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Ethics and Politics in Contemporary Theory Between Critical Theory and Post-Marxism by Mark Devenney

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Notes

1 The ends of Marx(ism)?

1 Despite the diversity of interpretive traditions within the Marxist tradition, most are held hostage by the need to deal with the spectre of economism. This is true even in instances when Marxist theorists seem to have developed other aspects of the Marxist tradition such as the analysis of ideology as a means of addressing polyphony in interpretive terms. Economic determinism is invoked as an insurance policy on epistemological security, ontological certainty and political action.

2 For a good discussion of the vicissitudes of these debates see Daly, Glyn (2002) ‘Globalisation and the Constitution of Political Economy’ in Politics and Post-structuralism: An Introduction (ed.) Valentine and Finlayson, Edinburgh ...

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