Edited by Mark Harvey, Ronnie Ramlogan and Sally Randles

Karl Polanyi; New Perspectives on the Place of the Economy in Society (book cover)
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ISBN: 978-0719073328
Pages: 303
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ISBN: 978-0719073335
Pages: 304

The work of Karl Polanyi has gained in influence in recent years to become a point of reference to a wide range of leading authors in the fields of economics, politics, sociology and social policy. Karl Polanyi; New Perspectives on the Place of the Economy in Society is a combination of reflections on, and assessment of, the nature of Polanyi's contribution and new strands of work, both theoretical and empirical, that has been inspired by Polanyi's insights. It gathers together the key contributions to the first ever workshop on the work of Karl Polanyi held in the United Kingdom. Several of the contributions develop Polanyian ideas in relation to contemporary capitalism. However, in a critical spirit, other contributions in the volume substantially transform his concept 'instituted economic process' in considering a broad range of contemporary socio-economic change: markets for mobile telephony, call centre operations and European labour markets.

About Mark Karvey, Ronnie Ramlogan and Sally Randles

Mark Harvey is Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Research in Innovation and Competition at the University of Manchester. Ronnie Ramlogan is Research Fellow at the Centre for Research in Innovation and Competition at the University of Manchester. Sally Randles Research Fellow at the Centre for Research in Innovation and Competition at the University of Manchester.

 

Table of Contents of Karl Polanyi; New Perspectives

  1. Preface - Kari Polanyi-Levitt
  2. Working with and beyond Polanyian perspectives - Mark Harvey, Sally Randles and Ronnie Ramlogan

PART I: Working within the legacy of Polanyi

  1. The forgotten institutions - Michele Cangiani
  2. Institutions, politics and culture: a Polanyian perspective on economic change - John Harriss
  3. The enforcement of contracts and property rights: constitutive versus epiphenomenal conceptions of law - Geoffrey Hodgson
  4. Karl Polanyi and the instituted process of economic democratisation - Marguerite Mendell
  5. Reinstituting the economic process: (re)embedding the economy in society and nature - Fikret Adaman, Pat Devin and Begum Ozkaynak
  6. Moral philosophy and economic sociology: what MacIntyre learnt from Polanyi - Peter McMylor

PART II: New directions

  1. Issues for a neo-Polanyian research agenda in economic sociology - Sally Randles
  2. Instituting economic processes in society - Mark Harvey
  3. Labour markets as instituted economic process: a comparison of France and the UK - Nathalie Moncel
  4. Telephone transactions: instituting new processes of exchange and distribution - Miriam Glucksmann
  5. Instituted economic processes in the telecommunications sector - Andrea Mina
  6. Corporate merger as dialectical double movement and instituted process - Sally Randles and Ronnie Ramlogan