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A Dynamic Systems View of Economic and Political Theory

Since the Early Modern period, political theory has assumed methodological individualism, similar to the atomistic mechanism that prevailed in physics. This leads to a combinatorial, linear political theory centred on individual actions serving individual interests. Similar trends developed in economics … Continue reading

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The Relational Economy: Geographies of Knowing and Learning

How are firms, networks of firms, and production systems organized and how does this organization vary from place to place? What are the new geographies emerging from the need to create, access, and share knowledge, and sustain competitiveness? In what … Continue reading

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Complexity and the Economy

Economics is currently undergoing its most profound change since the 1800s. Instead of seeing the economy as a perfectly ordered, rational system, economists are beginning to see it as an ecology of actions, forecasts, strategies, and technologies that are always … Continue reading

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Economic networks

Social relations are crucial for understanding diverse economic actions and a network perspective is central to that explanation. Simple exchanges involving money, labor, and commodities combine into complexily connected systems. Economic networks span many levels of analysis, from persons (consumers, … Continue reading

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The Economics of Revolution

A new paradigm is organically evolving: new economic systems, sustainable communities, solar energy, organic farming, liquid democracy, worker co-ops and new media. For all the problems we are confronted by, there are existing viable solutions. There is much to feel … Continue reading

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Social and Cultural Dimensions of Market Expansion

We have identified three dimensions of market expansion: the growth of  market  oriented production and trade, internal and external market integration and the creation of  virtual markets. These three processes can occur side by side and are connected with social … Continue reading

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Politics and economics in global questions about childhood and youth . . .

Are we failing in our combined research endeavours to get at the core questions facing children and young people today? What can we expect to do, and how? Recent global events seem to suggest that we should be paying increasing … Continue reading

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Economics and Society – Freedom-creativity and social justice

The essay discusses the role and meaning of ethics in the working and organization of the economy and the relationships of this with other branches of social system; it seems to us this is the core of the ethical question … Continue reading

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Plenitude: The New Economics of True Wealth

In Plenitude economist and bestselling author Juliet Schor offers a groundbreaking intellectual statement about the economics and sociology of ecological decline, suggesting a radical change in how we think about consumer goods, value, and ways to live. Humans are degrading … Continue reading

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On The Solidarity Economy: A Q&A with Mira Luna

Shareable publisher Neal Gorenflo and founder of the Foundation for P2P Alternatives Michel Bauwens talked with solidarity economy activist and organizer Mira Luna about the historical moment and what’s coming soon from alternative economies. Read

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