The Economic Sociology and Political Economy community (ES/PE), founded and led by Dr. Oleg Komlik, is the largest global online scholarly society which brings together academics, 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 economies and economics 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 70,000 members (who generate about 100,000 monthly website views) from about 160 countries: academic faculty, students, policy makers, state bureaucrats, journalists, entrepreneurs, activists, and anyone who is interested in socio-political analysis of the economy and economic organizations. We provide an online platform on which community members satisfy their curiosity, find academic resources, publish their work, share relevant information, exchange ideas, and create collaborations.
Original essays, reviews of illuminating books and important articles, thought-provoking quotes and excerpts, interesting posts from media outlets, instructive videos and podcasts, as well as great academic opportunities (calls for papers, fellowships, job openings, 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, Law and Political Economy, Labor and Welfare, 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 ES/PE community firmly stands for intellectual activism and calls for public engagement of scholars.
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, Instagram, Whatsapp, Tumblr, Telegram, and Reddit in order to be more accessible and reach diverse audiences. While most of our postings are identical on all the networks, if you wish to learn about and attend the most interesting and promising online talks and webinars on various topics in economic sociology and political economy from all over the world, you should follow our Facebook, Twitter, and Linkedin pages, Whatsapp and Telegram channels to have information about these events that are publicized only on our social media a week before they take place.
This blog (EconomicSociology.org), that is ranked as one of the Top 10 Sociology blogs it the world, serves as a database of the ES/PE community’s content. It has a search box and tags, allowing you to find exactly what you want, send direct links to the entries, share them using social plugins, and comment. Though this online library has no pages rustle or confusingly intriguing corridors, it accommodates a focused, rich scholarship collection and literature in Economic Sociology and Political Economy. Have a pleasant and enlightening reading!
You are welcome to spread the word about the ES/PE community, share our websites with your colleagues, students and friends, and of course join us and benefit from Shared Knowledge.
Read more about the ES/PE community, its history and goals here:
— Komlik, Oleg. 2014. “Economic Sociology and Political Economy community.” Accounts- A Newsletter of the ASA Economic Sociology section 13 (2): 8-10.
— Komlik, Oleg. 2014. “The Global Community of Economic Sociology and Political Economy.” Economic Sociology – the European Newsletter 16 (1): 37-38.