Economic Planning Inquiry Group

ESRA’s Economic Planning Inquiry Group looks at the ways in which the economy is currently planned, and the possibilities for a different way of planning the economy. The group is coordinated by Campbell Jones and Jonathan King. more

17 August 2016

In most recent political theory and practice economic planning has largely been off the agenda. Instead we have seen a focus on forms of politics which tend to be oriented around localism, that recoil from planning because of the failures of the past, and fail to imagine real international challenges to the hegemony of capitalism. 

The Economic Planning Inquiry Group addresses the ways in which economic planning has in fact come to take global centre stage in government policy and business life, and the possibilities for alternative visions of the purpose and possibilities for planning the economy at both the local and international levels.