Political economy (Gk: politikos "concerning a state"; oikonomia "the management of a [slave] estate") is a term with several meanings. Originally referring to what Karl Marx called classical political economy, the precursor to modern economics, it has gained other meanings based on reanalysis of its constituent parts - that is, "politics" + "economy" in their modern senses. Modern Marxists also use the term to refer to work which builds on his critique of political economy.
The first and third senses are most likely to be used among leftists.
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