The Economic Sociology and Political Economy community (ES/PE), founded and run by Oleg Komlik, is the largest global online scholarly society which brings together researchers, students, practitioners and activists interested in these fields of study and life. Our primary purpose is to disseminate the insights of socio-political research on the economy to the public and academics.
The community was established in June 2011 and since then has become a unique source of knowledge and widely recognized virtual venue for interaction among more than 45,000 members (who generate about 130,000 monthly website views) from about 130 countries: academic faculty, students, policy makers, state bureaucrats, journalists, entrepreneurs and activists, and anyone who is interested in socio-political analysis of the economy and economic organizations. We aim to provide a useful platform on which community members can satisfy their intellectual curiosity, share relevant information, exchange ideas and create collaborations.
Enlightening books and articles, interesting posts from the leading blogs, sharp quotes, instructive videos, important calls for papers, fellowships, job opportunities, and more – are regularly being brought to the attention of our followers; and all these related to topics in Economic Sociology, Political Economy, Social Study of Markets and Finance, Labor and Welfare research, and Sociology of Economics.
The ES/PE community often serves as a teaching resource in order to arouse and deepen students’ interest in the subject matter. The community also firmly stands for public engagement of scholars and academics.
In addition to this blog (to which you may subscribe via email), the ES/PE community is based on the main social media: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Reddit and Tumblr in order to be more accessible and reach diverse audiences. The posts are identical on all the networks and they are out at the same time.
The main goal of this blog (EconomicSociology.org) is to be the Library of the ES/PE community. Over the years, hundreds of posts, reviews and digests of books and articles have been posted on our social media websites, but their dynamic interfaces do not provide a convenient platform to keep these academic works available and accessible. Therefore, this blog serves as an online research database. It’s easy for navigation and use: search box and tags will help you to find exactly what you want based on your interests; you can send direct links to the entries, to share them using social plugins and of course to comment.
Though this online library has no pages rustle or confusingly intriguing corridors, it does accommodate a focused, rich scholarship collection and literature in Economic Sociology and Political Economy. Have a pleasant and enlightening reading!
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