ERC Viewpoints: Monopsony Capital
Wednesday 21st April @ 6pm
Monopsony Capitalism explores the combination of capital’s changing composition and labour’s subjective agency to examine whether the waning days of the ‘sweatshop’ have indeed begun. Focused on the garment and footwear sectors, it introduces a universal logic that governs competition and reshapes the chain.
Ashok Kumar is a Lecturer of Political Economy at Birkbeck, University of London. Ashok published widely in both academic journals on a wide array of topics including land economy, primitive accumulation, globalization, and workers’ bargaining power. His most recent book is Monopsony Capitalism: Power and Production in the Twilight of the Sweatshop Age.