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A Japanese Approach to Stages of Capitalist Development


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Robert Albritton
    Pages 1-10
  3. Robert Albritton
    Pages 11-29
  4. Robert Albritton
    Pages 30-47
  5. Robert Albritton
    Pages 66-123
  6. Robert Albritton
    Pages 124-176
  7. Robert Albritton
    Pages 177-224
  8. Robert Albritton
    Pages 225-265
  9. Robert Albritton
    Pages 266-275
  10. Robert Albritton
    Pages 276-279
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 280-325

About this book


This book uses the levels of analysis approach first developed by Japanese political economist Kozo Uno to theorize stages of capitalist development. Stage theory is understood as a mid-range theory informed both by the theory of a purely capitalist society and by historical analysis. The four stages of mercantilism, liberalism, imperialism, and consumerism are theorized according to an abstract type of capital accumulation, which is understood broadly to include mutually supporting economic, ideological, legal, and political practices.


Abstract capital development economy imperialism political economy

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  1. 1.York UniversityNorth YorkCanada

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