Gunnar Myrdal Revisited: Cumulative Causation, Accumulation and Legitimisation

Titolo Rivista: PARTECIPAZIONE E CONFLITTO
Autori/Curatori: Guglielmo Forges Davanzati
Anno di pubblicazione: 2013 Fascicolo: 3 Lingua: English
Numero pagine: 20 P. 110-129 Dimensione file: 439 KB
DOI: 10.3280/PACO2013-003006
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The aim of this paper is to provide a reconstruction of Myrdal’s analysis of the factors determining the path of accumulation, in view of the pivotal role played by political institutions in promoting it. It will be shown that Myrdal’s theory of cumulative causation, combined with his idea that consensus on the existing social order is a "created harmon"”, is a powerful analytical tool in understanding a key contradiction of capitalist reproduction (particularly in a neo-liberal regime): namely the trade-off between accumulation and legitimisation.

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Guglielmo Forges Davanzati, Gunnar Myrdal Revisited: Cumulative Causation, Accumulation and Legitimisation in "PARTECIPAZIONE E CONFLITTO" 3/2013, pp 110-129, DOI: 10.3280/PACO2013-003006