The Entropy of Capitalism (Studies in Critical Social Sciences (Brill Academic))

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Within the context of the ecological crisis of the twenty-first century, the book integrates Marxism and systems theory to reveal finance capital and the ‘war on terror’ as complementary responses of a capitalism reduced to parasitising upon symptoms of chaos.

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Robert Biel M, PhD (1991) International Relations, London School of Economics, teaches political ecology at University College London and publishes extensively, including The New Imperialism (Zed Books, 2000). He researches systems theory and conducts a wide-ranging practical programme on urban agriculture.

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[...] Robert Biel has produced an analysis, synthesizing all of these developments [on the various overlapping
crises of the present], that certainly deserves a place on your bookshelf. It is a fascinating and insightful book, about which there is too much to say, every page warranting copious marginalia and underlining.
David Tyfield, Journal of Critical Realism, 12.1 (2013) 112-128

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