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Joining 'Deep Politics' with 'Value Production' and 'Alienation' in Globalizing Capitalism

David MacGregor, Prof. Paul Zarembka.

Deep politics, introduced by Peter Dale Scott, concerns hidden and unacknowledged forces that increasingly shape modern political life.This perspective looks at policies and events in order to reveal
bureaucratic, economic, and, at the limit, covert and illegal activities which underlie them. Our paper draws upon our earlier studies of September
11 in *Research in Political Economy* and analyses, within the space permitted, the linkages between deep politics and the process of capital
accumulation as it extends to production of value and alienation characteristic of globalization. 'Deep politics' has neglected relationships connected with the class character of society while focusing on hidden and repressed structures. We attempt to open up and address those relationships, including a reworking of Poulantzas' "fundamental characteristics of the capitalist state".


David MacGregor  (Canada)
King's College, University of Western Ontario

Prof. Paul Zarembka
Department of Economics,
University of Buffalo

  • Deep Politics
  • Capital Accumulation
  • Alienation
  • Capitalist State
Person as Subject
  • Poulantzas, N. Scott, Peter Dale

(30 min Conference Paper, English)