Monthly Archives: February 2015

Credit makes you free! Neoliberalism, politics of debt and the subjugation of the working poor

Under the rubric of ‘financial inclusion’, lending to the poor – in both the global North and global South – has become a highly lucrative and rapidly expanding industry since the 1990s. A key inquiry of Susanne Soederberg’s penetrating and … Continue reading

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From Socialism to Neoliberalism: the case of Central Eastern European countries

The transition from communism or socialism to capitalism has proved to be a rockier road than many in the West (think of Fukuyama as an example) anticipated. The degree and character of challenges that countries faced during the transition depended … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s day, consumers! ;-)

Being dominated by a merciless power-seeking wealthy financier – that’s not “Fifty Shades of Grey” story — this is Neoliberalism.  *** Join the Economic Sociology and Political Economy community via Facebook / Twitter / LinkedIn / Google+ / Instagram / Tumblr

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What is Economic Sociology?

What is Economic Sociology? What is embeddedness? How are markets made and where do markets come from? How do politics, networks and culture matter? What are the institutions of political economy? and How does capitalism differ among countries? Well, our community is built to tackle these fundamental and … Continue reading

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Yes, the Battle for Sustainable Development and Green Economy has been Won

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Joan Robinson: Economics has always been partly a vehicle for the ruling ideology

“Economics… has always been partly a vehicle for the ruling ideology of each period as well as partly a method of scientific investigation.”                                   … Continue reading

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