Coordinators: Manuel Scholz-Wäckerle
Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
Lukáš Likavčan
Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Ernest Aigner
Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria

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:

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