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Roberto Mangabeira Unger, The Knowledge Economy (2019).
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Disciplinary Perspectives & Law
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Law & Economics
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Law & Political Theory
Type: Book
Abstract
Adam Smith and Karl Marx recognized that the best way to understand the economy is to study the most advanced practice of production. Today that practice is no longer conventional manufacturing: it is the radically innovative vanguard known as the knowledge economy. In every part of the production system it remains a fringe excluding the vast majority of workers and businesses. This book explores the hidden nature of the knowledge economy and its possible futures. The confinement of the knowledge economy to these insular vanguards has become a driver of economic stagnation and inequality throughout the world. Traditional mass production has stopped working as a shortcut to economic growth. But the alternative—a deepened and socially inclusive form of the knowledge economy—continues to lie beyond reach in even the richest countries. The shape of contemporary politics on both the left and the right reflects a failure to come to terms with this dilemma and to overcome it. Unger explains the knowledge economy in the truncated and confined form that it has today and proposes the way to a knowledge economy for the many: changes not just in economic institutions but also in education, culture, and politics. Just as Smith and Marx did in their time, he uses an understanding of the most advanced practice of production to rethink both economics and the economy as a whole.
Roberto Mangabeira Unger, Isaac Stanley, Madeleine Gabriel & Geoff Mulgan, Imagination Unleashed: Democratising the Knowledge Economy (Nesta, Mar. 2019).
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Technology & Law
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Property Law
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Disciplinary Perspectives & Law
Sub-Categories:
Law & Economics
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Law & Political Theory
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Intellectual Property - Patent & Trademark
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Networked Society
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Science & Technology
Type: Other
Roberto Mangabeira Unger, A Nova Estratégia Nacional de Desenvolvimento, 274 Revista de Direito Administrativo 363 (2017).
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Disciplinary Perspectives & Law
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International, Foreign & Comparative Law
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Law & Economics
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Law & Political Theory
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Foreign Law
Type: Article
Roberto Mangabeira Unger, The Critical Legal Studies Movement: Another Time, A Greater Task (Verso 2015).
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Disciplinary Perspectives & Law
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Government & Politics
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Legal Profession
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Critical Legal Studies
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Politics & Political Theory
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Legal & Political Theory
Type: Book
Abstract
Critical legal studies is the most important development in progressive thinking about law of the past half century. It has inspired the practice of legal analysis as institutional imagination, exploring, with the materials of the law, alternatives for society. The Critical Legal Studies Movement was written as the manifesto of the movement by its central figure. This new edition includes a revised version of the original text, preceded by an extended essay in which its author discusses what is happening now and what should happen next in legal thought.
Roberto Mangabeira Unger & Lee Smolin, The Singular Universe and the Reality of Time: A Proposal in Natural Philosophy (Cambridge Univ. Press 2015).
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Disciplinary Perspectives & Law
Sub-Categories:
Legal Theory & Philosophy
Type: Book
Abstract
Cosmology is in crisis. The more we discover, the more puzzling the universe appears to be. How and why are the laws of nature what they are? A philosopher and a physicist, world-renowned for their radical ideas in their fields, argue for a revolution. To keep cosmology scientific, we must replace the old view in which the universe is governed by immutable laws by a new one in which laws evolve. Then we can hope to explain them. The revolution that Roberto Mangabeira Unger and Lee Smolin propose relies on three central ideas. There is only one universe at a time. Time is real: everything in the structure and regularities of nature changes sooner or later. Mathematics, which has trouble with time, is not the oracle of nature and the prophet of science; it is simply a tool with great power and immense limitations. The argument is readily accessible to non-scientists as well as to the physicists and cosmologists whom it challenges.
Roberto Mangabeira Unger & Cornel West, Progressive Politics and What Lies Ahead, The Nation, November 23, 1998, at 11.
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Banking & Finance
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Family Law
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Labor & Employment
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Discrimination & Civil Rights
Sub-Categories:
Financial Reform
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Public Interest Law
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Social Welfare Law
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Education Law
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Employment Practice
Type: Article
Roberto Mangabeira Unger, Science and Politics Between Domesticated and Radicalized Pragmatism, 10 Sci. Context 85 (1997).
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Disciplinary Perspectives & Law
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Government & Politics
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Legal Theory & Philosophy
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Politics & Political Theory
Type: Article
Abstract
This paper introduces a distinction between two understandings of the pragmatic tradition: domesticated and radicalized pragmatism. The main difference between these two views concerns the feasibility and moral legitimacy of a radical critique of an existing practice such as science, politics, and so on. It is argued that domesticated pragmatism, with its emphasis on local rather than global perspective, has led to trivialization and degeneration of self-reflective critique. Without rejecting pragmatism as such, this paper urges a reinterpretation of this tradition so as to make room for more thorough forms of critique of both science and social practice.
Roberto Mangabeira Unger, The Critical Legal Studies Movement, 96 Harv. L. Rev. 561 (1983).
Categories:
Disciplinary Perspectives & Law
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Legal Profession
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Government & Politics
Sub-Categories:
Critical Legal Studies
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Politics & Political Theory
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Legal & Political Theory
Type: Article
Roberto Mangabeira Unger, A Program for Late Twentieth-Century Psychiatry, 139 Am. J. Pyschiatry 155 (1982).
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Disciplinary Perspectives & Law
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Health Care
Sub-Categories:
Law & Mind Sciences
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Psychology & Psychiatry
Type: Article
Abstract
The author argues against conceptions of the current state of psychiatry that either accept eclecticism as natural or treat some specific biological or psychodynamic model as the true core of psychiatry. He presents a unified program for biological and psychodynamic explanation and therapy. The biological aspect of this agenda supports a unitary view of mental illness but dissociates this view from reductionist premises. The psychological aspect treats particular psychodynamic theories, including Freud's, as special cases of a more basic account of affect and imagination. The program has unequivocal diagnostic, explanatory, and therapeutic implications as well as a larger social meaning.
Roberto Mangabeira Unger, Illusions of Necessity in Economic Order, 68 Am. Econ. Rev. 369 (1978).
Categories:
Government & Politics
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Legal Profession
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Disciplinary Perspectives & Law
Sub-Categories:
Law & Economics
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Politics & Political Theory
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Legal & Political Theory
Type: Article