Reflects on the life and legacy of Canadian political economist Kari Polanyi Levitt
Connects Polanyi Levitt’s work to contemporary challenges, including the COVID-19 pandemic
Draws on a 10-year research project encompassing both interviews and extensive literature review
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Table of contents (5 chapters)
About this book
This book acts as a tribute to the legacy of the Canadian political economist Kari Polanyi Levitt, daughter of Karl Polanyi, one of the great economists of the 20th century. Polanyi Levitt’s life and work were devoted to understanding the scientific and political challenges that humanity faces and the incredible impacts of development, trade, and globalization in their diverse manifestations, including in the context of the current COVID-19 pandemic. This book reflects on Polanyi Levitt’s conviction that the solution to contemporary challenges lies not in the development of sophisticated technologies, but in questioning how we want to live with each other and working to re-embed the economy in the wider social system. Ultimately, the book contends that Polanyi Levitt’s message is simple: humanity must rethink the way we live in this world our place in the universe, and our relationship with nature. Drawing on a 10-year research project encompassing interviews and literature review, this short volume introduces and celebrates Kari Polanyi Levitt's legacy and invites political economists to engage with her work.
- Canadian political economy
- Caribbean region
- globalization Development
- Economic thought
Authors and Affiliations
Université du Québec à Montréal, Montréal, Canada
Michèle Rioux, Hughes Brisson
About the authors
Michèle Rioux is Full Professor at Université du Québec à Montréal and Director of The Center for Research on Integration and Globalization (CEIM), Canada.
Hughes Brisson is Researcher at The Center for Research on Integration and Globalization (CEIM), Canada.
Book Title: Kari Polanyi Levitt and Canadian Political Economy
Authors: Michèle Rioux, Hughes Brisson
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham
Copyright Information: The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2022
Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-87363-9Published: 16 December 2021
eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-87364-6Published: 15 December 2021
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XVII, 70
Number of Illustrations: 3 b/w illustrations, 16 illustrations in colour