Book Launch – Repatriating Polanyi: Market Society in the Visegrád States by Chris Hann

Karl Polanyi Research Center for Global Social Studies is happy to announce the book launch: Repatriating Polanyi: Market Society in the Visegrád States by Chris Hann published by CEU Press in 2019 Karl Polanyi’s “substantivist” critique of market society has found new popularity in the era of neoliberal globalization. The author reclaims this polymath for contemporary anthropology, especially economic anthropology, in the context of Central Europe, where Polanyi (1886–1964) grew up. The Polanyian approach illuminates both the communist era, in particular the “market socialist” economy which evolved under János Kádár in Hungary, as well as the post-communist transformations of property relat

"The neoliberal order brings right-wing elites into power" – Interview with Attila Melegh

Attila Melegh, founding director of our Research Center was interviewed by Stefan Schwendtner at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology on the occasion of his 5 months work there as guest researcher. "The Hungarian sociologist, economist, historian and renowned analyst of the authoritarian turn in Eastern Europe, Attila Melegh has been a guest researcher at the MPI for Social Anthropology for the past five months. He is a professor at Corvinus University, Budapest, and senior researcher at the Demographic Research Institute, Budapest. As he is the founding director of the Karl Polanyi Research Center for Global Social Studies at Corvinus University we wanted to know how he sees the

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