New Agenda: South African Journal of Social and Economic Policy

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Trajectories of accumulation: how neoliberal primitive accumulation is planting the seeds of suicide

Issa G. Shivji


The disparity we see between workers and owners, between rural and urban areas and between colonised and metropolitan countries is the result of a process of unequal exchange that goes back several centuries. Prof Shivji traces the wretched path of expropriation that has shaped social and economic relations over this period and up to the present with a grim warning of how this mode of exchange threatens the very source of life on earth: the seeds we use to grow our food.

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