The CasP Project Past, Present, Future

The CasP Project Past, Present, Future

October 8, 2018 | Blair Fix

Shimshon Bichler and Jonathan Nitzan

Abstract

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

Keywords

capital as power, differential accumulation, dominant capital, modes of power

Citation

Bichler, Shimshon and Jonathan Nitzan (2018), ‘The CasP Project: Past, Present, Future’, Review of Capital as Power, Vol. 1, No. 3, pp. 1-39.