Coordinators: Manuel Scholz-Wäckerle
Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
manuel.scholz-waeckerle@wu.ac.at
Katarzyna Gruszka
Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
katarzyna.gruszka@wu.ac.at
Lukáš Likavčan
Masaryk University, Czech Republic
likavcan.lukas@gmail.com
Ernest Aigner
Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
ernest.aigner@wu.ac.at

In this research area we explore conceptions of evolutionary political economy in the spirit of Marx, Schumpeter, Veblen and Georgescu-Roegen. We pursue a non-dogmatic account in investigating collectives of inertia, change and progress (e.g. assemblages, actor-networks, meso structures). Technology and institutions are assigned an equal and interdependent role in evolutionary political economic change where socio-technical complexes are subject to ideological appropriation and are therefore in the center of hegemonic conflicts.

We invite contributions aiming to synthesize two or more of the following approaches:

  • evolutionary economics, international political economy
  • neo- and post-Marxism, post-structuralism
  • evolutionary theory, complex adaptive systems
  • environmental philosophy, political ecology