Chris Harman


Explaining the Crisis

A Marxist Re-Appraisal


Chris Harman, Explaining the Crisis (Bookmarks, London), 1984.
Reprinted 1987.
Reprinted with a new introduction 1999.
© Bookmarks Publications.
Transcribed & marked up by Einde O’Callaghan for the Marxists’ Internet Archive.


1. Marx’s theory of crisis and its critics

2. The crisis last time

3. State capitalism, the arms economy and the crisis today

Other theories of crisis

1. Wages as the cause of the crisis
2. Government spending as the cause of crisis
3. ‘Long wave’ theories of crisis
4. A crisis of hegemony?
5. A raw materials crisis?
6. Institutional crisis theories
7. Theories of monopoly and stagnation


Last updated on 28 June 2019