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Karl Polanyi and twenty-first-century capitalism

Radhika Desai and Kari Polanyi Levitt


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 anticipated twenty-first-century civilizational challenges of ecological collapse, social disintegration and international conflict, and warned that the unbridled domination of market capitalism would engender nationalist protective counter-movements. In Karl Polanyi and Twenty-First-Century Capitalism, Radhika Desai and Kari Polanyi Levitt bring together prominent and new thinkers in the field to e ... More

Keywords: Karl Polanyi, Fictitious commodities, Double movement, The reality of society, Socialism, Money as a fictitious commodity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781526127884
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.7765/9781526127891


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Radhika Desai, editor
University of Manitoba

Kari Polanyi Levitt, editor
Concordia University

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