaboration with Birkbeck Institute for Social Research, 3-4th July, 2008, Birkbeck, University of London (with Brian O'Boyle).
  • "A New Stage of Capitalism: Globalization in Theoretical and Historical Context", MatchPoints: The Knowledge-Based Economy, Identities and the Transforming State, Aarhus, Denmark, November, 2007
  • "Emerging Global 'state-like' Structures and the Possibility of a Transnational SSA", The 2nd Forum of the World Association for Political Economy, Hamada City, Japan, October, 2007 (with Emlyn Nardone).
  • "Critical Realism, Marxism and the Critique of Neoclassical Economics", Economic Pluralism for the 21st Century, International Confederation of Associations for Pluralism in Economics, 2nd international conference, Salt Lake City, June, 2007 (with Brian O'Boyle).
  • "The Marxian Theory of Capitalist Stages". The 1st Forum of the World Political Economics Society, Shanghai, April, 2006.
  • "Regimes, Structures, Waves and Stages". European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy, Economics, History and Development, Bremen, November, 2005.
  • "Placing Ireland in socially responsible networks of global banana production?" Conference of Irish Geographers, Galway, Ireland. May 2005 (with Maria Alexandra Gonzalez-Perez).
  • "Social Structures of Accumulation: The Last Ten Years", ASSA meetings, Philadelphia, January, 2005.
  • "Social Structures of Accumulation: The Last Ten Years", European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy, 2004, Economics, History and Development, Crete, October, 2004.
  • "The American Regulation School? The Current State of Social Structure of Accumulation Theory and the Challenge of Globalization", Les transformations du capitalisme contemporain: faits et theories, Reims, April, 2004.
  • "Teaching Heterodox Economics in the Neoclassical Micro Course", 100 Years of Cambridge Economics, Cambridge, Sepember, 2003.
  • "Global Neoliberalism: The Latest Stage of Capitalism", 100 Years of Cambridge Economics, Cambridge, September, 2003.
  • "Teaching Heterodox Economics in the Orthodox Micro Course: A Sneaky Approach", ICAPE World Conference, Kansas City, June, 2003.
  • "Long Wave Theory and the Debate on Globalization", The Work of Karl Marx and Challenges for the 21st Century, Havana, May, 2003.
  • "What Does Long Wave Theory Have to Contribute to the Globalization Debate?" ASSA meetings, Washington D.C., January, 2003.
  • "What Does Long Wave Theory Have to Contribute to the Globalization Debate?" The 5th Annual Conference of the Association for Heterodox Economics, Dublin, July, 2002.

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Grant Income

  • Understanding Globalization from the Perspective of Long-Wave Theory IRCHSS 159,899.05

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Conferences Organized

  • Growth and Crisis: Social Structure of Accumulation Theory and Analysis, November, 2007.
  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th annual Graduate Conferences in Marxist Studies, SUNY at Buffalo, Spring 1986-1992.
  • Socialist Scholars Conference, New York, NY, April 1986.

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Other Professional Activity

  • Editor, International Journal of Pluralism in Economics Education.
  • Editor, World Review of Political Economy.
  • Fellow and Council Member, World Association of Political Economy. (2006-present)
  • Review of Radical Political Economics. Editor (1990-1993; 1998-2008).

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Community Service

  • Environment Representative, Galway City Development Commission
  • Member, Moycullen Community Development Association
  • National Coordinator and Chair of the National Executive Committee, Irish Green Party / Comhaontas Glas (June, 2003 – December, 2004)

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