Module 1: Theories of transformation
Polanyi, K., (2001). The Great Transformation. The Political and Economic Origins of our Time Boston: Beacon press. Chapter 5 & 6, ‘Evolution of the Market Pattern’ & ‘The Self-Regulating Market and the Fictitious Commodities: Labor, Land, and Money’, pp. 59-80.
Hayek, F.v. (1944). The Road to Serfdom, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, (condensed version, published in the Reader’s Digest, April 1945 edition, pp. 39-70.
Block, F. (2001). ‘Introduction’. In K. Polanyi, The Great Transformation. Boston: Beacon Press, pp. vii-xxxviii.
Module 2: Transforming political economies
Kjaer, P.F. (2014). ‘Towards a Sociology of Intermediary Institutions: The Role of Law in Corporatism, Neo-Corporatism and Governance’. In M. R. Madsen and C. Thornhill (eds.), Law and the Formation of Modern Europe: Perspectives from the Historical Sociology of Law, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 117 - 141.
Kjaer, P.F. (2015). ‘Context Construction through Competition: The Prerogative of Public Power, Intermediary Institutions and the Expansion of Statehood through Competition’, Distinktion, 16(2), pp. 146-166.
Module 3: Transforming the corporation
Anderson, E. (2019). Private government: How employers rule our lives (and why we don't talk about it). Princeton: Princeton University Press. Chapter 2: Private government, pp. 37-71.
Barkan, J. 2013. Corporate Sovereignty. Law and Government under Capitalism, Minnesota University Press, Introduction, pp. 1-18.
Blair, M.M. (2013). Corporate Personhood and the Corporate Persona, University of Illinois Law Review, pp. 775-820.
Ciepley, D. (2013). Beyond public and private: Toward a political theory of the corporation. American Political Science Review, 107(1), pp. 139-158.
Ferreras, I. (2017). Firms as political entities: Saving democracy through economic bicameralism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Introduction: ‘What about the Workers?’, pp. 1-20.
Friedman, M. (1970). ‘A Friedman doctrine – The Social Responsibility of Business is to Increase Its Profits‘, The New York Times, September 13.
Module 4: Transforming capitalism
Mazzucato, M. (2021). Mission Economy. A Moonshot Guide to Changing Capitalism (2021). London: Allen Lane, Penguin Books. Chapter 6: ’Good Theory, Good Practice: Seven Principles for a New Political Economy’, pp. 163-203.
Gibson-Graham, J.K., Cameron, J. & Healy, S. (2013). Take Back the Economy. An Ethical Guide for Transforming Our Communities. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
Chapter 1: ’Reframing the Economy, Reframing Ourselves’, pp. 1-16.
Fraser, N. & Jaeggi, R. (2018). Capitalism. A Conversation in Critical Theory, Cambridge: Polity Press. Chapter 1: ’Conceptualizing Capitalism’, pp. 13-47 (until the end of the paragraph).
Wright, E. O. (2019). How to Be an Anti-Capitalist in the 21st Century. London: Verso Books. Chapter 3: ’Varieties of Anticapitalism’, pp. 37-64.
Henderson, R. (2020). Reimagining Capitalism in a World on Fire. New York: Public Affairs. Chapter 2: ’Reimagining Capitalism in Practice. Welcome to the World’s Most Important Conversation’, pp.31-47.
Clarence-Smith, S. & Monticelli, L. (2022). ‘Flexible institutionalisation in Auroville: a prefigurative alternative to development’, Sustainability Science, first online 1. March, pp. 1-12.
Module 5: Transforming organizing
Chen, K.K. & Chen, V.T. (2021). ‘“What If” and “If Only” Futures Beyond Conventional Capitalism and Bureaucracy: Imagining Collectivist and Democratic Possibilities for Organizing’, Research in the Sociology of Organizations, (72), pp. 1-28.
Davis, G. F. (2016). ‘Can an Economy Survive Without Corporations? Technology and Robust Organizational Alternatives.’ Academy of Management Perspectives, 30(2), pp. 129–140.
Rothschild-Whitt, J. (1979). ‘The Collectivist Organization: An Alternative to Rational-Bureaucratic Organizations’. American Sociological Review, 44, pp. 509–527.
Gümüsay, A. A., & Reinecke, J. (2022). ‘Researching for Desirable Futures: From Real Utopias to Imagining Alternatives’. Journal of Management Studies, 59(1), pp. 236-242.
Johnsen, C.G., Olaison, L. & Sørensen, B.M., (2018). ‘Put your style at stake: A new use of sustainable entrepreneurship’, Organization Studies 39(2-3), pp. 397–415.