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Economy and Society Selected Writings KARL POLANYI Edited by Claus Thomasberger & Michele Cangiani In a world riven by social and economic crises, from rising inequality to the decay of democratic institutions and profound technological disruption, Polanyi’s pathbreaking account of the dynamics of market capitalism and his defense of society and nature against the dangerous tendencies of the market capitalist system are more relevant than ever. This book brings together Polanyi’s most important articles and essays to give a unique selection of his essential shorter writings, mixing classic texts with significant but previously little-known pieces. It highlights the coherence and richness of Polanyi’s theoretical and political approach, making it indispensable for understanding his overarching intellectual contribution. This book is an invaluable companion to Polanyi’s masterpiece, The Great Transformation, and an essential resource for students and scholars of political economy, sociology, history and political philosophy. KARL POLANYI (1886-1964) was one of the most influential political economists of recent times. His book The Great Transformation is generally acclaimed as being among the most important works of economic history in the twentieth century.
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10 GENERAL INTEREST
The New Authoritarianism Trump, Populism, and the Tyranny of Experts SALVATORE BABONES
The election of Donald Trump and the Brexit vote in the UK have caused panic among liberals worldwide. They argue that the populist backlash represents a dangerous new authoritarianism. But what if the really dangerous authoritarianism is in fact their own? In this provocative book, Salvatore Babones argues that democracy has been undermined by a quiet but devastating power grab conducted by a class of liberal experts. They have advanced a global rights-based agenda which has tilted the balance away from the vibrant unpredictability of democratic decision-making towards the creeping technocratic authority of liberal consensus. Populism represents an imperfect but reinvigorating political flood that has the potential to sweep away decades of institutional detritus and rejuvenate democracy across the west. Babones’s bracing attack on the insidious “new authoritarianism” of the expert class will stimulate and challenge all readers trying to make sense of the political tumult of the recent past. SALVATORE BABONES is Associate Professor of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Sydney.