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Karl Polanyi and twenty-first-century capitalism

Radhika Desai and Kari Polanyi Levitt (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781526127884
eISBN:
9781526155450
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526127891
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Karl Polanyi (1886–1964) returned to public discourse in the 1990s, when the Soviet Union imploded and globalization erupted. Best known for The Great Transformation, Polanyi’s wide-ranging thought ... More


Commodified money and crustacean nations1

Radhika Desai

in Karl Polanyi and twenty-first-century capitalism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781526127884
eISBN:
9781526155450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526127891.00011
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Though Polanyi referred to three distinct fictitious commodities, one, money, and the fate of the apex structure that commodified it, the gold standard, structured The Great Transformation’s ... More


Fictitious ideas, social facts and the double movement: Polanyi’s framework in the age of neoliberalism

Claus Thomasberger

in Karl Polanyi and twenty-first-century capitalism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781526127884
eISBN:
9781526155450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526127891.00015
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

In the last decades, Karl Polanyi has gained recognition as one of the most important social scientists of the twentieth century. His seminal book, The Great Transformation, is listed among ... More


Monsieur le Capital and Madame la Terre on the brink

Penelope Ciancanelli and David Fasenfest

in Towards Just and Sustainable Economies: The Social and Solidarity Economy North and South

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781447327226
eISBN:
9781447327240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447327226.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Marx and Polanyi each proposed that land, labour and capital are central aspects of capitalist development. For Marx they were the foundation of a free-trade ideology that obscured labour’s central ... More


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