ABSTRACT

This book provides the basic knowledge of Japanese contributions in political economy and the ongoing research agenda, such as the pursuit of theoretical consistency in Marxian economics by Uno School; the concept of ‘civil society’ as a criterion of existing socio-economic structure; a mathematical reconstruction of Marxian theory; and an analysis of environmental pollution. The new generation of Japanese political economists in collaboration with their overseas counterparts has produced new insights into political economy and into the newly emerging structure of the world economy.

The book provides useful insights into international capitalism and how past patterns of uneven development are now changing; the role of international finance in affecting both national and international growth and employment patterns; an analysis of recent growth patterns in Asia; and the specific issue emerging within the Asian region and the implications for economics, social change and geopolitics.

chapter |8 pages

Introduction

ByKIICHIRO YAGI, NOBUHARU YOKOKAWA

part |2 pages

PART I Japanese contribution to political economy

chapter 2|14 pages

The Uno theory and Marx

ByMICHIAKI OBATA (TRANSLATED BY KEI EHARA)

chapter 3|17 pages

Non-Western Marxist traditions in Northeast Asia

ByHIROSHI ONISHI

chapter 5|19 pages

Business cycles of contemporary monopoly capitalism

BySEIICHI NAGASHIMA

chapter 6|25 pages

Okishio’s contribution to political economy

ByYOSHIKAZU SATO

chapter 8|22 pages

The revival of the classical theory of values

ByYOSHINORI SHIOZAWA

part |2 pages

PART II Cataclysm of global economy and future of capitalism: political economy of global interdependence

chapter 10|19 pages

The emergence of China and India as great powers

ByROBERT ROWTHORN

chapter 11|26 pages

Asia: renewal of the diversity of capitalisms, tipping in international relations

ByROBERT BOYER (TRANSLATED BY HEGER ATTAYA)

chapter 13|23 pages

Malfunction of capital accumulation regime in present-day Japan

ByKENICHI HAGA

chapter 14|24 pages

Indian capitalism in the global context

ByJAYATI GHOSH

chapter 15|23 pages

China in the crash lane

ByRICHARD WESTRA