The Human Economy
November 2010, Polity
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Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute
"With its interdisciplinary and cosmopolitan approach, [The Human Economy] gives a unique introduction into alternative ways of thinking about our economy that are rarely mentioned in public debates...This book should be compulsory reading for social scientists,especially economists."
Museum Anthropology Review
"A fascinating and very useful read for those interested in how to change the present crisis-ridden economic system."
"This book is a treasure trove for everyone trying to bring the common good and democratic political agency back into economics. International in scope, imaginative in spirit, it brings together the diverse experiences and ideas that could make possible a transition to a social, ecological and democratic global economy. It is a rich resource for emancipatory politics."
Hilary Wainwright, Fellow, Transnational Institute, Co-editor, Red Pepper
"For a nanosecond after the current financial collapse that threatens to engulf all, politicians, the media and decision-makers spoke of the need to build a new, humane, and needs-oriented economy. Quickly, analysis returned to how best to regulate capitalist profligacy, and restore old institutions, assuming this will return things to normal. This book, with its rich ideas and diverse examples, exposes the limitations of such thinking and traces the outlines of an alternative economic system with greater promise."
Ash Amin, Durham University