Issue no.60
Autumn '96


Behind the News
Offers that Can Be Refused
Ruggiero, Vincenzo
According to recent research, Britain is developing its own form of organized crime which poses more serious threats than its 'alien' counterparts. The author analyses the features of such form of criminal enterprise and highlights the work logic informing it.


Disadvantage and New Prosperity in Restructured Belfast
Cebulla, Andreas; Smyth, Jim
This article examines the effects of economic restructuring and state policy on the social structure of Belfast. It is argued that the interaction of these two processes has created new spatial and class inequalities alongside embedded sectarian processes.


From War Profits to Peace Dividends: The New Political Economy of Isreal
Nitzan, Jonathan; Bichler, Shimshon
The transformation of the Israeli economy from a war footing to peace dividends is part of a global change in the nature of accumulation and the structure of ownership.


Money and Credit in Socialist Economies: A Reconsideration
Itoh, Makoto
A new theoretical view of money and credit in socialist economies, suggesting variously possible ways to use the socialist forms of money and credit.


Stakeholder Economy? From Utility Privatisation to New Labour
Froud, Julie; Haslam, Colin; Johal, Sukhdev; Shaoul, Jean; Williams, Karel
The authors criticize New Labour's political economy, implying that it is utopian because Blair fantasises about general benefits for all while denying the structural reality of distributive conflict between stakeholders.


Book Review 60
Ray Kiely: Sociology and Development reviewed by Alfredo Saad Filho / Peter Hain: Ayes to the Left: A Future for Socialism reviewed by Martin Spence / Werner Bonefeld and John Holloway (eds.): Global Capital, National State and the Politics of Money reviewed by Derek Kerr / Martin J. Walker: Dirty Medicine: Science, Big Business and the Assault on Natural Health Care reviewed by John Abraham / Marc Augé (translated by John Howe): Non-places: Introduction to an anthropology of supermodernity reviewed by David Harvie / Lise Vogel: Woman Questions: Essays for a Materialist Feminism reviewed by Filio Diamanti / Edith Kuiper and Jolande Sap (eds.): Out of the Margins: Feminist Perspectives on Economics reviewed by Irene Bruegel / Murray Bookchin: From Urbanization to Cities: Towards a New Politics of Citizenship reviewed by Rob Atkinson / Steve Ludlam and Martin J. Smith (eds.): Contemporary British Conservatism reviewed by Paul Reynolds / Alan Woods and Ted Grant: Reason in Revolt: Marxist Philosophy and Modern Science reviewed by Jonathan Joseph

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