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Economic Thought and Political Theory : RECENT ECONOMIC THOUGHT SERIES - David Reisman

Economic Thought and Political Theory

RECENT ECONOMIC THOUGHT SERIES

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Published: 31st August 1994
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People live by ideas which help them to make sense of their experiences. Yet different people live by different ideas. Without an attempt to communicate and comprehend, they would at best be unable to share, at worst be obliged to fight. This book is concerned with communicating and comprehending. It takes the view that ideas matter and that a dialogue with alternative worldviews is a civilised exercise in tolerance.
Economic Thought and Political Theory, concentrates on the ideas of Plato, Steuart, Mill, Schumpeter, Hayek, Buchanan, the Catholic social economists and the property-rights tradition. The focus is dual: the market and the State. As interdisciplinary as the modern mixed economy, as contemporary as the search for middle way, Economic Thought and Political Theory will be of interest to all thinkers determined to find a good balance between individuals' autonomy and governmental leadership.

` ... the book is highly recommended to readers interested in an open discussion of ideas from very heterogeneous approaches to a common theme, past and present - the problem of choice between state and the market.' Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, 154:2 (1998)

Contributing Authors
Introduction
Communism, Sparta, and Platop. 1
Sir James Steuart on the Managed Marketp. 37
Economic Theory and Policy: An Introduction to John Stuart Mill's Political Economyp. 63
Church, State, and Market: Accent on the Socialp. 103
State and Market When Command Goes Capitalistp. 129
Schumpeter and Capitalism in an Era of Transitionp. 147
Cultural Evolution, Collective Learning, and Constitutional Designp. 171
Health and Choice: The Contribution of James Buchananp. 205
Indexp. 229
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ISBN: 9780792394334
ISBN-10: 079239433X
Series: RECENT ECONOMIC THOUGHT SERIES
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 239
Published: 31st August 1994
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.54