Reading Karl Polanyi for the Twenty-First Century

Market Economy as a Political Project

Authors: Bugra, A., Agartan, K., Bu?ra, Ay?e

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Using Karl Polanyi's analysis of the separation of politics and the economy, the book argues that the market economy is not a spontaneous process, but a 'political project' realized through institutional change where labour, land, money, and currently knowledge are commodities. The contributions explore the impact of this commodification process.

About the authors

AYSE BUGRA completed her Ph.D. in economics at McGill University, UK. She is currently a professor at Ataturk Institute of Modern Turkish History and the founding director of the research center 'Social Policy Forum' at Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey. Her fields of specialization are History and Methodology of Economics, Development Economics, and Comparative Social Policy. Her publications include On Economics and Human Behavior (in Turkish, 1989, 1994, 2001, 2003, 2005), State and Business in Modern Turkey: A Comparative Study (1994), State, Market and Organizational Form (co-edited with Behlül Üsdiken, Walter de Gruyter, 1997), and Islam in Economic Organizations (1999). She has published articles in different edited collections and in such journals as South Atlantic Quarterly, Economics and Philosophy, International Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Technological Change and Social Forecasting, Current Anthropology, Review of Radical Political Economy, MAUSS. She translated The Great Transformation by Karl Polanyi into Turkish (1986, 2000, 2003, 2005).

KAAN AGARTAN is a Ph.D. candidate in Sociology at the State University of New York at Binghamton, USA, and currently a research fellow at the research center 'Social Policy Forum' at Bogazici University, Istanbul.

Reviews

"Fruitfully peering into the 'knowledge economy,' intellectual property rights, and the scientific revolution, Bugra and Agartan's book refines Karl Polanyi's framework. The authors venture into issues beyond Polanyi's compass. This critical engagement with his analysis of 'free markets' and moral well-being yields fresh insights into transformative forces today."

- James H. Mittelman, University Professor of International Affairs, American University


Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Buğra, Ayşe

    Pages 1-10

  • Suppressing the Double Movement to Secure the Dictatorship of Finance

    Bienefeld, Manfred

    Pages 13-31

  • The 1970s and After: The Political Economy of Inflation and the Crisis of Social Democracy

    Devine, Pat

    Pages 33-47

  • The Slight Transformation: Contesting the Legacy of Karl Polanyi

    Lacher, Hannes

    Pages 49-64

  • Labor Recommodification in the Global Transformation

    Standing, Guy

    Pages 67-93

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Reading Karl Polanyi for the Twenty-First Century
Book Subtitle
Market Economy as a Political Project
Authors
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Ay?e Bu?ra and Kaan A?artan
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-60718-7
DOI
10.1057/9780230607187
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-8393-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-53948-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 267
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