Polanyi All Over the World: Interview with Bruno de Conti and Patricia Villen

As part of the International Karl Polanyi Society's new column 'Polanyi All Over the World', our members Bruno de Conti and Patricia Villen gave the series' first interview about how to interpret Polanyi's ideas within the Brazilian context. "Polanyi’s core contribution to a deep understanding of capitalism lies in his critical analysis of economic liberalism and its contradictions. This is a key-element for studies on Latin America, because these contradictions are much stronger in peripheral countries, resulting in tragic consequences for its population. For instance: Economic liberalism forces countries, that mainly (or exclusively) rely on the export of natural resources, to maintain the

Polanyi All Over the World: Interview with Attila Melegh

Our founding director, Attila Melegh gave an interview to the International Karl Polanyi Society (IKPS) about the heritage of Karl Polanyi and the context of founding our Research Center. The interview is the third part of the IKPS's series 'Polanyi All Over the World'. "Since the 1960s, Karl Polányi has been an influential thinker in Hungarian social sciences, and the last decade has seen a particularly apparent revival of his thoughts. The Karl Polányi Center for Global Social Studies has an active network of more than 220 critical scholars of all ages and academic ranks from all over the world, interpreting the work of Karl Polányi or using a Polányian-critical framework in their work. On

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