||The Political and Economic Planning group certainly formed
part of this corporatist tendency as a particular hybrid form of capitalist-corporatist planning in which semi-public agencies were assigned to correct the distortions provoked by unrestrained liberal
capitalism, which the group blamed for the economic disaster of the
In the following pages, we recall the group’s early history, recounting how the internal controversies of 1931-1932 fit with Schmitter’s analytical categories. Then we illustrate the resolution of these
debates and the final PEP proposal, developed in 1933-1934, for a
decentralised, capitalist and technocratic Corporatism.