Provisioning & Foundational Economy

The dominant economic paradigm has failed to account for the ecological devastation and increasing social inequality that have marked recent decades. The theoretical framework of social provisioning systems demands an expanded view of the economy as embedded within society and within the natural environment more broadly. It allows for us to consider the deeply inter-related nature of economic goals, social aims, and the well-being of the natural environment.  Provisioning systems, including elements such as infrastructures, regulations and social institutions, structure how everyday life can be lived, thereby establishing the conditions of possibility for a good life for all within planetary boundaries.

The webinar series “Shaping Provisioning Systems for Socio-Ecological Transformation” will take a deep dive into these connections, asking: 
What are the potential synergies and antagonisms between social and environmental policies? What would it mean to democratize provisioning systems, and what are the barriers and opportunities to democratization? What concrete strategies exist for intervening in existing systems of provisioning?

These questions and more form part of a series of webinars organized by the International Karl Polanyi Society, taking place in October and November of 2022. Have a look at our previous and upcoming webinars below!


Upcoming Webinars

Online Webinar 
Colleen Schneider, Katharina Bohnenberger, Halliki Kreinin, Luca Calafati

Online Webinar 
Richard Bärnthaler, Margaret Haderer, Matthew Noah Smith, Viviana Asara

Previous Webinars

April 21st, 2021

Plenary at the 15th International Karl Polanyi Conference
Andreas Novy, Dani Rodrik, Margaret Somers 

July 7th, 2021

Online Webinar 
Julia Eder, Sarah McKinley, Heikki Patomäki. Facilitated by Andreas Novy. 

September 14th, 2021

Online Webinar 
Miriam Lang, Colleen Schneider and Ian Gough
Facilitated by Andreas Novy & Ulrich Brand.