The role of the owner in new capitalist accumulation processes: The case of Finland

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This book explores the renewal of forms of capital accumulation and the institutions that shape it. It focuses on three main sources of accumulation: the extraction of profit through labor and the commodification of nature, financial speculation and the ways in which profit is converted into wealth. It thus offers a new understanding of the economic and political logics of capital accumulation within capitalism in the 21st century. It shows the recomposition of the sources of profit, from the traditional mechanisms of labor exploitation to the contemporary logics of speculation and dispossession. Bringing together the work of scholars who study the social fabric of capitalist accumulation, Accumulating Capital Today goes beyond disciplinary frontiers to describe how capital is accumulating in a world threatened by social and environmental collapse. This book heralds the emergence of "accumulation studies" and will be of interest to researchers in sociology, anthropology, politics, political economy, geography and economics.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAccumulating Capital Today : Contemporary Strategies of Profit and Dispossessive Policies
EditorsMarlène Benquet, Théo Bourgeron
Number of pages14
Place of PublicationAbingdon, Oxon
Publication dateDec 2020
Article number12
ISBN (Print)9780367545000
ISBN (Electronic)9781003089513
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2020
MoE publication typeA3 Book chapter

Fields of Science

  • 518 Media and communications

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