Daily Archives: January 16, 2013

The Relationship between Economics and Sociology – The Problem of Embeddedness

This essay aims to analyse the most recent acquisitions in economic sociology, setting out from the problem of embeddedness. Firstly, the contribution offered by Mark Granovetter shall be illustrated, demonstrating how the interpretation proposed by this scholar is concentrated on … Continue reading

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Polanyi’s Double Movement and the Reconstruction of Critical Theory

This essay will attempt to develop a theoretical reconstruction of Polanyi’s double movement concept – showing the theoretical foundations on which it rests and arguing that this reconstructed theory of the double movement has the potential to be an important … Continue reading

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Institutions, Politics and Culture – a Polanyian Perspective on Economic Change

Karl Polanyi’s The Great Transformation is a powerful historical and moral critique of those great changes in societies that he sought to characterize and to explain in terms of the attempt to establish self-regulating markets. The notion of a ‘self-regulating … Continue reading

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Going Global – The Transnational Politics of the Dalit Movement

This article analyses the involvement of the Dalits (formerly ‘untouchables’) in the World Social Forum (WSF) processes. The focus will be on one networked organization in particular, the National Campaign for Dalit Human Rights (NCDHR) as a key organization which … Continue reading

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Globalization and Contestation: A Polanyian Problematic

The Polanyian problematic presents us with a unified, complex, and dialectical means to interpret globalization and its social contestation by diverse social and political forces. For Karl Polanyi, globalization as we know it would probably be conceived of as an … Continue reading

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