The Strategic-Relational Approach: An Interview with Bob Jessop

Q. Why did you become a Marxist and why do you remain a Marxist? Moreover, how can you justify your version of Marxism as Marxism?
A. This is a very interesting question. I never reflected on this issue and then made the decision from one day to the next. It was not like a religious conversion. You do not wake up one day and say “Oh my God, I’m a Marxist” and then elaborate the reasons.

Regulationist and Autopoieticist Reflections on Polanyi’s Account of Market Economies and the Market Society

This article re-interprets and develops Polanyi’s substantive institutionalist analysis of capitalist market economies and the market society in the light of two more recent approaches to the same issues.[1] These are the Parisian ‘regulation school’ on contemporary capitalism and systems-theoretical accounts of the modern economy. All three regard the capitalist economy (or, for autopoietic systems theory, the market economy) as an operationally autonomous system that is nonetheless socially embedded and needful of complex forms of social regulation.

Regulation Theories in Retrospect and Prospect

This on-line version is the pre-copyedited, preprint version. The published version can be found here: ‘Regulation Theories in Retrospect and Prospect’, Economy and Society, 19 (2), May 1990. Abstract This paper presents a detailed methodological critique of the regulation research programme and its application to capitalist economies and the state. It defines four common methodological…

Recovered imaginaries, imagined recoveries: a cultural political economy of crisis construals and crisis-management in the North Atlantic Financial Crisis

This on-line version is the pre-copyedited, preprint version. The published version can be found here: ‘Recovered imaginaries, imagined recoveries: a cultural political economy of crisis construals and crisis-management in the North Atlantic Financial Crisis’, in M. Benner, ed., Beyond the Global Economic Crisis: Economics and Politics for a Post-Crisis Settlement, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 234-54, 2013.…

Credit money, fiat money, and currency pyramids: Reflections on the financial crisis and sovereign debt

This on-line version is the pre-copyedited, preprint version. The published version can be found here: ‘Credit money, fiat money and currency pyramids: reflections on financial crisis and sovereign debt’, in G. Harcourt and J. Pixley, eds, Financial Crises and the Nature of Capitalist Money, Basingstoke: Palgrave-Macmillan, 248-72, 2013. This is the final draft of a…

The World Market, Variegated Capitalism, and the Crisis of European Integration

 This on-line version is the pre-copyedited, preprint version. The published version can be found here: ‘The world market, variegated capitalism, and the crisis of European integration’, in P. Nousios, H. Overbeek, and A. Tsolakis, eds, Globalisation and European Integration: Critical Approaches to Regional Order and International Relations, London: Routledge, 91-111, 2012. This chapter critiques world…

Rethinking the Diversity and Varieties of Capitalism: on Variegated Capitalism in the World Market

This on-line version is the pre-copyedited, preprint version. The published version can be found here: ’Rethinking the diversity of capitalism: varieties of capitalism, variegated capitalism, and the world market’, in G. Wood and C. Lane, eds, Capitalist Diversity and Diversity within Capitalism, London: Routledge, 209-237, 2011. What’s in a name? There are many approaches, some…