SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.14 issue1Medios y ciudadanos: percepción pública del comportamiento de los medios de comunicación de masas durante la campaña para las elecciones presidenciales de 2007 en Argentina author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand




  • Have no cited articlesCited by SciELO

Related links

  • Have no similar articlesSimilars in SciELO



On-line version ISSN 1851-9601


IAZZETTA, Osvaldo. Libertad y regulación en una sociedad de mercado: los parecidos de familia en Durkheim y Polanyi. Postdata [online]. 2009, vol.14, n.1, pp.11-37. ISSN 1851-9601.

The purpose of this article is to make a critical revision of Émile Durkheim and Karl Polanyi's works focusing in the convergencies that both of them express when they notice and, in part anticipate, the limits of the market to maintain a social order. Though they are set in different historical contexts and they express diverging theoretical traditions, both of them share a critical opinion against the supposed selfsufficiency of the self-regulated markets, showing the dilemmas of a market society. With some differences, they agree to suggest that freedom does not equal desregulation and that the statement regarding individuality must not be confused with absence of regulation. Their works can be read as attempts to base the need for an instance of coordination, suggesting a connection between the individuals, the market and the state which still seems valuable in order to consider this complex link in the present.

Keywords : Freedom; Regulation; Market; Durkheim; Polanyi.

        · abstract in Spanish     · text in Spanish     · Spanish ( pdf )


Creative Commons License All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License