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Marx, the labour theory of value and the transformation problem (2016)
Journal Article
Burns, T. (in press). Marx, the labour theory of value and the transformation problem. Capital and Class, doi:10.1177/0309816816678581. ISSN 0309-8168

This article reconsiders what Marx says about the transformation problem in Chapter IX of Capital Volume III, in the light of Marx's claim, made in Capital Volume I, that the value of a commodity is determined by the socially necessary labour time th... Read More

‘Happy slaves’?: the adaptation problem and identity politics in the writings of Amartya Sen (2016)
Journal Article
in the writings of Amartya Sen. International Journal of Social Economics, 43(12), doi:10.1108/IJSE-09-2015-0232. ISSN 0306-8293

This paper examines the relationship between Amartya Sen’s notion of adaptation and his views on identity politics by focusing on the issue of slavery and, more specifically, on the example of the happy or contented slave. The methodological approach... Read More

Hegel and global politics: communitarianism or cosmopolitanism? (2014)
Journal Article
Burns, T. (2014). Hegel and global politics: communitarianism or cosmopolitanism?. Journal of International Political Theory, 10(3), doi:10.1177/1755088214539409. ISSN 1755-0882

This article discusses Hegel’s views on global politics by relating them to the ‘communitarianism versus cosmopolitanism’ debate. I distinguish between three different theoretical positions and three different readings of Hegel, which I associate wit... Read More