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Reading Karl Polanyi for the Twenty-First Century

Market Economy as a Political Project

  • Ayşe Buğra
  • Kaan Ağartan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Ayşe Buğra
      Pages 1-10
  3. Reflections on Disembeddedness: Welfare State and Beyond

  4. Commodity Fiction in Contemporary Market Economies (1): Work Today

  5. Commodity Fiction in Contemporary Market Economies (2): Knowledge Today

  6. Patterns of Resistance and Adaptation

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 261-267

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

Inflation money welfare

Authors and affiliations

  • Ayşe Buğra
    • 1
  • Kaan Ağartan
    • 2
  1. 1.IstanbulTurkey
  2. 2.BinghamtonUSA

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