Søren Mads Mau

The Economic Power of Capital

The aim of the project is to develop a conceptual apparatus that will enable us to understand relations of power in the capitalist economy. On the basis of a close and critical reading of Karl Marx’s critique of political economy, I will attempt to describe the processes and mechanisms through which capital imposes itself on the life of society. My claim is that capitalism is characterised by a specific form of economic power, i.e. a form of impersonal, structural and abstract domination embedded in the economic processes in capitalism.