Coordinators: Katarzyna Gruszka
Malmö University, Sweden
Georgios Liagouras
University of the Aegean, Greece
Manuel Scholz-Wäckerle
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:

  • evolutionary economics, international political economy
  • neo- and post-Marxism, post-structuralism
  • evolutionary theory, complex adaptive systems
  • environmental philosophy, political ecology
  • variation and transformation of global capitalist development
  • the analysis of modern capitalism (platform capitalism, or more broadly, digital economy)
  • alternatives to the present neoliberal status-quo (collaborative economy, commons, ..., democracy).