Category Archives: Capitalism

¡Obedece, produce, consume! Y… sobretodo no pienses

Pero además de estar en pie de guerra, paralelamente, se cierne otro gran debate que incluso resta importancia a la política educativa. ¿Los sistemas educativos actuales, ya no solo en España sino en el resto del mundo, son coherentes con … Continue reading

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Empathy Imperiled: Capitalism, Culture, and the Brain

Empathy is putting oneself in another’s emotional and cognitive shoes and then acting appropriately. The evolutionary process has given rise to a hard-wired neural system, described as “the most radical of human emotions, that equips us to connect with one … Continue reading

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Subvertir la question des Communs

Face à la toute puissance du paradigme orthodoxe en économie, pour lequel les arrangements contractuels privés sont les plus efficients, une réponse théorique hétérodoxe s’est saisie des communs pour contester les fondements du tout-marché. Dans ce texte, David Harvey montre … Continue reading

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The Methodology of Polanyi’s Great Transformation

Polanyi’s book on The Great Transformation provides an analysis of the emergence and significance of capitalist economic structures which differs radically from those currently universally taught in economic textbooks. This analysis is based on a methodological approach which is also … Continue reading

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The Self-Organisation of Politics, Power and the Nation State

Society is self-organising or re-creative in the sense that new emergent structures result from interactions of actors, these structures enable and constrain actions and stimulate further practices. Political self-organisation is a reflexive process where political agents co-ordinate their actions in … Continue reading

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Modern Society – A Complex, Evolutionary, Self-Organising, Antagonistic System

The aim of this paper is to outline some foundational aspects of a theory of self-organising social change. Synchronous social self-organisation is based on a contradiction between structures and actors that produces emergent results. The cycle of expanded reproduction of … Continue reading

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The Self-Organisation of Society

The aim of this paper is to outline some aspects of the self-organisation of society based on a dialectical methodology. On a very general level, society can be characterised as a re-creative system: By mutual productive relationships of social structures … Continue reading

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The European Crisis and a Political Critique of Capitalism

The European crisis has provoked widespread critique of capitalist arrangements in most if not all countries in Europe. But to what extent do contemporary social protest and critique indicate a revival of critical capacity? The range of criticisms against the … Continue reading

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Critical Theory and Contemporary Social Movements – Conceptualizing Resistance in the Neoliberal Age

The advent of an unregulated and financial form of capitalism, combined with a sharp rise in income inequalities and economic insecurity since the 1970s, appears to pose, at first glance, a significant challenge for the relevance of the works of … Continue reading

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Capitalism or Information Society? The fundamental question of the present Structure of Society

Theodor W. Adorno asked in 1968: What is the fundamental question of the present structure of society? Do we live in late capitalism or an industrial society? In today’s society, we can reformulate this question: What is the fundamental question … Continue reading

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