Il pensiero di Kenneth Boulding, economista irenico. Relazioni sociali tra scambio, dono e coercizione - The aim of this essay is the ‘triangular theory of social interactions as expounded by Kenneth Boulding. Rediscovering the theoretical reflections of Kenneth Boulding about social interactions is even more important nowadays when economists are emphasizing the role of both formal and informal institutions in economic development and growth. In fact, he pioneered the study of elements which are commonly considered in the economic theories of institutions, social capital, reciprocity and relational goods.
Keywords: Kenneth Boulding; Threat; Love; Integrative systems; power; philanthropy; reciprocity; altruism.
Jel Code: B31; D50; D64 ; D74