Author Archives: Kari Polanyi Levitt

Interview with Michèle Rioux: Nine Decades of Scientific and Militant Life

KARI POLANYI: Nine Decades of Scientific and Militant Life Michèle Rioux This is a translated transcript of an interview conducted by Professor Michèle Rioux, Director of the Centre d’études sur l’intégration et la mondialisation (CEIM) and full professor in the … Continue reading

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Review of “From the Great Transformation to the Great Financialization: on Karl Polanyi and other essays” by Mel Watkins (on Rabble.ca)

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Comment on Kari Polanyi Levitt’s “From the Great Transformation to the Great Financialization: on Karl Polanyi and other essays” published by Fernwood and Zed books, 2013.

By Roy Culpeper, October 2013 The humanist tradition in economics and the Canadian connection Canadian development economist Kari Polanyi Levitt has a reputation in Canada and abroad as an advocate for economic policies rooted in social justice and distributional equity. … Continue reading

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“From the Great Transformation to the Great Financialization: on Karl Polanyi and Other Essays” by Kari Polanyi, with an afterword from Samir Amin

In Canada, Kari Levitt is known for her path-breaking study Silent Surrender (1970, 2002), which warned of the consequences of permitting industries to be dominated by multinational corporations. In the Caribbean the author is known for her work on the … Continue reading

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New Translation: Karl Polanyi essays in Japanese

Japanese A collection of work by Karl Polanyi was recently published in Japanese as Market Society vs. Human Freedom: Essays of Karl Polanyi. The book includes a new preface by Kari Polanyi Levitt

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New Translation: ‘The Great Transformation’ in Norwegian

Norwegian Karl Polanyi’s most well-known book,  The Great Transformation, has recently been translated for the first time into Norwegian under the title Den liberale utopi. The edition also includes an original preface by Professor Lars Mjøset of the University of Oslo.

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Video: Round Table on Basic Income as Public Policy

Professor Polanyi Levitt speaking at a round table on “Basic Income as Public Policy to Enhance Democracy and Global Justice” with Cristovam Buarque (Brazilian Senate), Claus Offe (Hertie School of Governance, Berlin) and Chaired by Maria Rita Loureiro (FEA/USP) at … Continue reading

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Video: Speech at UWI St. Augustine Conference on the Economy, 2010

Speech at the UWI St. Augustine Conference on the Economy, 2010. Professor Polanyi Levitt pays tribute to the Economics department at the University of the West Indies.

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Three Development Economists: Kari Levitt, Gerry Helleiner and Hans Singer

Kari Polanyi Levitt, Gerry Helleiner and Hans Singer are interviewed in “To and through the UK: Holocaust refugee ethnographies of escape, education, internment and careers in development,” by David Simon, an article which is one output from his project on Holocaust escapees … Continue reading

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Interview with Kari Levitt: ‘Bring the State Back In!’

Revue interventions économiques #45 carries an interview with Kari Levitt by Michèle Rioux on writing Silent Surrender, globalization, and the role of the nation-state. “The Nation-State is the only space in which people can exercise political power. They cannot exercise political … Continue reading

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