From Reproduction to Evolutionary Governance

  • Kiichiro YagiEmail author
Part of the Evolutionary Economics and Social Complexity Science book series (EESCS, volume 20)


As a general introduction, this chapter describes the perspective of evolutionary political economy. Understanding reproduction at three levels—the biological, the social or cultural, and the economic—the author introduces an evolutionary perspective into political economy in a broader sense. After criticizing the deterministic traits of the so-called materialistic view of history, he raises the problem of how “governance” can fit the view of evolutionary social science.


Reproduction view in economics Social or cultural reproduction Materialistic view of history Evolutionary model of social change Evolutionary governance 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Setsunan UniversityNeyagawaJapan

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