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The CasP Project: Past, Present, Future

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  • Bichler, Shimshon
  • Nitzan, Jonathan

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The study of capital as power (CasP) began when we were students in the 1980s and has since expanded into a broader project involving a growing number of researchers and new areas of inquiry. This paper provides a bird’s-eye view of the CasP journey. It explores what we have learned so far, reviews ongoing research, and suggests future trajectories – including the coevolution of Concepts of Power–Modes of Power (COP-MOPs); the origins of capitalized power; the state of capital; finance as the symbolic creordering of capitalism; the role of labour, production and waste; the capitalized environment; and the need for post-capitalist accounting.

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  • Bichler, Shimshon & Nitzan, Jonathan, 2015. "The CasP Project: Past, Present, Future," Working Papers on Capital as Power 2015/04, Capital As Power - Toward a New Cosmology of Capitalism.
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