Blood and Capital

Blood and capital : the paramilitarization ofCoIombia /Jasmin Hristov. p. cm. i(Ohio University research in international studies, Latin America studies ...

Author: Jasmin Hristov

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 0896804666

Category: Social Science

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In Blood and Capital: The Paramilitarization of Colombia, Jasmin Hristov examines the complexities, dynamics, and contradictions of present-day armed conflict in Colombia. She conducts an in-depth inquiry into the restructuring of the state’s coercive apparatus and the phenomenon of paramilitarism by looking at its military, political, and legal dimensions. Hristov demonstrates how various interrelated forms of violence by state forces, paramilitary groups, and organized crime are instrumental to the process of capital accumulation by the local elite as well as the exercise of political power by foreign enterprises. She addresses, as well, issues of forced displacement, proletarianization of peasants, concentration of landownership, growth in urban and rural poverty, and human rights violations in relation to the use of legal means and extralegal armed force by local dominant groups and foreign companies. Hristov documents the penetration of major state institutions by right-wing armed groups and the persistence of human rights violations against social movements and sectors of the low-income population. Blood and Capital raises crucial questions about the promised dismantling of paramilitarism in Colombia and the validity of the so-called demobilization of paramilitary groups, both of which have been widely considered by North American and some European governments as proof of Colombian president Álvaro Uribe’s advances in the wars on terror and drugs.

California and the Fictions of Capital

In his sleep , he is disturbed by " unpleasant dreams , wherein blood and gold were mingled — as nearly always they are " ( 18 ) .

Author: George L. Henderson

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 9781592131983

Category: History

Page: 265

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In part a tour of California as a virtual laboratory for refining the circulation of capital, and in part an investigation of how the state's literati, with rare exception, reconceived economy in the name of class, gender, and racial privilege, this study will appeal to all students and scholars of California's—And The American West's—economic, environmental, and cultural past. Author note:George L. Hendersonis Professor of Geography at the University of Minnesota.

Capital Illustrated

... any more than the flow of blood to the head leading to apoplexy is an immanent aspect of the circulation of the blood. Capital as commodity capital (and ...

Author: Karl Marx

Publisher: Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing


Category: Fiction


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Das Kapital, also called Capital. A Critique of Political Economy, is the most cited book in the social sciences published before 1950. Marx aimed to reveal the economic patterns underpinning the capitalist mode of production in contrast to classical political economists such as Adam Smith, Jean-Baptiste Say, David Ricardo and John Stuart Mill. Marx proposes that the motivating force of capitalism is in the exploitation of labor, whose unpaid work is the ultimate source of surplus value. Das Kapital proposes an explanation of the "laws of motion" of the capitalist economic system from its origins to its future by describing the dynamics of the accumulation of capital, the growth of wage labour, the transformation of the workplace, the concentration of capital, commercial competition, the banking system, the decline of the profit rate, land-rents, et cetera.

Global Restructuring State Capital and Labour

The crisis was resolved, in blood. Capital was restructured and the basis created for a new period of accumulation. Post-war capitalism is now a memory, ...

Author: A. Bieler

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230627307

Category: Political Science

Page: 249

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This book provides a critical engagement between contending historical materialist approaches that have played a crucial role in shaping post-positivist International Relations theory. It analyzes globalization as a process of state formation and argues that its fate depends on the neo-liberal recomposition of labour relations. .

By Man Shall His Blood Be Shed

It was not always so. This timely work reviews and explains the Catholic Tradition regarding the death penalty, demonstrating that it is not inherently evil and that it can be reserved as a just form of punishment in certain cases.

Author: Edward Feser, Ph.D.

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 1681497689

Category: Philosophy

Page: 424

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The Catholic Church has in recent decades been associated with political efforts to eliminate the death penalty. It was not always so. This timely work reviews and explains the Catholic Tradition regarding the death penalty, demonstrating that it is not inherently evil and that it can be reserved as a just form of punishment in certain cases. Drawing upon a wealth of philosophical, scriptural, theological, and social scientific arguments, the authors explain the perennial teaching of the Church that capital punishment can in principle be legitimate—not only to protect society from immediate physical danger, but also to administer retributive justice and to deter capital crimes. The authors also show how some recent statements of Church leaders in opposition to the death penalty are prudential judgments rather than dogma. They reaffirm that Catholics may, in good conscience, disagree about the application of the death penalty. Some arguments against the death penalty falsely suggest that there has been a rupture in the Church's traditional teaching and thereby inadvertently cast doubt on the reliability of the Magisterium. Yet, as the authors demonstrate, the Church's traditional teaching is a safeguard to society, because the just use of the death penalty can be used to protect the lives of the innocent, inculcate a horror of murder, and affirm the dignity of human beings as free and rational creatures who must be held responsible for their actions. By Man Shall His Blood Be Shed challenges contemporary Catholics to engage with Scripture, Tradition, natural law, and the actual social scientific evidence in order to undertake a thoughtful analysis of the current debate about the death penalty.

Crime in the National Capital

Technicians first put me through a physical exams procedure - urinalysis , blood drawn from the rein in my left arm , weight , measurements , blood pressure ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the District of Columbia



Category: Crime

Page: 2862

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Washington DC and the Capital Region

Author: Kap Stann


ISBN: 9780864424372

Category: Travel

Page: 621

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Gives information on the region's accommodations and restaurants, and explores the many activities and sights in the region, with a special section on Civil War sites

Blood Read

... who described the process of capital accumulation as “ dead labour which , vampire - like , lives only by sucking living labour , and lives the more ...

Author: Joan Gordon



Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

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Over the past century the figure of the vampire has undergone many transformations--from Bram Stoker's original Dracula to Anne Rice's VAMPIRE CHRONICLES. BLOOD READ examines a wide range of vampire narratives from the perspective of both writers and scholars and shows how these transformations reflect ongoing changes in postmodern culture.

A Companion to Marx s Capital

I have always liked the parallel between the circulation of capital and the circulation of blood (perhaps because I happened to be born some forty miles ...

Author: David Harvey

Publisher: Verso Trade

ISBN: 1788731549


Page: 768

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The radical geographer guides us through the classic text of political economy. "My aim is to get you to read a book by Karl Marx called Capital, Volume 1, and to read it on Marx's own terms..." The biggest financial crisis since the Great Depression has generated a surge of interest in Marx's work in the effort to understand the origins of our current predicament. For nearly forty years, David Harvey has written and lectured on Capital, becoming one of the world's most foremost Marx scholars. Based on his recent lectures, this current volume aims to bring this depth of learning to a broader audience, guiding first-time readers through a fascinating and deeply rewarding text. A Companion to Marx's Capital offers fresh, original and sometimes critical interpretations of a book that changed the course of history and, as Harvey intimates, may do so again.

Capital Budget with Memorandum

Running expenses , Blood Transfusion Service Subvention to Blood Donors ' Organisations Telephone bills Books and periodicals 13,000 1,900 200 265,000 3,500 ...

Author: Mauritius. Ministry of Finance



Category: Capital budget


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The Economics of the Common Market

According to Article 68 national rules governing the capital and money ... the life - blood , capital , will ebb away if all controls are relinquished .

Author: Dennis Swann

Publisher: Harmondsworth : Penguin Books


Category: Europe

Page: 223

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Monthly Review

In chapter 10 we are shown the ways in which capital treats labor , the use it ... Marx uses a series of images for capital whose unifying theme is blood .




Category: Socialism


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