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20.07.2016

"Imagined Futures": New Book from Jens Beckert

In his new book Imagined Futures: Fictional Expectations and Capitalist Dynamics, Jens Beckert examines how capitalist growth and crises are driven by imaginations of the future. With this research, Beckert provides an innovative contribution to capitalist theory in which he shows how fictional expectations generate dynamics within economies or - when expectations fail to materialize - how they can tip societies into crisis. Beckert launched his book to a positive reception on June 25 at the Annual Conference of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE) in an Author Meets Critics. A well-visited book presentation also took place on July 13 at the MPIfG in Cologne.
 

 
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