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Capitalism, states and accounting

Catchpowle, Lesley and Cooper, Christine and Wright, Andrew (2004) Capitalism, states and accounting. Critical Perspectives On Accounting, 15 (8). pp. 1037-1058.

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Abstract

This paper is concerned with accounting's relationship to the state and to capitalism. It argues from a theoretical and historical perspective that accounting has been a central part of capitalism's recent restructuring which has involved the state. Using contemporary theories of society the paper views the state, capital and accounting from a holistic perspective seeing the social relations between them rather than seeing each as distinct forms.