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Joseph A. Schumpeter : The Economics and Sociology of Capitalism - Richard Swedberg

Joseph A. Schumpeter

The Economics and Sociology of Capitalism

By: Richard Swedberg (Editor)

Paperback Published: 21st January 1991
ISBN: 9780691003832
Number Of Pages: 504

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The renowned economist Joseph A. Schumpeter (1883-1950) made seminal contributions not only to economic theory but also to sociology and economic history. His work is now attracting wide attention among sociologists, as well as experiencing a remarkable revival among economists. This anthology, which serves as an excellent introduction to Schumpeter, emphasizes his broad socio-economic vision and his attempt to analyze economic reality from several different perspectives. An ambitious introductory essay by Richard Swedberg uses many new sources to enhance our understanding of Schumpeter's life and work and to help analyze his fascinating character. This essay stresses Schumpeter's ability to draw on several social sciences in his study of capitalism.

Some of the articles in the anthology are published for the first time. The most important of these are Schumpeter's Lowell Lectures from 1941, "An Economic Interpretation of Our Time." Also included is the transcript of his lecture "Can Capitalism Survive?" (1936) and the high-spirited debate that followed. The anthology contains many of Schumpeter's classical sociological articles, such as his essays on the tax state, imperialism, and social classes. And, finally, there are lesser known articles on the future of private enterprise, on the concept of rationality in the social sciences, and on the work of Max Weber, with whom Schumpeter collaborated on several occasions.

Prefacep. vii
Introduction: The Man and His Workp. 3
The Crisis of the Tax Statep. 99
The Sociology of Imperialismsp. 141
Max Weber's Workp. 220
Social Classes in an Ethnically Homogeneous Environmentp. 230
Recent Developments of Political Economyp. 284
Can Capitalism Survive?p. 298
The Meaning of Rationality in the Social Sciencesp. 316
An Economic Interpretation of Our Time: The Lowell Lecturesp. 339
The Future of Private Enterprise in the Face of Modern Socialistic Tendenciesp. 401
Comments on a Plan for the Study of Entrepreneurshipp. 406
Wage and Tax Policy in Transitional States of Societyp. 429
American Institutions and Economic Progressp. 438
Works by Schumpeterp. 445
Indexp. 483
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ISBN: 9780691003832
ISBN-10: 0691003831
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 504
Published: 21st January 1991
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 16.51  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.69