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.

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 Complexities of Competition and Competitiveness: Challenges for Competition Law and Economic Governance in Variegated Capitalism

This on-line version is the pre-copyedited, preprint version. The published version can be found here: ‘The complexities of competition and competitiveness: challenges for competition law and economic governance in variegated capitalism’, in M.W. Dowdle, J. Gillespie, and I. Maher, eds, Asian Capitalism and the Regulation of Competition: Towards a Regulatory Geography of Global Competition Law,…

The North Atlantic Financial Crisis and Varieties of Capitalism: a Minsky and/or Marx Moment? And perhaps Max Weber too?

This on-line version is the pre-copyedited, preprint version. The published version can be found here:  ‘The North Atlantic financial crisis and varieties of capitalism: a Minsky moment and/or a Marx moment? And perhaps Weber too?’ in S. Fadda and P. Tridico, eds, Financial Crisis, Labour Markets and Institutions, London: Routledge, 40-59, 2013. This chapter poses…

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…

The Capitalist State and the Rule of Capital: Problems in the Analysis of Business Associations

This on-line version is the pre-copyedited, preprint version. The published version can be found here: ‘The capitalist state and the rule of capital: problems in the analysis of business associations’, West European Politics, 6 (2), 139-62, 1983. *** This paper explore some theoretical problems involved in making an adequate empirical analysis of employers’ organizations and…