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Foundation and empire : a critique of Hardt and Negri

Thompson, P. (2005) Foundation and empire : a critique of Hardt and Negri. Capital and Class, 29 (2). pp. 39-64. ISSN 0309-8168

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In this article, Thompson complements recent critiques of Hardt and Negri's Empire (see Finn Bowring in Capital and Class, no. 83) using the tools of labour process theory to critique the political economy of Empire, and to note its unfortunate similarities to conventional theories of the knowledge economy.