Quotation Gruszka, Katarzyna, Scholz-Wäckerle, Manuel, Aigner, Ernest. 2020. Planetary carambolage: The evolutionary political economy of technology, nature and work. Review of Evolutionary Political Economy. 273-293.




The following editorial introduces the special issue (SI) on “Work, Environment and Planetary-scale Computation in Political-Economic Evolution”. Here, however, we go beyond an outline of what each contribution to the SI addresses, and attempt to draw a more pronounced shared embedding of the arguments that have come to the fore. The original idea of this SI was to synthesize a range of contemporary global political-economic challenges, i.e. (1) technology (esp. digital transformation), (2) nature (esp. ecological crisis) and (3) work (esp. precarization via the evolving platform economy). The main argument developed in this editorial reflection focuses on the common ground and origin of those processes found in the complex evolution of capitalist development. We frame the latter by assigning it a new term, i.e. “planetary carambolage”.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Review of Evolutionary Political Economy
Language English
Title Planetary carambolage: The evolutionary political economy of technology, nature and work
Year 2020
Page from 273
Page to 293
Reviewed? Y
URL https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s43253-020-00030-3?fbclid=IwAR2cEh5kinJ6re2ziC06gnFwhYXrWsy2PcmrKK3paMjEtyGtUB8jEB6EKiY#citeas
DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/s43253-020-00030-3
Open Access Y
Open Access Link https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s43253-020-00030-3?fbclid=IwAR2cEh5kinJ6re2ziC06gnFwhYXrWsy2PcmrKK3paMjEtyGtUB8jEB6EKiY#citeas


Gruszka, Katarzyna (Details)
Scholz-Wäckerle, Manuel (Details)
Aigner, Ernest (Details)
Institute for Ecological Economics IN (Details)
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5118 Political science (Details)
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