Foundation and empire: a critique of Hardt and Negri

P. Thompson

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-64
Number of pages25
JournalCapital and Class
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2005


  • knowledge economy
  • labour process theory
  • labour
  • human resource management

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