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The Crisis and After: There Is No Alternative?

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  • Timur Han Gür

    ()
    (Department of Economics, Hacettepe University, Turkey)

  • Naci Canpolat

    ()
    (Department of Economics, Hacettepe University, Turkey)

  • Hüseyin Özel

    ()
    (Department of Economics, Hacettepe University, Turkey)

Abstract

The present paper devises an account of the possibilities that the recent crisis opens up for capitalism, which dwells upon its history. The paper takes three propositions as its starting point: First, capitalism, which must solve the problem of coordination of the decisions of different agents in changing environment, is prone to periodic and structural crises because of its very institutional structure. Second, thus, crises should be seen as signs that indicate that economic and social institutional matrix is at fault, which requires new “solutions”. Third, an appropriate account of capitalism must also take into account that crises usually require transformation almost the entire economic and socio-political institutional structure of the system. Having said this, we try to address briefly to possible and likely transformation.

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Article provided by Savez ekonomista Vojvodine, Novi Sad, Serbia in its journal Panoeconomicus.

Volume (Year): 58 (2011)
Issue (Month): 1 (March)
Pages: 113-133

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Handle: RePEc:voj:journl:v:58:y:2011:i:1:p:113-133

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Keywords: Capitalism; Crisis; Institutional transformation;

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  2. Phillip Anthony O’Hara, 2012. "Institutional Regimes, Long Wave Systemic Risk and Great International Crisis of 2008-2012," Panoeconomicus, Savez ekonomista Vojvodine, Novi Sad, Serbia, vol. 59(1), pages 1-12, March.
  3. Danilo Šuković, 2014. "Did Economic Inequality Cause the Economic Crisis," Panoeconomicus, Savez ekonomista Vojvodine, Novi Sad, Serbia, vol. 61(3), pages 369-387, June.
  4. Howard Stein, 2012. "The Neoliberal Policy Paradigm and the Great Recession," Panoeconomicus, Savez ekonomista Vojvodine, Novi Sad, Serbia, vol. 59(4), pages 421-440, September.

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