Rivista Italiana di Filosofia Politica 2021-03-30T16:02:45+00:00 Editorial Board RIFP Open Journal Systems <p>The Rivista Italiana di Filosofia Politica [RIFP] is an international journal devoted to the study of theoretical issues arising out of moral, legal and political life ommitted to the very highest standards of peer review that publishes academically rigorous and original work in all fields of politics and philosophy. The journal encourages new approaches, including (but not limited to): feminism; environmentalism; critical theory, post-modernism and analytical Marxism; social and public choice theory; law and economics, critical legal studies and critical race studies; and game theoretic, socio-biological and anthropological approaches to politics. It also welcomes work in the history of political thought which builds to a larger philosophical point and work in the philosophy of the social sciences and applied ethics with broader political implications. Featuring a distinguished editorial board from major centres of thought from around the globe, the journal draws equally upon the work of non-philosophers and philosophers and provides a forum of debate between disparate factions who usually keep to their own separate journals. The journal provides a forum for original research articles, reviews and research notes that integrate normative issues within philosophy and political theory with political problems related to processes and phenomena that transgress traditional distinctions between regional, national, international and global levels of politics. In particular it encourages contributions that provide novel ways of approaching and conceptualizing the political challenges the world faces today, for instance in relation to global institutional arrangements, environmental protection, policy development, poverty, technology and knowledge, future generations, and migration.</p> The Communist Manifesto 2021-03-30T15:59:41+00:00 Karl Heinrich Marx Friedrich Engels <p>This modest paper aims to propose that the motivating force of capitalism is in the exploitation of labor, whose unpaid work is the ultimate source of surplus value. The owner of the means of production is able to claim the right to this surplus value because he is legally protected by the ruling regime through property rights and the legally established distribution of shares which are by law distributed only to company owners and their board members. The historical section shows how these rights were acquired in the first place chiefly through plunder and conquest and the activity of the merchant and "middle-man". In producing capital, the workers continually reproduce the economic conditions by which they labour.&nbsp;</p> 2021-03-30T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Karl Heinrich Marx, Engels