Category Archives: community members posts

Political Economy of Labor Repression in the United States

by Andrew Kolin* The task at hand is to place the political economy of repression within the contours of U.S. history and sketch in broad terms how, over time, repression is the product of dynamic and fixed relations between capital and … Continue reading

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Ten years after the 2007-2008 global financial crisis – the human toll in the financial services sector

by Gregor Gall* Ten years ago this summer, the first rumblings of the thunderclap of what would become the global storm of the great financial crisis of 2007-2008 were heard. The first rumble to be heard was of the panic … Continue reading

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India, Modernity and the Great Divergence – Why the Industrial Revolution and Modern Economic Growth first occurred in England

by Kaveh Yazdani*  How come the world’s eight wealthiest men are as rich as half the planet’s population? Why do the vast bulk of the super-rich come from the West despite the rise of Chinese and Indian capital? And why are … Continue reading

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Fictionalizing the Economy and Reviewing Imagined Futures of Capitalism

by Lars Crusefalk* In the book Imagined Futures – Fictional Expectations and Capitalist Dynamics, a leading economic sociologist Jens Beckert argues that social scientists need to put more emphasis on how actors in modern capitalistic societies handle uncertainty in relation to … Continue reading

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Career opportunities: the ones that never knock

      by André Vereta Nahoum A couple of weeks have passed since many countries celebrated on May 1st, Labour Day, alternatively named May Day, but the entire month is devoted to the celebration of the struggles and toils of … Continue reading

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Value and its enigmas: from stained cloths to matrimonial alliances

(A post by André Vereta Nahoum) Since the days economics was basically a British endeavour, the production of value (and price formation) has been one of the most fiercely debated topics of the discipline. Such is the centrality of the issue … Continue reading

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Songs of Society and Market

We are very glad to roll out a new section on the Economic Sociology and Political Economy community blog: Songs of Society and Market. Given the centrality of economic transactions to our lives, it is no surprise that they constitute a common motive … Continue reading

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The Social and Political Evolution of the Chilean Clientelism

Written by Professor Juan Rolando Monroy (LACCS-UK) The Chilean clientelism is rooted in the evolution of the country political system from 1831-1861. Clientelism was managed by a group of landowners, a conservative ruling class, which created an authoritarian system, without interferences of military … Continue reading

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