Ecology, democracy, and covid-19: Rereading and radicalizing Karl Polanyi

Eren Duzgun

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2 Citations (Scopus)


This chapter argues that Karl Polanyi’s economic sociology offers foundational concepts for a radical analysis of the social and ecological conditions that have caused the coronavirus pandemic. Furthermore, it shows that Polanyi’s work, often claimed for social democracy, has the potential to provide much more radical insights into the question as to how to “re-embed” our economies, thereby leading to a fundamental rethinking about the ways in which the present crisis can be overcome.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCOVID-19
Subtitle of host publicationTwo Volume Set
PublisherTaylor and Francis
PagesVol1: 54-Vol1: 67
ISBN (Electronic)9781000429725
ISBN (Print)9780367701475
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2021
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (all)
  • Medicine (all)


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