We use cookies to provide essential features and services. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies .


Warehouse Stock Clearance Sale

Grab a bargain today!

The Reconstructing Karl Polanyi


Product Description
Product Details

Table of Contents

1. Reconstructing Sociology
2. The Marxist Orbit: Polanyi's Double Movement
3. Capital versus the Demos
4. Democratic Tyranny: The Soviet Union
5. Reconstructing The Great Transformation
6. Regionalism and the European Union
7. Intellectuals and the Red Scare
8. Redistribution and Market Exchange in Mesopotamia
9. Markets in Ancient Greece: The Challenge of the New Institutionalism (with Matthijs Krul)

About the Author

Gareth Dale is Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at Brunel University, England. He is the author of First the Transition, then the Crash (Pluto, 2011), Reconstructing Karl Polanyi (Pluto, 2016) and Karl Polanyi: The Limits of the Market (Polity, 2010).


'Indispensable for understanding and applying Polanyian thought. Dale's book is a model of critical scholarship, placing Polanyi in historical context and skillfully tracing thedevelopment of his theory'

-- Wolfgang Streeck, Emeritus Director of the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, author of Buying Time and How Will Capitalism End?

'A great asset for the left in the critique of capitalist market economy'

-- Tamas Krausz, author of Reconstructing Lenin: An Intellectual Biography (Monthly Review Press, 2015)

'A magisterial culmination of the author's extensive decade-long research'

-- LSE Review of Books

'Revitalises, brings back, and inverts Polanyi's thought'

-- Alicia Giron, Professor and Researcher of the Economic Research Institute (IIEc) at the National University of Mexico

'No one digs deeper than Gareth Dale into Polanyi's mindset, into his politics as well as his scholarship'

-- Chris Hann, Director, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Germany

'Full of gems and every paragraph reads like a dense fascinating summary of big debates ... there is much of interest here'

-- Green Left Weekly

Ask a Question About this Product More...
Write your question below:
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond World Ltd.
Back to top